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    Hi, my leopard gecko spends a lot of time in the warm hide and I would like her to use some of her other hides too. I plan on getting her a branch and a reptile hammock on the cool side too. I was wondering what heating lamp would be the best to bring the temperature up 5-10 degrees, it's usually 68 degrees on the cool side. On the warm side, it isn't too cold but a lamp could make it a little better for her. I just want the best for her. Thank you in advance.

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    An incandescent light may help. You could also wait awhile till it warms up and the gecko will come out naturally. Up to you.

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    Does the light give the reptile natural d3 so they don't need the powder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puppylover160 View Post
    Does the light give the reptile natural d3 so they don't need the powder?

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    I would be more comfortable letting a gecko that is active during the day and basking (like my gold dust day geckos and my bearded dragons) get its D3 through the UVB. I really don't know how much your gecko is out of the hide and receiving the UVB rays. If you feel the gecko spends a reasonable amount of time under the lights, then, as long as you change the bulb every 6 months, I guess it should be adequate. If the gecko is in the hide all day, as long as the UVB is on, then I think it's more reliable to go with the supplements.

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