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Posted by Niki on May 12, 2003 at 13:22:04:

In Reply to: Hey Teepee - on that shell coloring thing? posted by kass on May 09, 2003 at 06:45:25:

Teddy's been outside all day long every chance he can, which means
all spring and summer and most of the fall. The dark areas, which
indicate lack of adequate sunlight are not good and usually also
accompanied by raising, pyramiding. An hour can't compare to
8-10 hours outside, of course not all in direct light but the
air temp/humidity and reflecting light is also a factor for
good health. UV lighting needs 8 hours of exposure to equal just
15 minutes in real sunshine, so you can see how minimal that is
and why most all hatchlings pictured here already have a lot
of dark areas and pyramiding. Put yours outside. good luck!



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