In an ideal terrapin terrarium setting, a good water conditioning is important for a more responsive, healthier and more active terrapins.
Water conditioning includes good ambient temperature. This is usually within the range of 24-28 degrees centigrade, which such temperature plummet to a lower temperature, the tendency of the terrapin doesn't want to swim and looks for basking lights.
Other parameters of water conditioning should also be considered such as ammonia levels, which can be detrimental to your pet. Ammonia accumulates faster when unconsumed food are left within your terrarium. hence it is important to remove these food after pet's eating time.
Consider too, providing basking UV light intended for terrapins, these can help strenghten their shell as well as maintaining their optimum health.
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Eliezer M. Bauzon, DVM RN