Monday, October 25, 2010

Zilla Reptile Thermostat - Product Review

1 Word - Exceptional!

I was in dire need of a thermostat before the cooling period began, I've never personally used them due to the fact my room is AC/Heat controlled. Now that the winter months are coming up quickly, I decided it was time that I purchased one, because here in Virginia, it can be 80 degrees in December. Really, it can. 

I made this purchase with no hesitation, not because of the price, but because it was convenient. I must say that for the price ($30ish), it has been a wise purchase. I've been using it for well over a month or so, and I couldnt be more pleased with it.

Onto the Pro's & Con's ...

The Pro's:

1. Ease of use. Thermostat's are definitely not rocket science, but this product shouldn't even come with instructions. 
2. Price .. For $30ish, you can't expect self timed night temperature dropping, but you can expect the results when you need your temp's dropped, regardless if you have to manually do it. 
3. (2) Plug Receptacles. You can control 2 different heating sources using this thermostat. Personally, I have 2 racks, and I have 2 different heating sources, heat wire, and flexwatt. Not because I want to have 2 different ones, but because those were my only options at the time. Regardless, this thermostat has no issue keeping them both temperatures almost perfectly in sync. 

The Con's:

1. The only thing I have against this particular product, is that fact that it only has 1 temperature probe. I know personally that it doesn't matter, but if you don't secure the single probe properly, it can throw off your temp's completely. 

That's the only con I have against it. Other than that, this is a wonderful product, and I will definitely keep recommending this to my friends, and family that keep reptiles. 


  1. I have one of these, the older model and have it hooked up to a timer. I dont get a night drop to a certain degree but my room is controlled so it drops to that with them off. Snakeys seem happy so far :)

  2. Mine are definitely happy as well. Is the older model similar?