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Learn Some Incubation Temps For Some Of The Reptile Hobbies Most Common Reptiles

Welcome back to the Painted Reptile blog everyone! Over the years we have been asked constantly about the incubation temps for reptile eggs and of course there is no answer that covers all reptiles. In fact, this is a tricky science and the reptile community works their hardest to figure out the best incubation temps for certain reptile species. Luckily we know the general ranges for incubation temps for the most common reptiles found at the Painted Reptile and we have list them below, in case you are lucky to get some eggs.  

Please make sure to do as much research as possible to get the most information, suggestions and tips from breeders, zoos and reptile stores to determine if you should make some changes to the temps of your incubator. The more info you review the better, however the ranges we have listed below will suffice for starting temps inside your incubator. 

General Incubation Temp Ranges For Common Lizards 

  • Leopard geckos: 84-86°F (29-30°C)
  • Bearded dragons: 88-90°F (31-32°C)
  • Blue-tongued skinks: 82-84°F (28-29°C)
  • Uromastyx: 90-92°F (32-33°C)
  • Gila monsters: 82-86°F (28-30°C)
  • Chameleons: 80-82°F (27-28°C)
  • Chinese water dragons: 84-86°F (29-30°C)
  • Argentine black and white tegus: 82-86°F (28-30°C)
  • Green iguana: 82-86°F (28-30°C)
  • Veiled chameleons: 80-82°F (27-28°C)

General Incubation Temp Ranges For Common Snakes 

  • Corn snakes: 82-86°F (28-30°C)
  • King snakes: 84-88°F (29-31°C)
  • Garter snakes: 68-72°F (20-22°C)
  • Ball pythons: 88-92°F (31-33°C)
  • Milk snakes: 78-82°F (26-28°C)
  • Rat snakes: 84-88°F (29-31°C)
  • Boas: 80-84°F (27-29°C)
  • Pythons: 82-86°F (28-30°C)
  • Kingsnake: 84-88°F (29-31°C)
  • Rosy boa: 78-82°F (26-28°C)

General Incubation Temp Ranges For Common Turtles and Tortoises 

  • Box turtles: 75-80°F (24-27°C)
  • Red-eared sliders: 82-86°F (28-30°C)
  • Painted turtles: 82-86°F (28-30°C)
  • Musk turtles: 75-80°F (24-27°C)
  • Snapping turtles: 75-80°F (24-27°C)
  • Russian tortoises: 80-85°F (27-29°C)
  • Mediterranean tortoises (Hermann’s, Greek, Marginated): 82-86°F (28-30°C)
  • Leopard tortoises: 82-86°F (28-30°C)
  • Desert tortoises: 80-85°F (27-29°C)
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