Is it safe to use a grow bulb for my chameleon, will it get the vitamins it needs from that sort of light.
You can use a 6500K color temp lamp from home Depot or Lowes
just to make use the op understands this lamp is just for the plant and visual light and while it's safe for your chameleon you will still need 2 more types of lights. UVB as carol
stated most recommend the repti-sun 5.0 tube style (not the compact) tho I think reptiglo 5.0 should work also. You then also need a basking light (something that puts off heat) most will recommend a 40-50 watt house hold bulb in a dome fixture ( adjusted to give a basking spot in the low 80s for babies and I THINK 90s for a adult veiled)
*edit* looks like carol covered most that info, dang my slow typing on this phone!
Actually, go for a 5000k instead. The 6500k puts off a really blue light that chameleons percieve as grayish, which is not harmful but it's unpleasant (and some research I've heard about suggests that it makes feeders look less appealing?). 5000k is nearly as bright and it puts out a more natural color spectrum, apparently.
Could you share this research? The 6500K is used to help the plants grow because (from my understanding) it is a more 'natural' color spectra... meaning it's what the sun makes. My understanding is that 5000k don't work well.
its a panther chameleon 6 weeks old.