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How long should a turtle basking light be on?
Last Updated: 9th January, 2020
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Regarding this, how much baking time do turtles need?
Around 80°F during the day, 70°F at night.Turtles require 12 hours of sun a day!
One may also ask, can I use a regular light bulb for my turtle? Yes, all types of light bulbs emit heat, but yourturtle will bask best under an incandescent bulb.They work better for heating purposes than for providing UVBlight.
Accordingly, can a turtle bask too much?
The answer is yes, although most basking turtleswill actually bask for around 6-8 hours per day.Prolonged basking that is out of the ordinary can insome cases signify that your turtle could be ill or yourwater temperature are too low etc.
How long do turtles need UV light?
In the home aquarium artificial UV light providesthe same benefits. Too little UV exposure results inmetabolic bone disease, stunted shell growth and premature death.Your turtle will get adequate UV light if you leavethe light on 10 to 12 hours per day.