Diamond Python how urgent do I need UV

Discussion in 'General Reptile Discussion' started by Albino-keeper, May 1, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Albino-keeper

    Albino-keeper New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2014
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi all,

    I know this question always has been issue between keepers. Do diamonds need UV or not but this is not about that as I have already decided I will be using UV. But my question has to do with a rescue Dimond Python I have taken off a lady that didn't have the right conditions for keeping this old timer diamond. I only had a spare 4ft enclosure with no uv in it as none of mine have it in it. So how urgent should I be looking at getting UV into the enclosure I've been told 2 weeks he should be alright (he had uv at the last enclosure) just want to get some other opinions? Thanks.
     
  2. saikrett

    saikrett Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2003
    Messages:
    735
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sutherland Shire (sydney)
    How long will it be in care for?
     
  3. pythoninfinite

    pythoninfinite Subscriber Subscriber

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2015
    Messages:
    994
    Likes Received:
    747
    Snakes do not need UV - as I said in a post just the other day, snakes get their vitamin D from their food, they don't rely on sunlight or UV for it. It won't do any harm but it is absolutely not necessary.

    Jamie
     
  4. PythonLegs

    PythonLegs Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Weipa
    It's not urgent. New school of thinkng is that diamonds don't need uv at all, plenty of experienced keepers swear by it. Won't do any harm if you have it, until I see proof otherwise I'll be keeping mine..
     
  5. Wokka

    Wokka Well-Known Member APS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    136
    Location:
    Newcastle
    Its pretty hard to prove that you dont need something, but 1000s of pythons thrive without UV so i am no sure what sort of proof you require.
     
  6. Pauls_Pythons

    Pauls_Pythons Power Seller Power Seller

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    2,493
    Location:
    Melbourne
    My diamonds have never had access to artificial UV and are doing fine.
    Both 10 years old and bred last 2 seasons.

    Not needed. You want it, great, it's not going to hurt.
    So to answer your question, take your time.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page