Reptiles as pets are definitely exciting and unique in their exoticism However, with exoticism comes special needs that are different from the usual pet cats or dogs. Many reptiles call the desert their natural habitat, so naturally, many domesticated reptiles used as pets come originally from the desert as well. Out in the desert, these animals get nutrients from the sun, so sunlight is also essential to them, much like water and food are. Thus, you need to give your reptilian pets exposure to sunlight that is similar to what they got when they were still living in the desert. Obviously, you won't get that from the sunlight reaching the city or the suburbs.
Fortunately, you can get that specific desert-sun-like light from the Zilla Desert Series T5 Fluorescent Light Bulb from Pet Store
. This lamp gives off strong UVB light, thanks to its bulb, a Desert 50 that can emit 50 µW/cm2. The light produced by this lamp can renew the strength your pet reptiles normally get from the desert sun. Aside from the health benefits, the light of this bulb improves the coloring of most reptiles
, making them look so much more vibrant and vivid.
The Zilla Desert Series T5 Fluroescenet Light Bulb can fit in standard fluorescent fixtures.