Basking Temp for Panther

#1
Just making the final adjustments for my Chameleon that will be here on Tuesday. He is an Ambilobe (over 2 years old). What should the basking temp be at?
 
#6
Thank you all. When I checked the temp today it was 94. So I will put a lower wattage bulb in and see where I'm at with it. Thanks again, I'm sure I'll have more questions when he gets here on Tuesday.
 
#7
It might be helpful for you to be able to adjust the height of the basking light as well. Just changing the wattage does not always get you the optimal temp. I screwed a small wooden shelf to the wall behind my cage with one screw in a center support and can rotate the shelf the raise or lower the light a few inches either way. You will find that the temp fluctuates quite a bit during the course of a day. You could use just a piece of wood (something like a 1x2 about 8" long) with one screw as long as it was wide enough to clamp the light to it. Hope this helps!
 
#8
Thanks Reptoman, But don't think that the hubby is going to let me do that. It might clash with his sword display :) He is currently working on something that will work for adjusting height.
 
#9
During the day, my cage temps run from 71deg in the lower 1/4 of the enclosure up to the low 90's in the basking area. Feldman is able to take care of his thermo-regulation quite well. Night cage temps run between 65-70 degrees depending on elevation in the enclosure. 83-85 degrees for a panthers basking spot seems a bit on the low side, IMHO.
 
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