Reptile housing requires different care during the cold winter season. Reptiles should be treated as responsibly as other pets.
It is necessary to provide the right conditions for the immune system of reptiles to function properly. This means not only feeding, but providing a source of heat, as their body temperature responds to the temperature of the immediate environment. Particular attention should be paid to this during the winter. To do this, the temperature change in the terrarium must be monitored, which can be measured and monitored with appropriate tools.
The most ideal is the type of heating system that can be controlled, switched on and off. Therefore, the heating stone is not ideal at all, as not only can it not maintain the desired temperature, but it can even cause burns to the inhabitant of the terrarium.
Lighting is not just an aesthetic element. UV light is needed to keep reptiles in order for their bodies to produce vitamin D. In the winter, this means you have to light it for 10-12 hours a day. The condition of the bulbs must also be monitored so that they can emit adequate UV radiation.
In addition, the humidity should also be sufficient to keep the reptile healthy and beautiful.
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