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AmyLou

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Hello Everyone, my name is Amy and my 4 year old Horsefield Tortoise is called Sheldon:)

I only got him yesterday and am starting to set up his new home. I'm confused about what type of lighting I am supposed to use in his tortoise table and I am supposed to be going to look at some tonight.
Any advice would be really helpful as I am a first time tortoise owner and I want to make his enclosure as good as possible.
Thankyou:p
 

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A Florescent UVB and a CHE (ceramic heat emitter) will work good. Depending on how cold your area gets, you may need two Che's. Do not use any coil type bulbs, they cause eye problems. Also, sand can cause impaction, not recommended either.
 

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Hi Amy I've learned many things on this forum by asking questions and getting help. Welcome and don't be shy!
 

AmyLou

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Thankyou for the advice I will get all of that sorted for him:)
He has been very grump today as he hasn't had a lamp!
 

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Here is a great place to be if you are a Tortoise lover. We Welcomes you.
 

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Thankyou so much everyone!
He has finally settled and is eating well. I absolutely love him and all the advice I have been given is great:D
 
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