neonate panther temperatures

Ionstorm

New Member
I will have a couple of neonate panthers needing homes in the next little while. I have bins setup for them with some sticks and fake plants as well as a used reptisun 5.0 uvb bulb.

My question is what temps are ideal for the neonates. What temps for basking if required at all, and what ambient temps are ideal?
 

mardithepanther

New Member
I don't have any experience in breeding(yet) but i would say ambient temps should be 72-75 and basking temp should be 80-82. dont let it get too hot. And dont let it drop below 60 at night
 

reptoman

Avid Member
For my baby panthers, I keep them at no hotter than 80F. Usually the flourescent bulb for the Reptisun is enough to reach that without a basking light. In the winter, I did use a clamp light but I was able to move it high above the bin so the temp still stayed around 77-80F. Be careful where you put your temp probe. Those little guys are escape artists if you give them something to climb on. I hook the temp probe on the top of the bin at the rim making sure they cannot reach it. If the temp goes a little above 80 dont panic. I mist often with a hand sprayer to bring the temps down. Babies should be misted 4-5 times a day at minimum with a fine mist and trying not to spray them directly. Hope this helps!
 

pssh

Avid Member
If you're worried about it being too hot, use a longer enclosure and keep a low watt heat lamp on one end so they can thermoregulate as they please.
 

Ionstorm

New Member
Thanx for the responses much appreciated. My room has an ambient of about 70 so I will be brining it up closer to 80 for a basking spot.
 
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