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Advise regarding indoor housing
Posted: 11/10/2012 by Dizzy Maggie

I am about to purchase my first tortoise and have read many books on the care and housing of them. Many advise a special table but I have a large indoor guinea pig cage that Ida's never been used and was wondering if this would be suitable. It has a separate sleeping compartment and would be easy to keep clean. Can someone advise me please?

Re: Advise regarding indoor housing
Posted: 11/10/2012 by wizzasmum

Indoor guineapig cages are fine, so long as thye are large enough. 3ft is considered a decent length to get a good heat gradient. You would need to put the heat lamp at one end and the hide area at the opposite end. Many books are outdated with correct tortoise info so I would make sure you get decent advice from forums such as thi or  and

Hope this helps



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