Full spectrum cage lighting will be needed for this diurnal, basking, lizard. Because full-spectrum bulbs produce only small amounts of the desired ultraviolet rays (UV-A and UV-B) the basking platform must be 12 inches or less from the bulb. Follow the instructions provided with your bulbs carefully. Cage temperature 80-88F days, 70-80F nights. Basking (hot) spot temperature 100-108F, use daytime only.
Care sheet for the crested gecko lizard (Rhacodactylus ciliatus).
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Chameleons are one of the hardest reptiles to care for in captivity. Feeding alone can be quite a challenge. But if you're serious about keeping one of these fascinating lizards as a pet, you've got plenty of homework ahead of you. This article is a good place to start.
Proper lighting is one of the most important aspects of lizard care. If you do not provide sufficient UVB light for your pet, it could suffer a variety of health problems. Fortunately, these problems are fairly easy to prevent.Every reptile species has unique care requirements. Consider, for example, the vast differences between the bearded dragon (a desert-dwelling lizard) and the panther chameleon (a tropical species from Madagascar). They're both lizards, but they have entirely different care requirements. So the first thing you need to realize is that every reptile has special requirements that are unique to that species.Monitors as Pets
Monitor lizards are not for everyone. A monitor can be a fun, exciting, and tame pet, but caring for one takes a bit of work. You have to provide a suitable and often very large habitat, the correct foods, and daily attention. Keep no more than three baby beardies in a 10-gallon tank with a secure top. Use a 30-50 watt spotlight for basking. Arrange several branches and rocks at different heights in the tank to allow the lizards to bask under the spotlight. They need to reach 95-110 degrees F in order to properly digest their food and grow properly. Use a full-spectrum fluorescent light that emits UV-A and UV-B, and change it out as recommended by the manufacturer. The light will still visibly appear to be working normally, but after a period of time the ultraviolet portion of the light will become weaker, and will no longer assist the lizard in producing vitamin D3, which is necessary for proper calcium utilization. The full-spectrum light should be kept within 12-18 inches of the lizards, or at the distance recommended by the manufacturer. There should not be glass or plastic between the lizards and the light, which can filter out the ultraviolet light. If at all possible, the lizards should be allowed to bask in natural sunlight, unfiltered through glass or plastic, taking care to provide them with adequate shade.