Post by laxfiend69 on Oct 25, 2006 16:35:23 GMT -8
so recently i purchased an open air cage, in my ig's basking spot i have the reptisun 5.0 and a 100 watt UVA bulb for heat, is it ok to have both in the same spot. And on the opposite side of the cage i have 2 150 watt ceramic bulbs to heat up the rest. Is this ok his basking spot is 90 degrees the middle of cage is about 80-85 and the floor is 73+- depends.....
Post by IguanaKing on Oct 25, 2006 17:26:40 GMT -8
Basically, you want to have your heat AND UVB on the same end of the cage. The goal is to try to simulate the sun so your iguana's natural, thermoregulatory behavior. This behavior not only regulates his body temperature, but his UVB exposure as well.
Last Edit: Oct 25, 2006 18:05:46 GMT -8 by IguanaKing
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yea humidity hydrates them alot i have a humidifier in my cage now and when i diddnt he would get baths but now no baths just high humidity (80+%) and when he goes to the bathroom its double the water amount plus they like to lay in the mist. So i suggest you try to enclose the cage as much as possible to help your humidity and heat. With the UVB and Heat you want them in the same place to stimulate the sun Mercury Vapors are more expensive but a whole heck of alot easier to use.
Post by prism_wolf on Oct 25, 2006 19:41:54 GMT -8
Something to be aware of. External humidity does not equal internal hydration. External humidity in the form of foggers, misters and such are fantastic for shedding and for keeping moisture in the lungs, but it does not hydrate an igs internal system. This is only obtained by plenty of oral hydration either by the water they drink or the foods they eat with a misting of water on top. An iguanas hide does not allow water to absorb through, so oral hydration is the key...:-)