Baby veiled UVB

KingLoki729

Member
Hello everyone. I have a 2 month old baby veiled chameleon and currently have a uvb bulb for her, I was wondering if there was a specific bulb I should be using for her. I have the one they gave me at the pet store, thanks.
 

JuniorC

Avid Member
Hello everyone. I have a 2 month old baby veiled chameleon and currently have a uvb bulb for her, I was wondering if there was a specific bulb I should be using for her. I have the one they gave me at the pet store, thanks.
Which is what bulb exactly? But most likely the wrong one places usually send people home with. Is it a coil or linear? You will want a linear reptisun 5.0 or arcadia 6%.
 

KingLoki729

Member
I’m not exactly sure, but I was going to the pet store tomorrow to get roaches for my panther so I was just going to grab a new bulb while I was there.
 

PoseidonTheChameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
Is there a cheap hood for them or am I going to be spending some decent money on them?
You will most likely need to order it online, your pet store might have it, but I know mine never has the t5 5.0. I paid about $60 for the hood I think, then you need an extra 5.0 bulb which you will replace every 6 months
 

KingLoki729

Member
You will most likely need to order it online, your pet store might have it, but I know mine never has the t5 5.0. I paid about $60 for the hood I think, then you need an extra 5.0 bulb which you will replace every 6 months
Is there anyway you could send me a link to the bulb and the hood I would need, the cage is 2x2x4 foot tall. I just want to make sure I get the right one if I’m ordering it online :).
 

PoseidonTheChameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
This is the 24 inch hood, it comes with a 5.0 bulb which is great , but it is always a good thing to have an extra, you will need to replace this bulb every 6 months:
https://www.amazon.com/Reptisun-T5-...ywords=reptisun+t5+hood&qid=1620091025&sr=8-3

This is the bulb that you can buy separately to have an extra, since you have a 24 inch hood, you will need a 22 inch bulb:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Zoo-Med-...9?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=100001329

Note: these are the quickest ones I could find. You can always look at different websites for better deals now that you know what to look for 🙂
 

KingLoki729

Member
This is the 24 inch hood, it comes with a 5.0 bulb which is great , but it is always a good thing to have an extra, you will need to replace this bulb every 6 months:
https://www.amazon.com/Reptisun-T5-...ywords=reptisun+t5+hood&qid=1620091025&sr=8-3

This is the bulb that you can buy separately to have an extra, since you have a 24 inch hood, you will need a 22 inch bulb:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Zoo-Med-...9?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=100001329

Note: these are the quickest ones I could find. You can always look at different websites for better deals now that you know what to look for 🙂
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Here is another option for fixture.. 24 inch fixture. You will need to buy a 5.0 or 6% T5 UVB bulb though. This one comes with the plant bulb so you just swap it out. Buying a second one for plants would be great as well.
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/t5-uvb-light-fixture.html

You want 8-9 inches to the branch below with this and if baby is screen climbing the top then 5 inches to branch and the fixture has to be raised 4 inches off the top so that total distance to branch is 9 inches. But this way baby will not get exposed to extremely high UVI levels.
 

KingLoki729

Member
Here is another option for fixture.. 24 inch fixture. You will need to buy a 5.0 or 6% T5 UVB bulb though. This one comes with the plant bulb so you just swap it out. Buying a second one for plants would be great as well.
https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/t5-uvb-light-fixture.html

You want 8-9 inches to the branch below with this and if baby is screen climbing the top then 5 inches to branch and the fixture has to be raised 4 inches off the top so that total distance to branch is 9 inches. But this way baby will not get exposed to extremely high UVI levels.
I already have one for plants :)
 

KingLoki729

Member
I already have one for plants :)
Would this be good for a second cage I’m getting ready to set up? It’s a smaller cage it’s a 18x18x36?
 

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KingLoki729

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It’s just for a smaller baby cage until it gets to probably 6 months, I was thinking about getting a 24 and letting it hang off the side but I was just going to get the 14 until I get the bigger cage.
 

PoseidonTheChameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
It’s just for a smaller baby cage until it gets to probably 6 months, I was thinking about getting a 24 and letting it hang off the side but I was just going to get the 14 until I get the bigger cage.
Honestly it's just more money that you dont need to spend. If it were me, I would put the baby in a 4x2x2 with a 24 inch fixture, no extra money spent.🙂
 
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