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QnA on Bearded Dragon lighting

QnA on Bearded Dragon lighting

Bearded dragon lighting can be used to help your pet bask in the warmth of the sun. There are a few different types of lights available, and each has its own benefits. 

The best type of light for basking is a UVA light. These lights emit a long-wavelength light that stimulates the herp's natural basking behavior. They also provide enough light to see by without needing a full-spectrum bulb or LED light. 

If you don't have access to a UVA light, LED lights are a good alternative. They're cheaper than UVA lights and provide more diffuse lighting which can help keep your bearded dragon warm without causing eye strain or over-heating. 

Bearded dragons also like ambient heat, so you may want to consider using heat lamps instead of lighting if you have room for them.


    Bearded dragons need what kind of lighting?

    UVB illumination is essential for your bearded dragon's health; it should be used in combination with UVA or a midday heat bulb. Together, UVA and UVB will help your bearded dragon simulate the sun, providing it with the advantages it needs to live a happy and healthy life!

    What are the two lights that bearded dragons require?

    The heat lamp and the UVB fluorescent tube fixture are the only two lights you'll need. The heat lamp is the simpler to put up; reptile heat lamp fixtures can be found at almost any pet shop. For your tank, you'll need a light that provides enough coverage; a "sun dome" style fixture works nicely.

    For a bearded dragon, what light do you turn off at night?

    UVB (ultraviolet) light Reptiles that need UVB light include turtles, tortoises, bearded dragons, iguanas, and chameleons. This aids in the prevention of hypocalcemia in animals (or lack of calcium). UVB lamps should be used in conjunction with calcium supplements and should be turned on during the day and turned off at night.

    What is the recommended wattage for my bearded dragon's basking light?

    For the hot basking side, a halogen lamp is ideal, since it raises the temperature in the cage to 100-105°F. For a 40-gallon tank, a 100-watt bulb is sufficient. Nighttime temperatures must also be considered by bearded dragon keepers.

    What is the optimal time for a bearded dragon to bask?

    Bearded dragons often begin to brumate between the ages of 12 and 18, however it may happen as early as 6 months. Keep the basking light on for around 10 hours each day during brumation. Reduce basking temperatures to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 degrees Celsius) and reduce side temps to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 Celsius).

    Is it okay if I keep my heat lamp on entire night?

    The heat lamps trap the emitted heat radiations, keeping the container's interior temperature warm. Heat lamps may be used for this purpose as well, and they can be left on all night.

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    About the author

    I am Paige and I love pets. I have a bearded dragon and a husky. My bearded dragon's name is Bart and he is a lot of fun. He likes to eat crickets and play in his cage. My husky's name is Sandy and she is a lot of fun, too. She likes to run and play in the park. I love taking them for walks and playing with them. They are both a big part of my family.
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