how to use a temp gun
Temp Guns are a simple and often efficient way to get temperatures in and out of your animal's enclosure. This guide will give you the basics on how to operate a temp gun and get the most accurate readings possible.
As temp guns vary, it is crucial to thoroughly read the instructions for the model you have purchased before attempting to use it. The instructions should tell you how to adjust the settings, what distance to hold the gun from the area you wish to measure, and what power source it needs (usually batteries).
Once you have finished reading the instructions, turn the temp gun on and configure it to your needs. Most temp guns will give the measurements in Celsius or Fahrenheit so make sure it's outputting in degrees you can understand. The care guides featured on this site refer to all temperatures in Fahrenheit.
Holding the temp gun the distance stated in the instructions, pull the trigger and have the laser pointed directly at the spot that you want to measure. Hold it there until the readings steady (the temperature output is not fluctuating greatly) and once they do those should be considered the surface temps of where the laser is directed.
Repeat Step #4 for all the spots where you want to know the temperature. It is best to use another type of thermometer to ensure your temp gun is accurate and take the time to read reviews before purchasing a temp gun to see what others have said about its accuracy.