Tyler asked in PetsReptiles · 9 years ago

could i use a 65 watt flood light with a normal small 40 watt desk lamp for my small red eared slider turtles?

i have a small desk kinda lamp and a few 65 watt flood light bulbs and 2 small red eared slider turtle hatch lings and i also have a heating rock that they can climb on but could the light produce enough heat for the turtles? please help me out here

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  • Ryan
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    don't exceed the max wattage for any lamp.

    Use thermometers to check the temperature of both the basking area and the water. Then use whatever works best for your setup.

  • 9 years ago

    You have to have lites that produse UVB and UVA for the turtles. Your 65 watt flood light is worthless to the well being of a turtle. Go to the pet store and ask the person working there for a UVB/UVA lamp and then when he shows you the most expensive one buy the cheaper.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You want the basking site at 90°F. Try a 40W bulb in the lamp and move it close to the basking site. You know that you also need a UVB light too, don't you?

  • Cody
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    I wouldn't exceed the max wattage of the lamp. Buy a legit heat lamp.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    your turtles are going to bake take the heating rock out and get a lower wattage bulb.

  • 9 years ago

    I use a low output warming light for my turtles. Normal lights, even floodlights don't provide the warmth for these cold blooded creatures.

    normandfloyd.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    A "flood light?" What are you trying to do, bake them?

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