WHAT IS UVI?

2022-01-01T08:00:00.0000000Z

2022-01-01T08:00:00.0000000Z

Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp

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SCALY SPECIAL

Ultraviolet index, or UVI, is defined by reptile brand Zoomed as the unitless measure of UV radiation. Those wavelengths are what contribute to a reptile’s ability to synthesize their own D3. It is measured from 0 UVI to 8 UVI, sometimes more. A general rule of thumb: Reptiles that prefer darker environments or have thinner skin typically require lower levels of UVI, while those who are usually active during midday and are basking frequently need stronger levels.

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