looking for good basking bulb

Meraa12

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Hello Everyone I am in need to find a basking bulb. I try to look everywhere I cannot seem to find the one everyone is telling me to get "65 watt incandescent flood lamp" I live in California and most cannot deliver to my house. Can i use a spot basking lamp for now?

I am worried about not having a basking light for my tort.

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This is the same thing and should be able to be sent to you in cali
This one is 100watts, they have other wattage, but you'll have to dig around a bit, or you could get that one and buy a rheostat and then you can tone it down if needed
 

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That is brand specific though. Other basking lights won't be the incandescent you need, just a heads up 🙂
 

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okay! Thank you! I appreciate it!
Np! If it were me I'd get the rheostat too. I have one even though I am still able to get the plain incandescent, but the rheostat lets me not have to change bulbs out every time even though I have smaller watts too just in case lol. I can just slightly turn it down until its in range.
 

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This is the same thing and should be able to be sent to you in cali
This one is 100watts, they have other wattage, but you'll have to dig around a bit, or you could get that one and buy a rheostat and then you can tone it down if needed
No spot bulbs. They cause pyramiding.

The fix for this is to have someone outside of CA order the bulbs you need on Amazon and list your CA address for shipping. I've have several friends helping me with this problem.
 

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No spot bulbs. They cause pyramiding.

The fix for this is to have someone outside of CA order the bulbs you need on Amazon and list your CA address for shipping. I've have several friends helping me with this problem.
Yeah I just asked my friend in Arizona if she could order a 6-pack for me from Home Depot! I got it covered! Thank you!
 

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No spot bulbs. They cause pyramiding.

The fix for this is to have someone outside of CA order the bulbs you need on Amazon and list your CA address for shipping. I've have several friends helping me with this problem.
Have you looked at the ones I linked in post # 3? Incandescent, and not spot. In a dome would they work?
 

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Yes. Those could work.
I thought I saw a post where someone got one of those and compared it with a home depot one and it was basically the same thing. Just said fluckers on it. It still says its incandescent on the box... maybe i got the wrong fluckers?
 

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I thought I saw a post where someone got one of those and compared it with a home depot one and it was basically the same thing. Just said fluckers on it. It still says its incandescent on the box... maybe i got the wrong fluckers?
All the ones I've seen marketed for reptiles are "spot" lamps. Including the Flukers and ZooMed ones. They even refer to them as "intense basking spot lamps". We don't want "intense" for tortoises. That causes pyramiding. "Intense" carapace desiccation. We want gentle warmth over a larger area.

This is why the government over stepping their bounds and banning the items we need for our reptiles is a problem. Just one of many problems here. We can no longer buy the items we need to take proper care of our tortoises here in CA. It just ain't right.
 

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All the ones I've seen marketed for reptiles are "spot" lamps. Including the Flukers and ZooMed ones. They even refer to them as "intense basking spot lamps". We don't want "intense" for tortoises. That causes pyramiding. "Intense" carapace desiccation. We want gentle warmth over a larger area.

This is why the government over stepping their bounds and banning the items we need for our reptiles is a problem. Just one of many problems here. We can no longer buy the items we need to take proper care of our tortoises here in CA. It just ain't right.
Let's just hope something happens that they become available in CA again.
 

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