UV Placement

#1
Hi im getting a baby male sambava panther at christmas. He will only be smal so atm i will be keeping him in an exo terra galss cage with screen top untill he is big enough to move up in cage size. I was testing stuff out the other day and i ahd my uv inside the cage and the bulb was getting rather hot. i don't want my cham to climp on the uv and burn himself so what should i do? I also don't want to put the uv outside the cage as it will block out most of the uv
 
#2
The uv will be fine outside the enclosure, just use a reflector, you really dont want to be putting your uv inside the glass exo. The top of the enclosure is the usual wire mesh isnt it?
Laura xx
 
#3
yes it is. It was just the people in the shop showed me how much uv was lost when you put them on the outside and it was like 80%
 
#5
dont really wanna use the compact bulbs and the hoods are quite a bit of money over here. I have bought everythig now apart from the new uv tube that i will get when i pick the cham up. I will get a 10.0 though so there still should be a good amount of uv there
 
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