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new keeper
Posted: 22/04/2009 by turbox

hi new to all this can some one please advice can you use perspex to cover outside enclosure to stop it getting too wet from rainfall at the soil end leaving the pebbly end open

thanks

Re: new keeper
Posted: 22/04/2009 by TPGDarren

Hiya,

 

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Cover is advisable, but they should also have access to the open air so they can benefit from the sunís UVB rays. I use a cold-frame here, but also have an open area and also an area where they can shade to cool down when the wish.

 

HTH
Darren

Re: new keeper
Posted: 23/04/2009 by vivtpgadmin

Hi, yes as Darren says perspex is fine to cover an area, as you say it gives them somewhere to shelter if its wet (although its perfectly ok for torts to go out in the rain!!), it can also warm up an area for them, and some perspex does let uv through but you would have to check with the manufacturer if yours does.

Vivienne

 

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