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Should you leave your light on your baby snapping turtle 24 hours a day?

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2005-10-16 08:18:10
2005-10-16 08:18:10

Your baby snapping turtle would have night and day in the wild, so in your terrerium, it also needs darkness, but the tank still needs to maintain the same temperature. You can get heat globes that don't generate light, so a good idea might be to have a light emitting one also, and to switch them over at night time, so your turtle has a healthier environment and better chance of survival.

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