just a quick question, do veiled chameleons need a heat lamp on at night? i’ve been using it at night, but i’ve been reading that there should be a drop in temperature. i just don’t want to turn it off, if it’s not good for her.
it would be 50° ish if i turn it off, that’s the house temp. i’ve been using it on her for a few months, should i just completely turn it off tonight?No, no heat lamp at night needed, they can handle nighttime temp drops that are quite low. It's better for them with no supplemental heat at night unless it's getting crazy low, like 40 degrees.
Yes, either way. IMO this light is not needed for either heat or (especially not) light.Yes what? Lol that would confuse me because you may need heat at night but not a light which is what I'm sure you were saying either way.
i try to keep it very humid at night, since i stopped using the heat lamp at night it’s been staying better. any other ideas or recommendations on how to hole humidity throughout the night, or just in general?Lets make it simple. If you are comfortable with just normal blankets it is not too cold. 50ish is fine, on the cool side but nothing to panic over. If it gets below 50f then maybe heat.
Here is the issue with heat at night. The need it cool 55f-65f is great, The also need it humid, like as close to 100% as you can get. Any heat source will dry the immediate area, hence not the best. So no heat at night. But what if my temps are regularly below 55 and even into the 40s. OK so this may require heat, but at this I would have to assume the region itself is very cold. SO in this case I would set up specifically to handle this. This might not be what is always standardly prescribed but in some situations it is the right setup. If you overall climate is clod and dry we would need more pics and info on how to get it dialed in.
Is the enclosure all-screen or hybrid? Hybrid enclosures are much easier to control humidity.i try to keep it very humid at night, since i stopped using the heat lamp at night it’s been staying better. any other ideas or recommendations on how to hole humidity throughout the night, or just in general?