Cresties really do seem to do better under the correct levels of UV. Many people on the forum will say this.
It is however important to provide areas of light and shade and allow good self regualtion by the animal.
We suggest providing a wild UVIndex over a usable portion of the viv usually half to two thirds the length of the enclosure. We then suggest that good areas of shade are provided. Much of this is provided by using a lamp that is shorter than the enlcosure. well thoughtout planting and log plaments is also key.
The animal will then be able to decide where it wants to be and when. This is self regualtion just as in the wild.
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