Tortoises and Turtles Articles

Why Does My Turtle Tank Lose Water?

One of the major problems that aquatic turtle owners face is water evaporation from their tank. The reality is that for some this can mean losing an inch or two between water changes, but for others it can mean up to a third of their tank water disappearing. So why...

Does My Turtle Need a Water Heater?

You might be tempted to forego a water heater in your aquatic turtle’s enclosure, but you should strongly reconsider this temptation. The main reason for this is that the water in the tank will be cooler than the ambient air temperature, eventually becoming too cold...

Why is My Turtle Staying in the Water?

Aquatic turtles generally like to spend their time swimming and then basking in the heat. But they don’t just swim in the water, they will eat and poop in there too. But what if your turtle is spending all of its time in the water? Is this normal behavior or should...

What Kind of Light Does My Aquatic Turtle Need?

Being a reptile, and hence a cold-blooded creature, your aquatic turtle is unable to regulate its own temperature. It will therefore require you to provide artificial heat so that it can stay as warm as it would be in its natural habitat. However, it is not only...