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What-kind-of-heat-lamp-for-box-turtle, turtles are used to overhead heat, and you want to mimic nature as much as possible to keep your pet happiest. setting a rock directly under a basking lamp is a good way to create the higher-temperature basking area.. Re: res turtles - help finding more inexpensive care options 8/22/10 hey sue, thanks for all the information. .. wanted to ask you more about the heating and lighting bulbs., i had a sick baby red ear slider he was nerly dead, what you need to do it make sure you have a heater at least 75 temp, a cold turtle does not eat that was making my turtle sick you also need ....

Yes! that's how they get their heat. if they're under a lamp in the water, the water will absorb and diffuse all the heat. a heat lamp made specifically for reptiles is a must too!, box turtles are not aquatic - please do a search for box turtle care and you can find lots of websites that give good advice. the first thing i'd suggest is to let the turtle go.. It depends what type of turtle. my yellow bellied turtle (yellow bellied slider) in scotland cost me £18, but that wasn't the tank, filter, water heater or heat lamp, (you may also need a uv lamp ...