||Turtles that are kept outside should receive plenty
of vitamin D3, however if your turtle is housed
inside it will require a good UVB bulb to give it
these much needed vitamins.
||Mud Turtles require a basking spot that is slightly
warmer than the rest of the enclosure. The best
idea for the basking area is to place a pile of
rocks in the middle of their water. Ensure that
the water is not too deep so that the Mud Turtle
will not have any problems swimming to the surface.
||Mud Turtles are relatively small turtles which
means that they do not need a large enclosure. However
during warmer months it is highly recommended that
you allow your Mud Turtle to roam outside. If you
plant to leave it outside unattended make sure that
there is no possibility for it to escape.
||A temperature range of 80 to 85 degrees F works
well for Mud Turtles. The water temperature can
be slightly lower at approximately 70 to 75 degrees
F. During the night a temperature drop of approximately
5 degrees F would be appropriate.