Heat & UVB lights


New Member
We got a 3 month old veiled chameleon yesterday. We know to leave the UVB on for 12 hours a day, should we also leave the heat light on for 12 hours?


Chameleon Enthusiast
What is your cage temps?

Yes leave the uvb on all day long. They grow like weeds and need it.

If the cage gets to at least 80F, i would not use a basking light.

If the cage only gets to 75F, then you could install "a normal house bulb, not a flood" to heat "an area" to 85-90F.

Once they are sub adults, then you can install a "wide flood" that will heat an area to 90-95f.


Chameleon Enthusiast
I used to do longer hours in summer and shorter hours in winter for mimicking the sun ...14 / 10 so to speak.
But 12 is ok too.
Top Bottom