That type of light only provides UVB. Not any heat. It's a standard 18" fixture from Walmart with an 18" UVB reptile tube from a pet shop. You can get the entire thing from a pet shop. But I'll repeat, do not buy the screw in compact CFL bulb that they will attempt to sell you. Get the strip florescent type.Thanks. How do you keep one side cooler with that type of light?
Thanks, I feel terrible that I didn't know this sooner. I hope the turtle will be ok and not have any growing problems from this. Its winter in mo right now, just had snow and it's getting down to the low teens some nights so I won't be putting him/her outside anytime soon but I'll be gping to get that light tomorrowThat type of light only provides UVB. Not any heat. It's a standard 18" fixture from Walmart with an 18" UVB reptile tube from a pet shop. You can get the entire thing from a pet shop. But I'll repeat, do not buy the screw in compact CFL bulb that they will attempt to sell you. Get the strip florescent type.
I appreciate it very much, I misunderstood earlier. All of you have really been a big help. Thanks so muchIt wont be harmed by no UV for a few days as long as there is heat and food.
I just wanted to help you get the correct type of U.V. lamp.
Pet shops push those spiral types and they have been linked to eye injuries.
Thanks I'm glad to have these, I dont think I would have found them on my own.Glad to bump into you on forum! You're in the right place,
I don't think anyone posted this yet, Beginners Mistakes, it's essential to creating the right enclosure!
The care guide found on your species sub forum should have all the necessities to keeping your baby happy and healthy!
As others mentioned the UVB is a must. Afterwards, maybe consider planning an alternative enclosure? I don't have a box turtle, but I assume that like most tortoise hatchling they'll do well in an alternative to an aquarium! (Check out closed chambers!) I do read that they need semi-aquatic, I've made a closed chamber enclosure from a rubbermaid tub, which is inexpensive, and you could adapt it to your babies needs easily.