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    Spur the Sulcata

    So cute! You rescue deer?
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    Sick 5 yo

    I'm so sorry.
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    Retrofit night box for winter

    I just have it laying on the floor. I have the cord affixed to the wall so it can't move very much. Charlie slides it a bit but it still stays in the same general area. I like to be able to move it to clean around it so I wouldn't want it permanently attached to the floor.
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    Retrofit night box for winter

    I think that is the same one I have. It never gets too hot to the touch. I think there are safety measures built in. There isn't a controllable thermostat.
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    Night box flooring?

    You're welcome! Tom's response you replied to was to a member asking about an indoor enclosure, which is confusing since the thread is about night boxes.
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    Retrofit night box for winter

    Yeah, that's what happens. The heat mat never gets hot enough to burn your tortoise. When I bought my heat mat, I paid extra for the rheostat but never used it. I was thinking that at times I would want more heat from the top than bottom, so I wouldn't want the mat at full power, but with both...
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    Retrofit night box for winter

    You plug them both into the thermostat.
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    Night box flooring?

    If it is a night box, you don't need light. In Phoenix, your adult should be able to come out every day to bask and eat. He'll just spend nights in the box and it should be dark so he can sleep.
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    Things you wish you knew before getting a tortoise

    Look at this section of the forum: https://www.tortoiseforum.org/forums/sulcata-tortoises.88/ There are stickies with lots of information. Pay more attention to the later posts than the earlier ones.
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    New Owner Show-and-Tell!

    The best way to keep humidity up is to have a closed chamber. You need to put a top on your enclosure. It looks way too dry. Get the substrate wet and with the enclosed top, the humidity should stay up. I think you need to make some changes to your enclosure, possibly changing the substrate and...
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    ALDABRA TORTOISE BREEDER

    That woman was brave to sit so close on the ground and wear sandals!
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    New Owner Show-and-Tell!

    Welcome! Herb is a cutie! You're going to want to cover the screen to keep the humidity in. I can't tell from your pictures but if you are using a red light, get rid of it.
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    Charlie Turns 20

    Thank you! I think so too!
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    Charlie Turns 20

    I'm not strong enough to pick him up. No one I know can pick him up.
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    Charlie Turns 20

    Yes, they are!
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