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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
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Why do my redsliders sit sideways on the tank with thier

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why do my redsliders sit sideways on the tank with thier heads out of water they have a nice place to bask but never use it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and reptile rescue.

Do the turtles ever come out to bask?

What are the temps in the Basking area?

Do you have a UVB light, linear tube or compact coil, strength and brand?


Any bubbles fro nose or mouth?

Can you post a picture of what you are seeing?