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Turtle Basking Stations

Turtles are cold-blooded, meaning they rely on their environment to regulate their body temperature. So while it may look like a turtle is just chilling out on a rock, basking actually helps them warm up, which is key to maintaining healthy body functions.

That means it’s up to you to make sure your pet’s habitat has a convenient, cozy turtle basking platform to keep them happy and healthy. At Petco, we’re here to help. From heating and lighting elements to basking accessories, Petco has everything you need to create a customized turtle basking area that’s perfect for your pet.

FAQs About Turtle Basking Stations

Yes, turtles are cold-blooded, which means they rely on their environment to regulate their body temperature. Basking in a warm, dry area gives turtles the body heat they need to support key bodily functions, like digestion.

Basking times for turtles vary from species to species, so consult with your veterinarian or a Petco associate to determine what’s right for your pet.

Healthy turtles are generally active and alert. If your turtle is basking for longer than usual and you notice signs of lethargy, contact your veterinarian to make sure they’re not suffering from a more serious health issue.