Tag Archives: UVB

Demystifying Light- Part III: What Does My Reptile Need?

Reptiles need 3 things from Lighting:  UV (A and B), visible light, and heat (infrared wavelengths).  Detailed information about these can be found in our article, Demystifying Light- Part I: Let there be light! See our simple downloadable chart (Reptile … Continue reading

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Demystifying Light- Part II: Bulb-ology

Walk into a big box pet store or a reptile specialty store like Jabberwock Reptiles and in either case the choices in bulb types, sizes, wattage, and fixtures is overwhelming.  Add to that what is appropriate for different reptiles, and … Continue reading

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Demystifying Light – Part I: Let There Be Light!

Energy from the sun travels to the earth in different wavelengths, making up the electromagnetic spectrum. What we think of as sunlight is the section of the spectrum between 200 nM and about 5000 nM in wavelength.  Humans can see … Continue reading

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New Year, New Lights, Healthy Pets!

30% OFF All Light Bulbs In January At Jabberwock Many reptiles require UVB light to build and maintain strong bones.  What you may not realize is that a bulb’s ability to put out UVB wavelengths decreases and stops, typically before … Continue reading

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