Proper heat for reptiles is extremely important. Reptiles are ectothermic (cold blooded) and therefore cannot produce their own heat. Reptiles will naturally seek out hot spots in the wild such as a hot rock to naturally regulate their body temperature. If a reptile gets to cold they can become lethargic and unable to properly digest their food which can lead to poor nutrition and even death. An easy way to regulate your reptile’s heat in captivity is by using an Exo-Terra Max Heat Basking Bulb. These bulbs come in various wattages depending on your animals heating needs. Providing adequate heat for your reptile will ensure proper digestion and overall health.