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Posted by Linda G on May 11, 2003 at 08:32:30:
In Reply to: Temperature..Is it too cold? posted by funflyer on May 10, 2003 at 20:53:08:
75 degrees is OK for the cool end of the enclosure. My cage
is currently 6 1/2 feet tall and the top reaches into the
90's with the basking spot at about 100. The 2nd level is
about 80-85 and the bottom is 72-75. She stays mainly at the
top level. What kind of cage did you make? Ex: a full wire
cage will not hold heat. Also, are mentioned you are using
a ceramic heater. This is OK at night if needed but you should
also be using a regular old household lightbulb as Igs need
bright light to be active. The ceramic heater does not give
off any light. Young Igs are usually terrified and are very
active when you try to pick them up. Either the baby is ill
or too cold. Also, are you using a fluorescent UVB bulb?
If you can get on the internet and read all you can about these
guys. They are a little more difficult to take care of than
most people realize. I commend you learning how to take care
of your baby.
Give specific details as to what your habitat is made of and
how exactly you have it set up, lighting, etc. It would help
if you could post pictures.
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