New Ackie & monitor UVB question

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  1. Foozil

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    Yup I don't know who to believe haha
     
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    My advice is if you think it may escape.. I am lucky I work with steel and can tinker with designs I do get nervous when the go into new cages etc..

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    To be honest, you will have people arguing over uv or not long after we have all moved on. You will find people keeping monitors in both camps. I personally sit in the uv camp but understand why some dont. If you can provide natural sunlight do it, its really best.
    Ive found most people don't really have a good understanding of UV requirements or supplementation so just do one or both blindly, which can end badly either way.
     
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    Thanks Bushfire. Just to be safe i'll definitely get a stronger UV light.
     
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    Ackies would sit in the 3 - 4 ferg. zone so I wouldnt provide over 7 on the UV Index scale at the basking site. Some UV bulbs at recommend distances can punch over 20 and yes the UV Index is the same index used to tell people the days uv rating.
     
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    I've provided ackies with and without uv and seen no noticeable difference. I do use uv on them now but only turn that light on over the warmer mths. Food whise. Woodies / weaner mice and a bit of roo mince. I think alot of people keep them too cold I've seen alot of fat ackies, my ambient temps are 35 to 40 + degrees and i make sure i have a 70 + basking spot and food everywhere when there in season. If there temps are right they will do well in my experience anyway.

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    Those long termers probably recall this poor guy. The result of an all meat diet and no access to a UV source, the Sun or otherwise.

    MBD Lace.jpg
     
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    Def gotta have UVB for all diurnal baskiing reptiles.
     
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    Thats horrible :(
     
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    I almost cry every time I see this... poor little guy.
     
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    There was a little more to that story than just a lack of a UVB source.

    I don’t use UVB on my monitors these days, just a proper diet. No adverse effects, and all growing well/healthy/normal.
     
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    Was there a thread about it?
     
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    I don’t think it was on APS but there is a thread, google image search for lace monitor and you’ll find the pic above and corresponding thread.
     
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    Found it. Thats terrible.
     
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    In fact, here is the blog by the owner of the lace in question. All answers are within.
     
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