How long can a turtle live without uv lamp?

I got a turtle yesterday and all of the amazon-ordered stuff had arrived but the UV lamp. If I expose him to the sun every day, will he be okay until the lamp arrives in under 23 days? If not, how can I help him?!
Asked Sep 01, 2013
The turtle will do fine with some sunlight. There are no UV lamps where turtles normally live. It will work best if you provide it with some sunlight and some shade and of course, water let the turtle decide which it wants.

If you know what kind of turtle it is, it might help to search the Internet for information on how to care for it.
Answered Sep 01, 2013
Edited Sep 01, 2013

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