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Hey all. I just ordered a 4'x4' nightbox from BCFab on Etsy. They look AMAZING! Has anyone ever purchased one before? Just curious. I should get it by Mid August. Well before the weather cools :)
 

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Since I'm not familiar with, nor a member of Etsy, I'm not able to find this night box. How about posting a link so we can see it?
 

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Is this it?

 

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Hey all. I just ordered a 4'x4' nightbox from BCFab on Etsy. They look AMAZING! Has anyone ever purchased one before? Just curious. I should get it by Mid August. Well before the weather cools :)
Wow. This is impressive. Far batter than using a dog house or plastic shed. I see one problem, and maybe since each one is a custom job, this can be addressed: There is no insulation. On those 30 degree winter Modesto nights, you tortoise will not stay warm enough with out the floor, walls and ceiling all being thoroughly well insulated.

With some tweaking, this can be a great resource for people who can't or don't want to build their own tortoise house.

Have you given any thought to how you want to heat it? Here are two ideas:
 
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Wow. This is impressive. Far batter than using a dog house or plastic shed. I see one problem, and maybe since each one is a custom job, this can be addressed: There is no insulation. On those 30 degree winter Modesto nights, you tortoise will not stay warm enough with out the floor, walls and ceiling all being thoroughly well insulated.

With some tweaking, this can be a great resource for people who can't or don't want to build their own tortoise house.

Have you given any thought to how you want to heat it? Here are two ideas:
Seller has both insulated and uninsulated homes, as well as power sockets for heat lamps.
 
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Rmgoulet1941

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Wow. This is impressive. Far batter than using a dog house or plastic shed. I see one problem, and maybe since each one is a custom job, this can be addressed: There is no insulation. On those 30 degree winter Modesto nights, you tortoise will not stay warm enough with out the floor, walls and ceiling all being thoroughly well insulated.

With some tweaking, this can be a great resource for people who can't or don't want to build their own tortoise house.

Have you given any thought to how you want to heat it? Here are two ideas:

I purchased an insulated unit and plan on using CHE. There is also a thermostat attached.
 

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I looked at a few, it looks like theres a bubble cover fairly low on some of them (looks like theres a male plug end there so maybe where the house plugs in for power). It might be okay for smaller tortoises, but I don't think it would last with a sulcata or other large tortoise, it'd have to be blocked from the animal.

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I looked at a few, it looks like theres a bubble cover fairly low on some of them (looks like theres a male plug end there so maybe where the house plugs in for power). It might be okay for smaller tortoises, but I don't think it would last with a sulcata or other large tortoise, it'd have to be blocked from the animal.

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I don't see a problem in blocking it. Thank you for pointing that out, though.
 

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I purchased an insulated unit and plan on using CHE. There is also a thermostat attached.
If the tortoise sleeping in their box is larger than about 12 inches, I would not use a CHE. It won't be warm enough to heat up the whole thing, and it will slow-burn the top of the carapace. Because it will be over all too cold in the box, the tortoise will sit right under the CHE for hours trying to warm up, and this will make it worse. CHEs don't work well for larger tortoises.
 

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The only answer is to make one yourself or a handyman. It saves money in the long run. Tom's insulated night boxes are the only way to go. There is a thread out there where he gives you a thorough list of items needed and exact measurements of wood cut-outs. His experience has helped so many. He doesn't gain a profit. He's only trying to help sulcata owners to be good tortoise parents. A disclaimer: Tom doesn't know me from beans. I've just heeded his and his other friends' advice for the past 4+ years, undetected. I bought my tortoise from a friend of mine who owns a pet store and like so many was told ALL the wrong things. When I started to notice my little guy's water dish evaporating within 2 hours, I knew something wasn't quite right. It was then that I discovered tortoiseforum.org almost 5 years ago at 1:30am while I sat up nights worrying that I was killing my new pet. Since then I enjoy getting up every morning, finding this forum in my in-box and reading all that I can learn from these guys. Please look at Tom's night boxes! You won't go wrong.
 

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Hey all. I just ordered a 4'x4' nightbox from BCFab on Etsy. They look AMAZING! Has anyone ever purchased one before? Just curious. I should get it by Mid August. Well before the weather cools :)

$$$$$$$ you must be rich??? $$$$$$$
 

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Seller has both insulated and uninsulated homes, as well as power sockets for heat lamps.
I am looking at the picture showing the light socket and it looks too low????
My tort can climb .... well... stand up straight in walls when she wants to turn around ... I have caught her standing straight up against a wall once and I thought I was in the twilight zone!!!
I was like...” $“;^*>•}...and ?%#•*€+???
 

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No kidding some racketo_O. For somebody that has a few tools and once the skills learned they could make a killing if enough unlearned with excess $$ come along. Then add on shipping cost.
 
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