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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Hello Everyone!

Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum. I got 2 baby turtles yesterday(i'm a beginner), I'm unable to figure out which species they belong to exactly!

Any help is appreciated! Thanks

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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I figured out! Those are Red eared sliders. I couldn't find the red color in first glance.

Is UVB lighting a must? I see my turtles are not basking last 24 hrs. Is there anything else i can do?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 03:57 PM
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Red ears sliders are cool.

Not basking isn't normally a issue, most are scared after you first get them and it might take a few days (maybe a week) before they feel safe to really bask.

As far as UVB in theory if you have a good diet it isn't as needed but I like to keep one just in case. I have heard from some of the top tortoise keepers they keep them out side for 4-5 months out of a year and don't do UVB at all, seems to work for them but I like to be over safe with mine so I use a bulb.

I keep fish and reptiles both.

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