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Old 11-14-03, 12:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So they're safe to use how ever they won't provide any of the uv light that we want for basking species?
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Old 11-14-03, 12:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sure, they are probably safer than the reptile specific bulbs. Bulbs made for humans have to pass safety standards that ones made for the pet trade don't have to follow. Unless I need a UV bulb I always use bulbs made for humans.
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I also use regular household light bulbs for heat. And if I have a ddiurnal animal that needs UVA and UVB, I put a flourescent UVB bulb over the cage. But I still use regular lightbulbs for the heat. It's much cheaper. It's ridiculous, in my opinion, to spend $10 on an incandescent light for heat.
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