Looking at buying this little guy.

Josh123slater

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Hi,
Looking at buying this.
I have been told its a 3 year old spur thigh male. Just looking for everyones thoughts on him? Im a newbie.

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Okay thanks for the repley. Also if im putting him outside? Do i need a heat lamp inside his house?
 

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Yea it does get cold. I was hoping to hibernate him during winter then bring him outside for summer
 

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Okay thanks for the repley. Also if im putting him outside? Do i need a heat lamp inside his house?
Best to have a large indoor enclosure AND a large outdoor enclosure. Use the outdoor enclosure during fair weather, and bring him inside when the weather is cold. You can still hibernate him this way if you want to.
 

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I don't like the fact that his eyes are closed in the two pictures where we can see his eyes. A healthy, alert tortoise, even if scared, will have bright and wide open eyes.
 

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That’s a T. g. ibera which means it is one of the cold hardiest species alive. A natural brumation outdoors would be advised as long as you can provide the appropriate setting for it. Where do you live? This species does extremely well where winters plummet to the teens and even single digits.
 

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That’s a T. g. ibera which means it is one of the cold hardiest species alive. A natural brumation outdoors would be advised as long as you can provide the appropriate setting for it. Where do you live? This species does extremely well where winters plummet to the teens and even single digits.
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