5 Year Member
- Feb 11, 2015
- Location (City and/or State)
- Fes, Morocco
Between Tom's excellent large hatchling enclosures and Yvonne's smaller one is this idea I use, about in the middle.Your really need a bigger enclosure and a way of keeping in your heat and humidity.
Even tinfoil or plastic film should help to begin, but leave holes for the lights.
What do you use for night heat or is it naturally hot and humid where you are?
A bigger clear sided enclosure is fine as you can put masking tape or the like around the bottom so the tortoise can't see out.I can get a bigger tub. I got that one because it was the only tub that wasn't clear at Home Depot. I had a sulcata before this little one and had a clear tub. He spent his days wandering the edges looking out. I live in Texas so it stays warm and doesn't get below 70 at night.
Actually, in my baby enclosure, I have three light fixtures - a black light on either end for heat and a UVB light in the middle. My UVB light provides plenty of heat. I don't need a "basking light" because the 100 watt Zoo Med Mercury Vapor Bulb IS a basking light.Do you need UVB? I have a Basking light and a UVB light provided .Is the UVB necessary? You seem to only have one light...