my baby snapper

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hi i just got a tiny baby common snapper and she never gets out of the water. i know that they like water but i have rocks for her to bask on and she never gets up there unless she is running from me lol but even when i have the light on for her to get some \"sun\" she wont get out of the water. is that ok or do i need to make her get out of the water...i get her out of the tank a lot to play and run around on the floor should i shine the light on her sometimes when i do that??? i just want her to be healthy :)
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3 possibilities:
1. You play with your turtle so much that it gets out enough already.
2. It\'s a baby so it might not have found out why to lay still, give it some time in this case.
3. How long do you have your turtle now? Turtles can stay in the water for 2 weeks without a need for basking.
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oh ok thanks i\'ve only had her for like 2 or 3 weeks and she is a hatchling so she\'s just little i took her outside to \"play\" today and let her run around outside to make sure that she gets the sun she needs. thanks i\'ll be sure and keep an eye for her to start getting on the rocks when i put the light on.
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