Habitat Hoods & Lighting
reptile lights: uvb & uv lighting, lamps & bulbs
Shop Petco’s wide selections of reptile lights and UV lamps so your pet reptile can enjoy all the creature comforts of their natural habitat. Whether you have a leopard gecko that prefers a warmer well-lit climate or a ball python that doesn’t mind some shade, you’ll need to ensure that your terrarium set-up is one that recreates your pet’s natural environment.
You may be surprised to learn that reptile lights and heat lamps are not the same and that there are significant differences between both UVB and UV lighting. While your pet lizard or snake needs a heating element to regulate their body temperature, they also need the full-spectrum of light to maintain their overall health. Using a combination of UV and UVB lighting will help simulate sunshine and benefit their general well-being. Additionally for you and your pet’s safety, be sure to check that the fixture you are using can support the selected bulb wattage.
UVB lighting helps your pet reptile produce Vitamin D and utilize calcium efficiently. Without this, your pet may form irreversible bone deformities. UV lamps induces your reptile’s normal day time activities such as feeding, foraging and basking. In order to help your reptile’s indoor habitat thrive you’ll need to simulate the seasonal light changes. A reptile light connected to an outlet timer will help you from forgetting to regulate and create a consistent cycle. Every species has unique habitat requirements, so proper research and regular vet visits are needed to ensure the health of your individual pet.
Once you’ve decided on what scaly pet to get, make sure browse Petco’s full-range of reptile lights so you can prolong the health and happiness of your cold-blooded creatures.