Posted by Linda G on November 01, 2002 at 12:48:52:
In Reply to: Re: cooler house posted by vegqueen on October 31, 2002 at 06:24:56:
Please remember the the room air should be around 68-70 degrees. Even if the water is warm and you have a basking area your baby will develop a respiratory infection if kept in 60 degree room temp. The water temp should be a few degrees cooler than the ambient room temp. Think about them in the wild. The water is ALWAYS cooler than air temp. I do not mean to say if your room temp is 70 to keep your water at 68. For instance, my turtles ambient room temp is 70-74 degrees. There water temp fluctuates with the room temp. Then of course they have the basking area which is about 85 degrees. I have had them many years and they are active and always ready to eat. Never had any health issues either.