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Reptile Habitat Heating and Lighting Guide

reptile heating and lighting

Lighting Guide

The chart below should be used as a guideline and based off of an ambient room temperature of about 75° F. Bulb choice will change based on ambient room temperature, lighting and distance of bulb from animal surface.

 

HEAT BULB/SOURCE UV BULB
LIZARDS
Anole 50 watt Tropical (Med) UV
Bearded Dragon 100-150 watt Desert (High) UV
Chinese Water Dragon 75-100 watt Tropical (Med) UV
Collard Lizard 75-100 watt Desert (High) UV
Curly-Tailed Lizard 75-100 watt Low UV
Frilled Dragon 75-100 watt Tropical (Med) UV
Longtail Lizard 50 watt Tropical (Med) UV
Mali Uromastyx 100-150 watt Desert (High) UV
Skinks 75-100 watt Low UV
GECKOS
Crocodile Gecko 75 watt None - Low UV
Eyelash Crested Gecko 50 watt None - Low UV
Gargoyle Gecko 50 watt None - Low UV
Golden Gecko 50 watt None - Low UV
White Line Gecko 50 watt None - Low UV
Leopard Gecko Under tank heater None - Low UV
Panther Gecko 50 watt None - Low UV
AMPHIBIANS
Treefrogs 50 watt None - Low UV
Pacman Frog 50 watt None - Low UV
Pixie Frog 50 watt None - Low UV
Chubby Frog 50 watt None - Low UV
Tomato Frog 50 watt None - Low UV
SNAKES  
All Snakes Under tank heater None - Low UV
TORTOISES
Greek & Russian Tortoises 100-150 watt Desert (High) UV
Red Foot Tortoise 75-100 watt Tropical (Med) UV