Maintaining the right temperature is one of the most important responsibilities of turtle care and ownership. A turtle basking thermometer is essential for ensuring the proper temperature in your pets’ habitats. When it is too cold, turtles can become sluggish and lethargic. If it is too hot, your pets may not be able to digest their food properly. With a turtle basking thermometer, you can monitor the temperature accurately, and keep your pets in optimum condition.