hatchling RES

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A coworker was given a baby RES about 1.5 inches long and very green. We are helping her set up a tank for it. She is bringing in a reptile bulb but right now a regular bulb is about 15 inches over the tank. The turtle is sleeping all the time- on the rocks and in the water- it just keeps sleeping. We are very afraid it\'s not in good condition. She hasn\'t eaten very much either. Any help for this dilemna would be great and thanks again for the help on my turtle. Marcie

its probably not warm enough, get a submersible heater or an under tank heater for the baby. maybe if its a brand new baby then thats what they will do. i am not for sure, but try warming the turtle up to about 80*
good luck
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