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  1. Snakes
    A 40 second example of why proper lighting is important even for snakes.
  2. Equipment & Supplies
    I've been using the deep heat projectors for a while and I'm using roof slate under the lamp. I'm wanting to get a proper slate rock like the kind people have in there garden. I'm really struggling to find some. I've been to b&q and all my local garden centres. I've checked ebay etc, and local...
  3. Lizards
    Hi All, Logan my bearded dragon normally basks on his slate under the basking light but since I have put some cork bark in next to the basking spot he never leaves it. Could I replace the slate with the cork bark? Apart from the cork bark not holding heat as well as the slate I can't see any...
  4. Amphibians
    I mainly just found this site in panic mode for my toad, but now that I found it, I kinda have some more questions about my other guys. I have a toad named Harvard. I don't know what kind he is yet, really, because he's still growing, I'm sure. He's about the size of a dollar coin when he's...
  5. Lizards
    I am the proud owner of two leopard geckos and a ball python, and over the last three years I've had them, I've never been on vacation or had any circumstance of which I've been unable to oversee my vivs (sad, I know:blush:) I'm finally getting a break away next month and I will have a friend...
  6. Lizards
    Hiya, I'm getting a Leopard Gecko soon, and I was wondering a couple of things: 1)Can I get a large vivarium for a baby and hand feed it the food? If I decide to get something bigger in the future, I don't want to buy a new viv :/ 2)Should I use a Heatmat, A Basking Lamp or a Ceramic heater...
  7. Habitat
    Hey all, Because I'm not sure if this should be in 'lizards' or 'habitat', I've popped it in both. Hopefully that's okay :) I'm upgrading my tank and I'm putting together a basking spot/platform thing. I was just wondering what the best type of rock would be for the surface of a basking...
  8. Lizards
    Hi, Just a quick one as wanted to know if it's just me that has a problem with 100w basking bulbs blowing after a week or 2?? I use the ProRep bulbs & the 60w seems to be fine but my Beardie thrives a lot more under a 100w bulb but they always blow & it's not only annoying but also costing...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I got a razorback a few weeks ago and added him to my (partly filled) aquarium where two common musk turtles seemed to thrive. The shell of the razorback was (and is) about an inch long and the common musk turtles are about twice the size. They all got along fine and the razorback could step on...
  10. Equipment & Supplies
    hi guys. : victory: I've got a Repti-Home Vivarium – Medium (Dimensions (mm): Width 862.5, Depth 375, Height 421 - 33x14x16") I need a basking spot light for a leopard gecko - yes i know before anyone says otherwise, i've had several different opinions about the set up but ive decided to go...
  11. Equipment & Supplies
    Was at B&Q looking for basking light and was told that they are doing away with halogens as they're not very eco. Do you think this means all of the UK/EU? The girl was not sure, she just knows about b&q. Do I need to buy a box of 100 from somewhere just in case??? Has anyone else heard anything...
  12. Lizards
    Hello! I have done all my research and know all the proper care for a blue tongue skink, but I am unsure of the heat lamp and basking lamp stuff. If anyone has a skink or knows of its proper care I'm wondering what bulbs/heaters I will need and what temperatures and humidity levels should be at...
  13. Habitat
    Hi all. Been using 100w bulb, gets too hot in morning but stabilises after about 30m/1hr when viv up to temp. Got me thinking, is it better to get a lower watt bulb so it has to work harder and thus provides more ligh(providing it can hit desired temps) or stick with the 100? The lights...
  14. Snakes
    Most weeks there are posts from people new to keeping Royals asking for advice on how best to set up the vivarium, and suggested methods of heating etc. Most get replied to with the same advice of making the hotspot / basking point 30-32c. I'm as guilty as most at pushing this same...
  15. Lizards
    Hi all, I got me new beardies (both female) the other day, they are both 10 month old and are housed in a 4ft viv, with 60w heat lamp and a UV florescent bulb. They were bought as a full setup, and have lived in the same viv since they were younger. My worry is that one of my dragons, does not...
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi I got a turtle (from my brother) and I want to make sure I'm looking after it properly. It's either a slider or cooter I think.. A lot of sites have contradicting info so I thought I'd ask on a forum. Lighting - What would you recommend in terms of UVB %? I have seen 12 and 5% as both...
  17. Lizards
    Hello Everyone, Decided to register as I use the forums a lot with other peoples posts and seek advice that way but I am yet to be able to get an answer so here it goes. We have a lovely 7 month old beardie in a 4ft viv - Bask 36.3oC, cool end: 22.6oC, and recently he has been behaving very...
  18. Habitat
    Hey all. So, feeling like I'm waaaaay overcomplicating this issue, I thought I'd just ask how the rest of you do it :) Problem : Create a wider basking spot, so that my big lizard can get his whole self under it. Solution : Install a second heat-bulb. Question : One thermostat or two ...
  19. Lizards
    The hight from the bottom of the bulb to the rock is about 200mm I have bought 2 x 50w arcadia halogen basking lights the 14 pound each ones and also a arcadia 100w basking solar spot They are far too hot the helogen one is about 125f and the solar spot is like 120f so my problem is i dont...
  20. Lizards
    I have recently moved my 4 year old bearde to a larger viv as I now have a baby beardie who is in the smaller one. However, my adult beardie is not basking as often as he used to or sitting under his UV. When we put him under his basking light he may stay there for a bit but soon moves, sitting...
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