Spring time and Reptiles

Wow, how time is flying by. It is already May and summer is right around the corner. Please remember that your standard UVB bulbs I recommended changing on January 1 are coming up due to change again on June 1.  I know some people and manufacturers will tell you that 1 year or longer is okay as long as the light is burning. We however have proven this statement wrong by using our UVB meter. after 6 months of daily use of 12/12, the drop in UVB output dropped drastically during the 6th month of use. It is better to get on a 6 month routine and have the expense of just a bulb, than the possibility of MBD in your loved forever friend.

Summer is the perfect time in Texas to give your dragons, monitors and iguanas some much needed sun time. Having an outdoor habitat is wonderful, but make sure you have adequate areas for shade and plenty of fresh water. If you need ideas on how to build an enclosures, drop us a line and we will give you ideas.  Make sure your enclosures are safely locked and secure from predators such as feral cats, dogs, birds of prey and even raccoons. Remember standard galvanized netting is not recommended as the sharp edges can cause damage to your forever friend. Also if you feed your reptile outside, watch for ants and other pests in their food bowls.

Make sure after a time outside you check your reptiles for mites and ticks, yes just like our furry friends, these parasites can attach to your forever friends too.

We still have several reptiles for adoption. Here is a short list. If you would like more information. Please contact us at 281-382-0773, or reptilerescuetx@aim.com.

 

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