Turtle isn\'t basking

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godgofishing
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We just got a new turtle, and we aren\'t sure what kind of turtle Tonka is. We do, however, know that he is a water turtle. Tonka won\'t get up on his rock, and we don\'t know why. Can anyone help? There\'s a light above the rock, but it isn\'t too close, or atleast I don\'t think it is.. Help?
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Check that the basking temp is between 85-90 degrees. If the basking temp is too cold, there is no reason for your turtle to go up there.

WHat is your water temp?
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I think the light also has to be at least 12 inches away from the basking platform for the turtle to benefit. Over my basking platform i have a 100 watt basking light by zoo med.
Good luck
turtlequeen of kathleen
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you need to find out what kind of turtle it is, cause some turtles don\'t bask.
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