If you’re the proud new owner of a pet lizard, then you’ll need to learn about light-full spectrum ultraviolet light, to be exact. Here’s more information:
- Lizards, especially vegetarian species, require natural sunlight in order to process nutrients and absorb calcium from their diets. Much like humans, lizards can develop bone disease from lack of calcium, and it can be fatal. Calcium supplements for lizards are also available to help prevent this problem.
- Full spectrum UV bulbs simulate the different degrees of natural sunlight, but nothing can duplicate the real thing. Whenever possible, place your lizard’s habitat in a location that allows access to natural sunlight. Just make sure he has some shade, and don’t allow the temperature to reach extremes.
Since full spectrum UV bulbs are a necessity for lizards, it’s important to keep them maintained regularly. Bulbs should be replaced every six months to a year to ensure that they’re providing the proper spectrums of light. The knowledgeable associates at Pet Supermarket can help you with everything you’ll need for a safe and healthy lizard habitat.