Zoo Med Basking Combo Pack (75 Watt) is a great option to consider if you're in search of lighting options for your pet's enclosure. It's essential to understand the colors that your pet can detect or is sensitive to, and this product provides a comprehensive solution to your terrarium lighting needs.
In general, leopard geckos can perceive blue and green light, making them great options for terrarium lighting. Blue light not only replicates lighting conditions in their natural habitat but also offers additional heat. By providing these optimal lighting conditions, you can create a more comfortable and healthy environment for your pet. Conversely, leopard geckos are unable to detect infrared light, although they may perceive certain colors that are present in the infrared spectrum. It's generally not advisable to use white light as a source of illumination, as leopard geckos tend to avoid the heat that accompanies it and seldom bask in direct sunlight.
Bearded dragons have the ability to perceive infrared light, but given that they are diurnal, it's appropriate to use an infrared heat lamp during the daytime. However, it's crucial to turn off this light at night to prevent any disruption to your reptile's circadian rhythm. If you need to provide heat during the night, using a Flukers Ceramic Heater could be your best option.
Understanding the color perception of your reptile is crucial, particularly during periods of rest when you want to avoid using light spectrums that may disturb their sleep. By being aware of the colors that your reptile can perceive, you can create an optimal lighting environment that promotes their overall well-being.
Ectothermic reptiles rely on external sources such as the sun for warmth, as they are unable to produce their own body heat. They utilize this heat energy to maintain their bodily functions, digest food and stay healthy. Therefore, heat lamps are necessary to provide the heat required by reptiles.
To ensure that your pet is receiving the correct temperatures, measure the temperature using the Zoo Med ReptiTemp Digital Infrared Thermometer at their basking area.