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Turtle Basking Lamps

Like all cold-blooded reptiles, turtles must bask in a warm, dry area to maintain a temperature that supports important bodily functions, like digestion, with a turtle heat lamp. That’s why it’s so important to create the correct basking conditions for your pet.

Your turtle will need a basking bulb that gives off focused heat to keep theiryour basking site at a healthy temperature and provides ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays for added health benefits. UVA and UVB benefits include stronger bones and improved appetite. Keep in mind, turtle habitats need warmer and cooler zones, so it’s a good idea to position your basking lamp at one end of a tank or terrarium.

FAQs About Turtle Basking Lamps

Yes, turtles are cold-blooded, which means they rely on their environment to regulate their body temperature. Basking beneath a heat lamp helps turtles maintain key bodily functions, like digestion.

Turtles need a heat lamp with a basking bulb that gives off focused, consistent heat rays to keep their basking site at the right temperature.

It’s important to keep your turtle habitat from dropping below the low-end of your pet's ideal temperature range. If you don’t want to keep your turtle’s heat lamp on at night, be sure to use an alternate heat source like a ceramic heating element or under tank heater to ensure the habitat doesn’t get too cold.