Does the "L" key on your keyboard not work or something?
You should be fine for a week or two, but not many of the UVB bulbs out there will penetrate that far. Most are in the 10-14 inch range. If you have mesh or something between the light and your ig, that distance will be even less.
Post by prism_wolf on Mar 27, 2007 14:18:05 GMT -8
Your UVB tube needs to be in the 6" - 8" range from Yoda's back. Any farther than that and the UVB diminishes dramatically. The basking light should only be as close as the temps need you to set it to get it right. The temps should be between 92-96 F. Make sure if you have the fixture that comes with the piece of plastic to shield the light bulb that you remove that piece. The UVB does not go through this.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2007 14:23:59 GMT -8 by prism_wolf
Post by iguanaman23 on Mar 27, 2007 14:33:44 GMT -8
how do i pute his uvb light in his cage? I dont want it to burn him do you think he can go 2 weeks like this with the uvb 17inchs away? its on from 8 to 8 becouse i get my pay check every two weeks and i want to take him outside to get some uvb but its only like 67 degree's out here and when i do get the money to buy one i have to wait for shipping ahhh! i dont want yoda to die I need to think on how to do something about this
Post by prism_wolf on Mar 27, 2007 14:46:32 GMT -8
Yoda won't die in that amount of time...:-) Your wonderful for worrying about him like that. I wish everyone cared that much who owned an ig.
Even if it's only 67 degrees...20 minutes with you holding him in the sun will give him some better UVB than your bulb ever could. Many people...including me...turn off the UVB and only use heat bulbs in the summer when they can get their igs outside for real sunshine. Your UVB bulb will not burn your ig if it's inside the cage. Can you get us pictures so we can see what you set up looks like?
Post by prism_wolf on Mar 27, 2007 15:00:47 GMT -8
Oooo!! That's an easy fix!! ;D
Just get another branch and set it to where your ig can climb up to the basking area! One thing you want to do is to make sure you have all the lighting on just one end of the cage. This way there is a place for him to cool off when he gets warm enough. I don't see a thermometer in there and this is really important. Your basking area needs to be 92-96...and the cool end needs to be 70-75. A digital indoor/outdoor thermometer w/hygrometer is the only type you should use. The small dial ones in the pet stores are very inaccurate.