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1 yr old spur thighed home
Posted: 06/11/2011 by d.hameedi

hi i want to know if an outdoor enclosure could ge used as an indoor inclosure next to a radiator is OK cause i read the buying a tortoise thing and I dont want to get a 120 vivarium starter kit let alone it being the wrong type of home

thanks

Re: 1 yr old spur thighed home
Posted: 07/11/2011 by ben123

Hi,
Firstly, don't put the tortoise in a vivarium. A suitable home would be a wooden tortoise table with 50/50 ratio of sand and soil with a UVA and UVB Lamp.
Hope this helps!
Ben

Re: 1 yr old spur thighed home
Posted: 07/11/2011 by TPGDarren

:-)
As Ben quite rightly said viv's are not suitable for Hermanns, Spur-Thighes, Horsfields and most other species of tortoises. It isn't just a problem with being warm, tortoises need a range of temperatures which can be achieved by a basking lamp. They also need a UVB source to satisfy their vitamin D3 requirements.

If you look on the left there are photos on the photo gallery that will help with ideas.

May I ask what species of tortoise your are considering getting?

Kindest Regards
Darren


Re: 1 yr old spur thighed home
Posted: 09/11/2011 by d.hameedi

well I am cosidereing getting a medditeranian spur thigh

Re: 1 yr old spur thighed home
Posted: 14/11/2011 by TPGDarren

Good Choice:-)

 

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