Baby Sulcata

Jacenmeives

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Just got this guy a week ago named him/her Tortellini and I built a tortoise table I was wondering if anyone has good ideas for different ways to layout the inside of closure, lighting, and how you guys have your set ups

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Tom

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Hello and welcome.

You've gotten the typical wrong info that is usually given out for this species. There is no way to maintain the correct conditions for these guys in an open topped enclosure. They are not a desert species, they need warm humid monsoon conditions, and room temp is too cold.

Give these a read, and then come back with all your questions:
 

Blakem

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This was my setup when Dexter was a Bebe. And then a picture of him 8 years later. I had a ceramic heat emitter set on a thermostat 24/7 and a mercury vapor bulb on 12 hours each day. Congrats and glad you found the forum! 2B547AC2-2B44-4C15-B395-CBE4309B7581.jpeg 881DFF53-0238-4D0F-84E5-A5F816C2B860.jpeg 7FE39D14-7F3A-42CD-8A7E-DF709BD37799.jpeg
 

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I like to have lots of plants to help the baby feel safe. I hang the tube type UVB light in the center, and I have a Radiant Heat Panel set on bricks for him to use as a cave. I put the feeding tile in one front corner, and the waterer in the other front corner.

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Jacenmeives

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I have a basking area with perfect temps a warm humid hide a cooler humid hide a low safe water dish, the whole enclosure at night stays 80° at the coolest, and during the day it’s 90’s I live in palm beach Florida the top is an open wire top I can build a better one in the morning if you guys have ideas I was going to go to Home Depot and get some material
 

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