Are tortoise cozies safe for tostoises?

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I would love my tortoise to have a cozy! I know it doesn't make her any warmer but she is a baby and she is very cute and I thought a cozy would make her even cuter is it safe?:)
 

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Safe?
I imagine they are, if they are not made out of toxic chemicals, then I guess so, unnecessary, but safe.
 

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Actually I haven't a cozy as the when you see on google I just tied an unrealistic flower to a yarn string and made my tortoise wear it does that affect it?
 

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I recently read that they do not keep them warm since torts have not body heat to keep in.
They actually keep them from getting light and warmth from exterior sources.
Fine for a photo session but not for clothing. :eek:
 

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I recently read that they do not keep them warm since torts have not body heat to keep in.
They actually keep them from getting light and warmth from exterior sources.
Fine for a photo session but not for clothing. :eek:

:/ tortoises do have body heat. They can get too hot or too cold. And any coverings would affect their ability to manage that. Whether it be by heat lamp, sun, shaded area, whatever.
 

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They are for your enjoyment only. They should not wear it for long periods and should not be left unattended when having it on. If you want one for your tort, go for it, but just leave it one him/her for short periods at a time.
 

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We have a member here, Katie, who makes these and some of them are so adorable. They are not made to keep the tortoise warm or even for them to wear all the time. They are used mainly to help keep an eye on your tortoise when they are out and about roaming around.
 

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We have a member here, Katie, who makes these and some of them are so adorable. They are not made to keep the tortoise warm or even for them to wear all the time. They are used mainly to help keep an eye on your tortoise when they are out and about roaming around.
This. Bright colored yarn is much more visible than a camo tortoise. Some people also attach baloons to them.
 
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