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Old 10-24-2012, 08:28 PM
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can coil uvb bulbs cause problems for chameleons???

just heard it on a youtube vid was a lil worried
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Its actually very good for them. All reptiles (at least i think) require uva/uvb light. It helps theyre bones and bodily functions!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:31 PM
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Its actually very good for them. All reptiles (at least i think) require uva/uvb light. It helps theyre bones and bodily functions!
yeah ik uvb lights help them just this guy said get the bulbs not the coil bulb it can cause blindness and eye probles so im a lil worried
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I dont think so because there is a reptile company that makes coil bulbs. But id stay away from it, just to be on the safe side.
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I dont think so because there is a reptile company that makes coil bulbs. But id stay away from it, just to be on the safe side.
thats the prob i already have one so im a lil bit nervous
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In the past there was a problem with the coils giving off the wrong levels of UV and causing blindness and death, but it has since been corrected. Toi stay safe I stick with the repti glo tube 5.0 but many people on here are starting to use the coils again with no problem.
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The only problem with using the coil is that the rays are confined to a certain radius. The tube bulbs can span the width of your enclosure. Your original concern has been addressed and resolved. So no worries...
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In the past there was a problem with the coils giving off the wrong levels of UV and causing blindness and death, but it has since been corrected. Toi stay safe I stick with the repti glo tube 5.0 but many people on here are starting to use the coils again with no problem.
thank you so much lol and i have a repti glo 5.0 coil and a 50 watt zilla bulb that ok??
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The only problem with using the coil is that the rays are confined to a certain radius. The tube bulbs can span the width of your enclosure. Your original concern has been addressed and resolved. So no worries...
what do u recoment?
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what do u recoment?
Natural sunlight! Your bulb is fine. When you change it out in 6 months (you know you have to change every 6 months, right?), consider getting a new fixture that you can set across the top of your enclosure and get a tube bulb. Just my opinion...
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