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Importance of UV light for reptiles

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What is UV (ultraviolet) light and why is it important for our reptiles? Simply put, it is radiation from sunlight and consists of wavelengths ranging from 100 to 400 nanometers. There are 3 types of UV in this wavelength range: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. In the wild, turtles, snakes, reptiles in general are often seen sunbathing and sunbathing. The latter supplies them with both heat (wavelength in the infrared range) and UV light. Even though this article is primarily about UV light, the heat source goes hand in hand with it. Reptiles are cold blooded. Unlike mammals which have a...

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