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RE: Box turtle hatchlings

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Posted by: Terryo at Mon Jul 26 17:48:23 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Terryo ]  
   

In the wild box turtle hatchlings stay hidden almost all of the first year of life, under leaf litter. They will eat any little bug they find under there. Make sure you have plenty of substrate for them to hide under. Moist high humidity is what you want. I keep mine is a vivarium with plenty of plants to hold the humidity. I crumble up a lot of dry leaves to make leaf litter like you would find under a tree in the woods. I keep a long tube UVB 5.0 over one side of the vivarium. No basking light. I keep a low wt. heat emitter on if the house is cold, but otherwise nothing but the long tube light. I throw in plenty of pill bugs for them to find and very small worms.


   

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