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Old May 1st, 2020, 09:36 PM
renkma renkma is offline
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Chihuahua sunpatch

Hi everyone.
I have a huge problem. I’m moving and my new home doesn’t seem to have the awesome “sunpatches” my old home had. My chihuahua LOVES to lay in these sunpatches. Actually, she NEEDS them. The home is purchased so it’s not like I can just up and move again. So I’m looking at heat lamps - the kind used in reptile aquariums. But they are so complicated to know what kind of bulb to get that will emit a nice heat and a light that mimics sunlight. I thought if I could have something like that set up by the brightest window, it might satisfy her indoor sunbathing needs. I’m mortified that she might not have a sunpatch ever again unless outside in the summer.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Or know anything about the different bulbs and which I should use?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old May 7th, 2020, 10:16 AM
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I'd look online for something used. Maybe an old movie light - something bright, and that u can control the spread of the light.
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