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  1. Hansa bano

    Uva bulb holder broke

    I’ve attached a photo of the bulb, the fixture and what the inside of the fixture now looks like. Thanks
  2. Hansa bano

    Uva bulb holder broke

    I just can’t seem to understand why the uva bulbs keep blowing which has caused the nee fixture to also blow. I’ve had the same fixtures and bulbs working for over a year and all of a sudden this is happening. Does anyone have any idea?
  3. Hansa bano

    Uva bulb holder broke

    I’ve managed to get a new fixture and lights. And the same problem has happened. I’m now thinking it’s more to do with the plug sockets they’re in.
  4. Hansa bano

    Uva bulb holder broke

    the enclosure is an extra large vivarium, 4x8 ft. The substrate I’m using is coco fibre. I have been using the Arcadia uva floodlight. I also have been using a uvb tube light if I can remember correctly it’s the arcadia desert strip pro one. I’m just anxious as I leave for work at 7:30 am and...
  5. Hansa bano

    Uva bulb holder broke

    The ceramic holder is in the photo below ans the bulb I use is for heat only. The bulb is a 75W uva floodlight. He has a uvb strip light that is separate to this. How long can they go without uva? Thank you for your response.
  6. Hansa bano

    Uva bulb holder broke

    Hi, I needed some advice. I have a 2 year old horsefield tortoise and live in the UK. The uva bulb I had in had blown so I used the spares I had and the same happened. I’ve checked the fuses in the plug etc but now think it’s the actual holder itself which I never even thought to get a spare of...
  7. Hansa bano

    Vivarium Lighting

    Is it too bright for them? What would you suggest as an alternative/ what do your Russians prefer?
  8. Hansa bano

    Vivarium Lighting

    If the height of the vivarium is around 16.5 /17inches would a Arcadia ProT5 Kit - Forest 6% 24W be better?
  9. Hansa bano

    Vivarium Lighting

    Just to add, I currently have added these lighting/fixtures that I have read about as potential purchases: https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/arcadia-ceramic-lamp-holder-and-bracket/ https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/arcadia-prot5-kit-desert-12/...
  10. Hansa bano

    Vivarium Lighting

    Thank you so much for your help, it is greatly appreciated. I just want to make sure I am doing everything right by my tortoise! Alongside this would I need any other lighting like a basking bulb? As I have previously had a 2 in 1 UVA and UVB bulb in an Arcadia Ceramic Reflector Clamp which I...
  11. Hansa bano

    Vivarium Lighting

    Hi, I have a horsfield tortoise who is around 1 years old (UK). He is currently in a tortoise table however I am wanting to upgrade to something bigger and have been looking at a vivarium as I have read that it is great for keeping humidity in also. The link to the one I have been interested in...
  12. Hansa bano

    Is this pyramiding?

    I’ve attached a few recent images of my horsfield tortoise. Is he pyramiding? If so how do I stop this?
  13. Hansa bano

    Missing scales?

    I’ve noticed my horsfield tortoise has a few places where there’s no scales, is this normal? It doesn’t look like it’s sore or bothers him. Here’s a few photos I’ve taken whilst he has his daily soak. He’s around 8-10 months.
  14. Hansa bano

    Help please...UVA/UVBA light broke

    Just to add, I have got a desk lamp. Would it be silly of me to think I could use it to add some sort of light and at least some heat as well as using a heat pad just for Thursday until it arrives on Friday?
  15. Hansa bano

    Help please...UVA/UVBA light broke

    Hi, my horsfield tortoise who’s around 7 months old uva/uvb lamp has broken. I haven’t had it for long at all, but has blown out. I’ve ordered a replacement although it won’t come until Friday. I’m worried about what to do until then. He’ll be okay for now as it’s night time and I usually switch...
  16. Hansa bano

    Normal beak colour?

    if anyone has any idea, it’d be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
  17. Hansa bano

    Normal beak colour?

    Recently paid closer attention to horsfield tortoise’s beak and can tell around the jaw it’s a darker colour than what I remember. i could be overthinking it, but is this normal in colour? I clean around his mouth area with a cotton bud most times he has a soak which is nearly every day. The...
  18. Hansa bano

    Best substrate?

    He initially sniffed it and then he had a few bites, I tried to stop him by moving him onto his feeding slate and offering him food instead. He did this around 4 times and then he just went to sleep. I’m thinking it’s because the new substrate only went in today but still need to figure out how...
  19. Hansa bano

    Best substrate?

    I hand packed it down but not entirely flat so there was some texture to it still, I usually feed him weeds and plants such as dandelion and plantain but more so stuff from salad packets like radicchio, lambs lettuce, red leaf lettuce. It’s hard to give him a variety during the winter months...
  20. Hansa bano

    Best substrate?

    Hi @Tom i changed the substrate to coco coir, however my tortoise has been eating it, I don’t know how to stop him from eating it?
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