Jordan P (MD)

UVB for Reptiles – how much is needed?

Caring for your reptile is key and it is important to know what is required.

Some lamps emit under 13 microwatts of UVB which shouldn’t be used at the basking site as this is insufficient levels of UVB.

Lamps need to emit 13 microwatts of UVB or more to synthesise Vitamin D3, metabolize calcium and maintain a healthy bone density.