Re: Heating help
Posted by Roger on 10/30/2017, 9:31 pm, in reply to "Re: Heating help"
Your iguana needs a daytime basking area of 95-105F. Also he needs a daytime cool zone of not below 75F. The UV lamp shines down onto the basking zone. He will move back and forth between the zones as his body demands. At night the entire habitat needs to be pitch dark and around 70-75F. No lower than 75F for babies. |
Iguanas will, unfortunately, sit in cold areas until they freeze or dehydrate. We've seen (over the decades) many reports of iguanas choosing to spend the night on windowsills and being found dead from freezing during the night. Once they get very cold they can't save themselves.
Ceramic heat emitters are long-lived, which makes the initial price well worth it. Most of mine survived more than 5 years, and a couple of them made it past ten years. Just never bump or knock them, and keep spray-mist away.