We just bought a bearded dragon from a breeder who uses regular incandescent light bulbs or even "regular" spot lights for a heat source. Our pet shop tells us that this will lead to blindness for the dragon. The breeder says this is crazy. Does anyone out there have an opinion?
Thanks.
We just bought a bearded dragon from a breeder who uses regular incandescent light bulbs or even "regular" spot lights ... will lead to blindness for the dragon. The breeder says this is crazy. Does anyone out there have an opinion?

I think they are fine as heat or light sources. However, they are not going to provide adequate UV, and I think beardies need that - if the UV needs are met by other lighting and the bulbs are arranged in such a way that the lizard can't get one them or whatever, I can't see why they wouldn't be fine, I know a number of people that use them.

nj"tiny white canes"m

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bet is for house..."  ...
I can't see why they wouldn't be fine,

Because then the pet shop can't sell you a ten-dollar bulb that functions exactly the same as a two-dollar department store bulb, only the packaging has a herp on it.
Chris

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I can't see why they wouldn't be fine,

Because then the pet shop can't sell you a ten-dollar bulb that functions exactly the same as a two-dollar department store bulb, only the packaging has a herp on it.

Darn. I knew I shouldn't have opened my mouth. ;-D

nj"catching flies"m

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bet is for house..."  ...
Because then the pet shop can't sell you a ten-dollar ... department store bulb, only thepackaging has a herp on it.

Darn. I knew I shouldn't have opened my mouth. ;-D nj"catching flies"m "Alef is for lion, and bet is for house..."

When i kept dragons, i used a normal spot light for the heat, above a flat rock which absorbed the heat.. but a UV is needed too, but in summer take the dragon outside, natural UV is 100 times better (not quite, but you know what i mean!)  ...