My tortoise is a year old and about 6 inches by measuring the carapace. Unfortunately, because of the structure I’m unable to lower the bulb. Figure I could use the 100 watt mvb during the winter time ? I don’t have a meter to measure uvb but it should be ok right ? Considering they will be...
Hello everyone, I currently have a sulcata tortoise setup in a 40 gallon tank and just installed a fogger to control humidity levels. The humidity has improved a lot, so much that now I feel that temperatures have dropped a bit. My warm side is at about 88 degrees and my cool side at about 80...
Hey thanks for the reply.
I have thought about digging a small reinforced bunker with access on top about a foot deep only to give them a cooler area to hide. Also adding a couple sprinklers in order to mist the area both for the tortoises and the grass. It might be possible to make it happen...
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My little guys aren't 12 inches. The are definitely smaller than that. Even with protection and a night heated box ? You wouldn't advise it ?
Well maybe I can use the shelter during the day instead and bring them in at night .
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I currently have two 1 year old sulcata s. I recently moved to Palmdale, CA. Now that I have a decent sized back yard I want to have a small pen for them so that they can enjoy natural sunlight and natural growing grasses and weeds. I've browsed through a lot of posts and seen...
Thank you for writing this. So sorry for your loss, dont beat yourself up. You did everything you could to play it safe and you gave your tortoise a wonderful life. Hes in a better place now.
Beautful Animals !
@Tom Understood, here I am spending more money on "special" bulbs when I could be using something more beneficial and cost efficient. Any suggestions on a good cost efficient rheostat? I'm only asking in case things are still too warm in there. This morning at about 11, things were already at...
@Tom thank you for the descriptive lighting setup.
A couple questions, the flood bulb is a more cost efficient alternative vs a traditional spot light bulb ?
In this scenario I would need two thermostat switches correct ? One for the heating element and one for the basking lamp/flood bulb ?
@Markw84 How big is your enclosure? Do you have those two CHE on either side of the enclosure?
I was thinking the same thing as the background fluorescent keeps the place illuminated , the flood bulb would come on for additional light and heat as if the cloud moved out of the way.