Hello there, This is a picture of randall's enclosure.it is 110 cm*35 cm*70 cm.my iguana is about 60 cm.he has a UVA and a UVB supply,a water dish for soaking and drinking and hydrating the enclosure.the UVB supply that I put there also makes the enlosure warm. the substrate is news paper.but i'm going to change it to cardboard.
the UVB supply that I put there also makes the enlosure warm.
If you are talking about the bulb in the holder. I don't know of any UVB generating bulb that small. If the UVB is the fluorescent tube, its too far away for the iguana to be getting any benefit. Your ig needs to be within 8-10 inches (20-25cm) to be getting any good from it. Iguanas are arboreal animals. You need tree branches or such in there for the ig to climb on. Whcih by the way will also bring it up closer to the bulb. What are the temperatures in the cage, cool area and basking area? And what is the humidity level?
hi. that bulb lamp is a halogen wich a vet told me that is a UVB source. the flurescent tube is a UVA source. ok,I will put some tree branches there for him to climb. the temperature is 29 in the basking and 24 in the cool area.the humidity level is 67. so you prefer newspaper?dont you think that ink on it,it could be poisonous for him?
I think that you have things backwards. A halogen is not a source of UVB, only light and heat. There are fluorescent tubes that provide UVB but not any that provide only UVA. Take the bulbs out and tell me what is written on them.
Your cool side is fine but your basking area needs to go up to 32-35 I don't know about over there. but over here our black and white ink is soy based and harmless. Just stay away fom the slick colored ad pages.
I was referring to the brand names. Those should be on the lamps. If the fluorescent is a specially designed UVB lamp it should have a brand name or logo on it. Not all fluorescent tubes generate UVB. UVB is essential for the iguanas survival. And a UVB generating lamp will also be producing UVA. The fluorescent lamp may or may not be generating UVB, depending on what kind it is.
Post by hurricanekatt on May 22, 2010 10:08:20 GMT -8
I recommend starting to build a new enclosure now. That tanks will not last you more than a few months at most - they grow a LOT faster than you think! haha (very cute ig btw!) It is best just to build a full sized enclosure now - it will save you money in the long run because they grow so fast. You want something that is 6' tall x 6' long x 4' wide. Also, check out MegaRay's UV bulbs. You can order online and they really are the best UV bulbs out there. If you get the self ballasted bulb it produces heat as well as UVB. That way instead of having multiple bulbs, paying the electricity for multiple bulbs, and and replacing multiple bulbs every 6 months, you will only have one bulb (and potentially a ceramic heat emitter if the temps are still not quite high enough and/or for night heat) that you will only need to replace every 12 months.
Post by hurricanekatt on May 22, 2010 10:10:40 GMT -8
(hi Merlin! lol) Oh yes, it looks like you only have one log in there? You want a few hiding spots for your iggy, as well as many places for him to climb. They are arboreal, meaning they live in the trees, and feel more comfortable up high. They need the climbing for muscle development as well. Adding hides will give him a place to retreat to if he feels stressed and will make for a happier iguana. You may not need one as he gets bigger, but as small as he is you want him to feel really secure.