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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.
Hope this helps :)