Your Reptile’s Lighting

Your reptile is a cold-blooded animal so you need to use lighting to provide heat as well as giving you a way to see him better in a more natural environment. Research your reptile’s specific lighting needs so you can best care for your pet. Purchase high-quality lights especially manufactured for reptile use. Hang the lights as instructed and install a number of thermometers to ensure there are no hot spots. Be careful to check rocks and water features so your reptile doesn’t get burned. Give him some shady areas too so he can get a respite from the heat. Consider purchasing night heat lamps that provide heat without light so you can continue to regulate the temperature of your reptile’s enclosure at night. This also provides a more natural night environment and you won’t disturb other household members with bright lighting. For more information, contact your animal hospital Salisbury, NC


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