Baby turtle question. Do they need a UV light at such a young age?

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June 18, 2019 / By Abbigayle
Question: I've read that baby turtles spend their first 3 years in cover and not out in open sunlight since they are so small. Is this true? Because I really want a baby turtle but I'm not sure I can have a UV light in my college dorm room. I don't share the room with anybody but I'm not sure if I can have the light in there. Also, how long does it take for a turtle to reach mature size? I've always wanted a turtle :3 I've done alot of research already and I have everything I need. So it's not like I don't know how to take care of it, I am strongly against getting a pet before doing any kind of homework on it. Of course when I move out of my dorm and graduate I'll get a UV light for it, but I am just wondering if the baby will need it for the first few years.
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Stanford Stanford | 4 days ago
Turtles need uv light their whole life. Without it they can get metabolic bone disease and have numerous problems as an adult. Turtles and reptiles that needUV light use it to help process calcium. They need 10-14 hours a day of uv exposer so the 30 minutes the other person recommended is not enough. Also most turtles need heat which most UV lights don't give near enough. You will need a Basking light as well. Depending on where you live you will be getting a several year old turtle. It is illegal to sell turtles that shell is smaller then 4 inches in the US.
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Stanford Originally Answered: Young Earth Creationists: How can we see light from galaxies billions of light years away?
Your question contains a couple major logical fallacies. First you ask about Creation Science, which has at its core the idea of an intelligent, supernatural designer, then you require that we answer in a way that excludes reference to the supernatural. This demonstrates a severe lack of understanding of the subject matter of which you speak. Second, you rule out non-scientific answers, then define "science" so as to exclude the possibility of the supernatural. Then you ask about a theory put forward by theists. So you've asked a question, then told us not to answer you. So I'm going to ignore your restrictions and answer your question. There are two possible explanations for our being able to see light from galaxies billions of light years away. The first is that a pre-existent, all-powerful designer who has the power, will, knowledge, and ability to create all time, space, matter, and energy can certainly, without a doubt, just as easily create the light on its way to a present day viewer as he can create the light that is initially emitted from the Big Bang or whatever creation event he used to created the universe. This presents a bit of a paradox in that this gives an appearance of age that doesn't actually exist, and leads to the question of why God would create something that appears to be older than it is. The answer is to consider the alternative: What does a universe look like that is "young"? To conceive this, consider Adam and Even -- if God created them as adults, he was creating them with an appearance of history they didn't really have. Even if he created them as babies there is the appearance that they were conceived by parents that they didn't have. If he created them as sperm and egg there would be the appearance that they had a father and mother. So there's no way to create Adam and Eve in a way that would lead you to conclude that they were just created an instant ago. Similarly, when the universe was created it had to have some appearance, and regardless of the appearance it was given, it would appear to have a history that it didn't really have. That's one explanation. The other explanation that is seldom discussed but is borne out by the literature is the possibility that the speed of light is not in fact constant, but that it is decreasing over time. This would explain a lot of things to a young-earth creationist and matches measurements made of the speed of light over the last 300 years or so which indicate that it may in fact be slowing down. I don't expect you to agree with these positions but I want you to understand that you can't ask "what color is grass?" then require that we not say "green" in our answer. You can't ask a young-earth creationist to explain his position and not mention "young", "earth", or "creation" (by a supernatural being).
Stanford Originally Answered: Young Earth Creationists: How can we see light from galaxies billions of light years away?
You can't argue like this, it doesn't make any sense. Creationists believe that God created the world exactly as it. The fact that there is an alternative explanation for how the world came to be as it is doesn't really bother them, because they believe God did it. Even if evolution were possible it wouldn't really make any difference to the young Earth Creationist because they do not believe that it happened that way. To challenge a young Earth Creationist you need to challenge the very existence of God.

Owen Owen
And just to be different... Honestly it depends on what sort of turtle your wanting, and how old it is.. and what you feed it and how its kept. Also there is no restrictions for having UV blub's in college dorms, most bulbs emit no UV beyond 24 inches anyway. the point of the bulb is to stimulate D3 production. you can do it several ways other then a bulb. Direct sunshine 20 mins 2-3times a week.. Supplements, and feeding foods rich in D already such as earth worms..
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Levi Levi
They need it throughout their life or they can get metabolic bone disease and a soft shell. But a substitute for a UVB light would be putting it in the sun(with water) for 30 minutes a day. Make sure there is shade. You most definately need a basking lamp. They cannot survive without it. They need to heat or they get respiratory infections. Reptiles are cold blooded and without heat will be very sluggish and not have enough energy to eat. Plus, the need to regulate their temperature every day.
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Levi Originally Answered: A Question for Young Earth Creationists?
Heh I wanted to ask a question about the speed of light and how quasars support an old universe as quasars are as old as 13 billions years (13 billion light years away) meaning it has taken 13 billion years for the light to travel to us.

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