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RE: New to lizards (uro or chuck?)

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Posted by: ShiningSnakes at Sun Jul 3 11:25:13 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ShiningSnakes ]  
   

NO HEAT ROCKS!

As long as you have the proper lighting (heat & UV), there is no need for a heat rock. Remember that it naturally gets a little chilly at night in the wild, even in the hot areas where these lizards hail from.

If you are really concerned about nighttime temps, get either a low-wattage infrared heat bulb or an undertank heater just to be one at night.

Hot rocks are a very unnatural way to provide warmth to lizards, and they can malfunction and burn the animal. Just put a real stone or block directly under the heat lamp, and this will be fine. Even a piece of slate or a cinder block will work.


   

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