Lighting for my baby turtle

by paula
(florida)

I just got a baby turtle today and i would like to know if it is vital to have a special light above him , or if i can just put him out in the sun once in a while ?

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Jul 16, 2011
Lighitng for turtle
by: Shelly

The correct lighting is vital for a turtle. It needs as much sunlight as it would get if it were living outside, so just a bit of sun every once in a while will not be enough. Note also that this light has to be direct sunlight, not sunlight through a window.

Here is a link to some good information on lighting.

Keep it slow and steady.

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