Blanket on basking spot?

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Blanket on basking spot?

Postby MattBuckley45 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:55 pm

Hi all,

I’ve just replaced some of my substrate (wood chips) that my beardie liked to move around and get comfy in to sleep on. It’s now laminate flooring and he no longer wants to sleep there and is pretty grumpy about it. I was thinking of putting a small blanket or small towel where he likes to sleep for comfort and softness, but it is directly under his basking spot. Would a blanket be a fire hazard? My basking spot is roughly 42 degrees Celsius. Just worry about it getting to hot and catching fire, what do you guys think?

Thanks!
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Re: Blanket on basking spot?

Postby Claudiusx » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:19 pm

It won't be a fire hazard unless it comes into contact with the bulb. Unless your basking temp gets to around 250c, you don't need to worry about it (assuming your blanket is cotton - cottons ignition temperature is over 250c) :mrgreen:

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Re: Blanket on basking spot?

Postby MattBuckley45 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:26 pm

Thank you haha, not quite that hot. Thanks again :)
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Re: Blanket on basking spot?

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:16 pm

I agree that it shouldn't be a problem. I have fleece blankets down over the floor under each of my basking spots and it works well.
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