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    Where Should I Place the Humidity/Temp Sensor in My Enclosure?

    I’m having some trouble trying to decide where the temp/humidity sensor should go in my enclosure. Over the last 6 months, I’ve had it on the log, in the corner, on the wall, but now I just set it down on the substrate near the wall. Any recommendations for accurate readings? Thank you :)!
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    I’m noticing the growth on my tortoise isn’t “smooth”. Is this normal?

    I got the enclosure from Zen Habitats. I did the PayPal 4-Payments plan when purchasing ($400 total). If you’d like the specific measurements, I can look it up :) It’s important to note I got the PVC version so the “wood” doesn’t warp (it’s not real wood, just a design on top of PVC). The...
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    I’m noticing the growth on my tortoise isn’t “smooth”. Is this normal?

    Can you explain what you mean? Like make the enclosure? I just bought it. Everything else was just added in there. Feel free to ask more questions though.
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    I’m noticing the growth on my tortoise isn’t “smooth”. Is this normal?

    Markings from the breeder I purchased the tortoise from :) I don’t know when they will go away lol.
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    I’m noticing the growth on my tortoise isn’t “smooth”. Is this normal?

    Sure - here’s a recent pic of my setup. The Zen Habitat enclosure was a little pricey but I really enjoy it. I’ve recently added more fake plants and more wooden houses to make things more interesting for my tortoise. It’s always undergoing new changes (thinking of adding a humid hide soon). But...
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    I’m noticing the growth on my tortoise isn’t “smooth”. Is this normal?

    I’m happy to hear! Admittedly it was kind of scary at first because I know babies aren’t the best to begin with, but he was literally the only tortoise I could find in-person and online so I jumped the gun and invested money into a closed chamber with all the things he needed as a baby. Glad...
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    I’m noticing the growth on my tortoise isn’t “smooth”. Is this normal?

    Thank you! I’m glad the hours upon hours of research paid off. I’ve only had him for a little over half a year at this point but I can’t wait until he’s fully grown. Always looking for ways to ensure everything is fine as he matures. Thank you for your insight :)!
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    I’m noticing the growth on my tortoise isn’t “smooth”. Is this normal?

    My 9-month old Russian tortoise is growing quickly and I’ve noticed that his shell isn’t perfectly smooth. I’ve never owned a tortoise before so I don’t know what to expect but is it normal for his shell to have lots of lines and look a bit rough/ridged as shown in the pics? I’m not referring to...
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    Is this light fine for my enclosure?

    Great - thank you so much. I'm going to do what you recommended. I've currently got my baby tortoise in a closed chamber enclosure I purchased from Zen Habitats and I've been very keen on monitoring the temps and what not with my temp gun (especially as we transition into summer). I was...
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    Is this light fine for my enclosure?

    Nevermind! I understand what you mean. I don’t need UV as I can just take my tortoise outside a few times a week. I’m still curious though, it’s a little too cold sometimes to take my tortoise out. In that case I would assume I still need indoor UV?
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    Is this light fine for my enclosure?

    Hi Tom, Wow, I guess the thing that has been working has been the Mercury Vapor Bulb I’ve had as well inside my enclosure. (I have both the fluorescent bulb and the MVB in my enclosure). I’m guessing I can just scrap the fluorescent bulb if it gives off no UVB. Could you please explain what...
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    Is this light fine for my enclosure?

    I’ve been using this UVB light for my enclosure and it seems like it has been doing great for my 7-month old Russian tortoise. However, I just wanted some feedback on what you guys think about this UVB light?
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    General Check-Up

    Thank you :) I’ll continue to do my best. Can’t wait till’ it’s all grown up.
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    General Check-Up

    Yup - it’s captive bred. My tortoise wasn’t cheap, but I had read around about the benefits of buying captive bred so I figured I was fine with the price in exchange for a hopefully lifetime friend. Thanks for the help!
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    General Check-Up

    I’m happy to hear that everything looks good. Thanks for taking the time to help!
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