Lighting Help?

Harley510

Established Member
So currently since the winter time is coming around and since my female veiled got a little bigger then since when I originally got her i’ve noticed she’s sitting at the highest point in her cage so i decided to switch from a 60 watt Zoo Med blue daytime bulb to a 100 watt Exo Terra daylight basking bulb. I have a Zoo Med Reptisun 5.0 UVB bulb going for her aswell and so far she’s been good with the lights she’s had. I’m wondering if i messed up and got the wrong light for her
 

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Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
well I would recommend getting a 10.0 uvb for veiled, I switched over just recently, if it gets colder at night too then maybe try a ceramic heat bulb
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
Could you fill out the ask for help form? Good job on switching from a blue light to a white light, blue light isn’t natural. The basking spot needs to be 85*F. What cage size do you have, and what uvb strength do you have? Do you have a lay bin?
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
well I would recommend getting a 10.0 uvb for veiled, I switched over just recently, if it gets colder at night too then maybe try a ceramic heat bulb
UVB strength depends on cage size and how heavily planted it is. If it drops below 60*F, I think, then use a CHE, don’t use one if it’s above that. Chams do need a temp drop at night, though
 

Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
well it should be a 2x2x4 I just assumed, my bad lol, if she needs a 100 w heat bulb that's also a lot of heat and a sudden change in temp drops might stress her out maybe as @ERKleRose said if it gets below 60 then do the che
 

Harley510

Established Member
Could you fill out the ask for help form? Good job on switching from a blue light to a white light, blue light isn’t natural. The basking spot needs to be 85*F. What cage size do you have, and what uvb strength do you have? Do you have a lay bin?
I could fill out the help form if i knew where it was. Her temp during the day was around 70 so i figured i should make sure she’s nice and toasty in there. i don’t exactally know the uvb strength but the uvb bulb says reptisun 5.0 and it’s a fairly thin long bulb. The cage is the large zoo med screen cage. And yes i do have a lay bin but i’m not exactally too happy with it so i’m thinking of switching it up cause i feel like it isn’t big enough for her when she does go to lay eggs
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
I could fill out the help form if i knew where it was. Her temp during the day was around 70 so i figured i should make sure she’s nice and toasty in there. i don’t exactally know the uvb strength but the uvb bulb says reptisun 5.0 and it’s a fairly thin long bulb. The cage is the large zoo med screen cage. And yes i do have a lay bin but i’m not exactally too happy with it so i’m thinking of switching it up cause i feel like it isn’t big enough for her when she does go to lay eggs
Here’s the ask for help form: https://www.chameleonforums.com/how-ask-help-66/ Is the uvb light coiled and looks like a light bulb or long like a wooden dowel? What are the dimensions of the cage? In the veiled care sheet here, there’s info on laybins
 

Harley510

Established Member
Here’s the ask for help form: https://www.chameleonforums.com/how-ask-help-66/ Is the uvb light coiled and looks like a light bulb or long like a wooden dowel? What are the dimensions of the cage? In the veiled care sheet here, there’s info on laybins
The uvb bulb is exactly like a wooden dowel, the cage is 18x18x36 (screen cage).
There’s a mixture of Pothos and fake plants. The pothos is intertwined with the fake plants so she can travel if she wants to go from plant to plant
 
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