Lighting

blood4eva69

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I have a floresent Uv light but i use a redpotlight that produces uvb for the basking light which proved a 88F basking spot.. can i leave it on all night and trun off the main light?? or does he need complete darkness??any help would be appreciated.
 
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Tygerr

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Those red lights are supposed to be invisible to reptiles at night, but then again they're not generally recommended for chameleons anyway. A natural heat source for chameleons is the sun, which is certainly visible to them, so it makes sense to use a visible heat source too.

Chameleons need total darkness at night (all lights off) because they sleep at night.

Chameleons also need a drop in night time temperatures (around 10F deg) - yet another reason to turn off basking lights at night.
 
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