One area of reptile keeping that has been severely overlooked is the correct provision of UV lighting for snakes, especially those living in larger more naturalistic or bioactive enclosures.
Being longer and in the case of Royal and Ball pythons, more robust also, it is important to increase the size of the area of illumination (projection zone), allow good photo and thermoregulation, which helps to ensure access to full-colour vision and the ability to self-regulate D3 levels. This will allow snakes to move and behave naturally, seeking out areas of energy to use and explore without the risk of them being exposed to higher levels of UV than is safe for them. This is a risk with the more powerful HO-T5 lamps when used in reduced-height enclosures and with species that can easily climb.
Providing the correct lighting for snakes is often overlooked, especially when living in larger naturalistic or bioactive enclosures. The T5 UVB Max Kit 2.5% is the ideal pick, allowing the reptile to bask safely while being able to move around and experience different exposure levels. You should give your snakes the opportunity to climb and explore, as this will heighten their mental stimulation and benefit them overall. Power: 14W.