return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
Live Reptiles, Cages, Feeders, More...
Online/Stores/Expos - LLLReptile.com
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Mangrove . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society Mee - Oct. 15, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  MAHS Fox Valley Meeting - Oct. 18, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon West Palm Beach - Oct. 19-20, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Denver - Oct. 19-20, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Charlotte - Oct. 19-20, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - Oct. 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Long Island Reptile Expo - Oct. 20, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Oct. 25, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Rodent Pro
pool banner - $50 year

Lighting & Powder Question.

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Box Turtles ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: cswiss at Sun Nov 7 14:03:48 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by cswiss ]  
   

Hello, Im new here but i have a question that maybe you folks can answer for me. I have had my Box turtle for 12 years with no health issues EVER, and this year i decided to pick up a UVB bulb for my lamp (it is a zoo med dome clamp lamp) because we have been having longer winters (Im from Texas) the past couple years. I couldn't remember what bulb i got 2 years ago when i took my turtle in for his/her first beak trim (by a doctor) i call him a doctor because he was a crock, he claimed he was a herp but he had to pull out a book to ask questions about my turtle. i knew more about my turtle then he did. haha.

I bought a:
Exo Terra - Repti Glo 10.0 (23 Watt) Compact Desert Terrarium Lamp

I keep my turtle in a big "dog pool"(36 inches in diameter) inside my house. I put 2 layers of substrate (1 being sand for the bottom, and on top of that i put reptile bark) I clamped the lamp to a desk next to my turtles enclosure and the distance between my bulb and his substrate is 20" inches. I plan on only keeping it on a few hours a day. Here's my question, Ive heard good and bad about this particular bulb and im wondering what yall's thoughts are? Also, with such a powerful bulb, is it necessary to have a UVA bulb aswell? I have heard uvb bulbs put out just enough uva to not need a separate bulb.

Question #2:
I feed him/her every week 2 or three grub worms that have been rolled in "T-Rex's 2:1 Calcium & Phosphorus with d3 powder", is this a ok choice for calcium supplements?

Any Help and knowledge is appreciated.
Thanks in advance!


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Hide Replies ]


>> Next topic:  hibernation - crablady, Tue Nov 9 13:48:29 2010
<< Previous topic:  Update and thanks to all - Linda G, Fri Nov 5 19:57:41 2010