Is coco healthy and is my setup okay?

coco2020

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Hi I’ve had coco for about 4 months i just want to make sure there is nothing I need to change and that coco is doing fine. When I first got coco I thought I had done all the research and knew how to look after her/he but it was all out of date. Since finding this forum I’ve changed cocos enclosure and how I look after her. Her temps are basking 36 Celsius ambient 21 and night 17. Is there anything I still need to change? And does she look healthy? I just want what’s best for my tort baby thank you

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Yvonne G

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What a cutey pie! Only thing cuter than a baby Russian would be a baby elephant!

The enclosure looks ok, but I wonder about the chimney effect with the warm air going out the light hole. Have you tested the temperature all over the whole enclosure, away from the light? Also, I would mount the bulb in a dome fixture so the dome could direct the heat/light down into the enclosure instead of all around the room.
 

coco2020

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Hi Yvonne, thank you for replying! 😊

I have tested the temp in the cool end but only twice admittedly I have thought about getting a dome but wasn’t sure if I really needed it. I will definitely order one now thank you!
 

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You have an adorable baby tort there. Reminds me of mine a couple years ago. 😍😍😍 Cute sign, too.
 

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