Leopard pardalis baby enclosure

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Since making a new one takes too long.

I tried to use what i already have before. Looking for suggestions and more ideas.

Temperature is 30 to 33 celcius and humidity on 98℅ highest.











 

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Ambient temp of 30-33C is good, but they still need a basking area around 37C to warm up.
 

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Alright.

I will see what i can do for the basking area. since the box is too small (60 cm x 50 cm) and the gap between the ambient temp and basking is only around 4 to 6 celcius.

Maybe i can use a small wattage bulb just to increase the temp for basking?

And will it effect the whole area temperature since its a closed chamber?
 

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Here is what i got with the new setup. Tested it run for 10 hours and it is stable on this state.



And this is the tortoise





The first one is overscutes with two extra scutes on the side. Looks cool for me haha
 

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I dont think you want to use red lights, just get a flood light bulb
 

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I dont think you want to use red lights, just get a flood light bulb


Alright i will change it soon.
Most flood light bulb here is yellow color. Is it fine? Or just a normal led light with white color?
 

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Alright i will change it soon.
Most flood light bulb here is yellow color. Is it fine? Or just a normal led light with white color?
Just no red it confuses them and encourages eating non food items. As far as LED vs. non LED I’ll let the experts answer
 

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Just no red it confuses them and encourages eating non food items. As far as LED vs. non LED I’ll let the experts answer
Alright. Thank you for the info. I will wait for more explanation from the experts too regarding LED or non LED
 

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Just got another 3 babies. Hopefully they will do good.

Got some white line in their scutes. Maybe a high white? Haha
 

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And here is the first two pardalis.

Got them from 4.2 cm to 5 cm in around 4 months. Is that a normal growth rate ? Slow or fast enough?
 

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I think you just want a 50-75 watt fluorescent flood bulb. I found them at Lowe's, it was creating a basking spot around 110F, so @Tom suggested an inline rheostat to adjust the brightness slightly, since I couldn't adjust the height. Works really well. :)
 
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Alright i will change it soon.
Most flood light bulb here is yellow color. Is it fine? Or just a normal led light with white color?
LEDs produce no heat. They are useless if you are trying to create a basking area.
 

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I think you just want a 50-75 watt fluorescent flood bulb. I found them at Lowe's, it was creating a basking spot around 110F, so @Tom suggested an inline rheostat to adjust the brightness slightly, since I couldn't adjust the height. Works really well. :)
Thank you for the idea. I have the same problem about adjusting the height too haha.

I will look for the fluorescent flood bulb. So far i only have a 40 watt spotlight lamp and it is yellow color. Is it fine to use? Or better find the white color? @lyingcat8
 

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Is it okay to use this? Available in a lot of wattage. Start from 25 ,40 , 50 until 80.

All of these usually come in yellow color. Not sure if there is white available.
 

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Is it okay to use this? Available in a lot of wattage. Start from 25 ,40 , 50 until 80.

All of these usually come in yellow color. Not sure if there is white available.
None of those are good. You need a regular flood bulb.

The first one is a "spot bulb". This will concentrate too much desiccation into too small of an area.
The second one needs to be "frosted" and would need to run in a dome.
The third one is the wrong shape.

Like this:
 

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I hope this one is correct haha. @Tom
 

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That's all i can find in online shop here.
 

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That's all i can find in online shop here.
Nope. Still not it. What sort of fixture are you running you heat lamp in? If its a dome type, maybe you could use a regular round bulb since the dome will direct the heat downward?
 

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Nope. Still not it. What sort of fixture are you running you heat lamp in? If its a dome type, maybe you could use a regular round bulb since the dome will direct the heat downward?
I am using just a normal fitting like this.
 

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