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Does my turtle need the heating lamp on all night?

(He's a Russian tortoise just to be clear) I live in Huston tx. and my room teputure I don't know but it's not hot in my room in a good tep for me but what about the turtle?!

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Depends on the species of turtle honestly...

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A Russian tortoise
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It's best if you keep all lights and heat lamps off at night for your russian tortoise. They do need one during the day, but are better without one at night.
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Thank you so much
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Anytime :)
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I'm not sure about turtles, it would help if you listed the species, but I have one lamp on all night for my beardie. It's that red one (can't remember the name), rather than the normal light. That rounds the total temp in the tank to be about 89 - 100 degrees
Like I said, specifying the species of the turtle would help a lot.

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Mines a Russian tortoise
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He does not need a heat lamp at night. They can easily tolerate night temperatures down into the 60'sF.
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Oh wow that's amazing thank you so much
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Yup! :)
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he did list the species, it was a Russian tortoise. :)
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Turtles adapt to their environment. If it is too cold, they will be inactive. If you are comfortable your turtle should be, too. Don't leave the heating lamp on all night.

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Well the turtle is not really a turtle it's a Russian tortoise sorry about that does that change anything?
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Your tortoise should be comfortable at the temperatures in your home. Definitely do NOT leave the heat lamp on at night, they need the cooler temperatures to help them with digestion.
For more info on Russian tortoises than I can give you here, check out this link:
http://russiantortoise.net/care_sheet.htm
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Thank you so much
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I just want your tortoise to be as happy as possible! ;-)
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Oh and if u can help with one more thing please?
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Yes?
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Why do u think he keeps moving around in his cage
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Because he likes to move around? Maybe looking for a warmer spot or cooler spot or more comfortable spot? Perhaps the cage is too small so the tortoise is actually pacing? Could just be his personality.
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No just during the day

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Ok thank you so much
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Ya it does depend on what type

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Russian tortoise
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no he will be awake all night because of the light silly goose

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nope

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just make shore that he is eating and that he has a heating lamp that give him UVB light for about the whole day and a place that he can get out of the light if he wants and he will be fine without a light at night. It’s a good idea not to feed him about two hours before the light goes off just to prevent him from needing the light to digest.

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A turtle needs the lamp on all night or it may go into hibernation. This is a known fact to me because a friend of mine owns two turtles.

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I have thr same kind of turtle, and when I bought him (I got him from a turtle expert actually) he said that the light MUST go off at night, otherwise it can mess up their sleep track. They will not go cold, I have had my turtle for 9 months or so an he's fine :) Good luck with your little guy!!

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turtle like cold places

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