UVB light

Elyzha

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I plan on bringing my tortoise with me to Florida when I am visiting my dad... i want to be aboe to provide him with fresh sunlight but that being said if he is getting fresh sun light do i even need to worry about bringing his uvb light and heat lamp? Because i remember reading somewhere that someone let their tortoise run amongst in their backyard for their vitamin d and didnt even need to use their uvb light as for the heat lamp would florida heat be sufficient? For just 4 days
 

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I plan on bringing my tortoise with me to Florida when I am visiting my dad... i want to be aboe to provide him with fresh sunlight but that being said if he is getting fresh sun light do i even need to worry about bringing his uvb light and heat lamp? Because i remember reading somewhere that someone let their tortoise run amongst in their backyard for their vitamin d and didnt even need to use their uvb light as for the heat lamp would florida heat be sufficient? For just 4 days
Is there anyway to leave your tort here for such a short period. They are terrible travels and get very stressed due to the strange area and smells- ie not my home!
 
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Yvonne G

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You don't need to bring his UVB light. He can go without it for short periods of time. But reconsider taking him with you, like Blackdog said.
 
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