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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
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Experience:  Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.
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My painted turtle is pretty listless. Not sure how old she is, water t

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My painted turtle is pretty listless. Not sure how old she is, water temp is approx.80, took her outside to let her walk around, not much movement. This is a bait shop, she eats farm raised minnows and night crawlers.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hello,Thank-you for requesting me. I have been a Vet Tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue. Can you tell me if you have a UVB light, age of bulb, brand, strength and is it a Linear tube or compact coil?Supplements?Any Veggies Fed?Basking light?Joan
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am afraid that she has a fluorescent light above the aquarium, no vegetables, or supplements. She has been very active until last Saturday.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would take her out and walk her, she would be very active in the back yard. We live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Not that many warm days.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello?
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I am sorry had a power outage from a storm and may not stay on. How old is the UVB bulb? Strength and Brand?Joan