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    Lazy Tortie!

    Hi, the weather has been warm.lately with daytime highs of around 26 to 27 degrees with the odd day as high as 30 degrees Celsius and the night time low 15 to 16 degrees.
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    Lazy Tortie!

    Thank you, I'm not sure it would be that as he was fine a couple of weeks ago and I haven't changed his lighting in that time.
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    Lazy Tortie!

    Hi all, I hope you can help me. I have a horsefield and I've had him about 5 years, he has an indoor table with uv light etc and an outdoor secure enclosure but lately, probably for the last couple of weeks, he doesn't seem to like either! He gets up in the morning, warms himself up abit...
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    Is my tortoise happy?

    I hope he does like it! There is a water dish but you cant see it in the photo. Theres a shelter and water tray in the sheltered end. Thank you x
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    Is my tortoise happy?

    Hi everyone, my Eddie is out in his outdoor run that I put him out in for a few hours when the sun is out but do you think he's enjoying it? He just seems to do laps and it reminds me of a caged animal! Its 6' by 3' so big enough and he is a Horsfield, I tried to upload a video but it wont let...
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    Outdoor Living

    Hi, Does anyone in the UK have a horsfield tortoise that you house outdoors? I'm trying to find out what you do about night time and what months of the year do they live outdoors? Please help! Thanks Kim
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    Living Outside!?

    Thanks Tom, I'll do that! He does have a sunken bowl to eat from, he had just dragged that bit of food with him!
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    Living Outside!?

    Hi everyone, I have a Horsfield tortoise, Eddie, who is about 6 or 7 years old. He has successfully hibernated this winter for the first time and I want to start getting his outdoor enclosure ready for the spring! He currently lives indoors on a tortoise table. My question is, what months of...
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    Movement during brumation

    I've got 3 different types and still dont know why they're all so different!
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    Movement during brumation

    I have 3 thermometers and they all read completely different?! One has a probe in the soil in the box with my tortoise which reads about 5.5 degrees, one has a probe in the fridge air and keeps reading minus something and another is a wireless sensor sitting on the shelf next to the tortoises...
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    Movement during brumation

    Thanks Tom. I have 3 thermometers in there! One with the probe in his box and one with the probe in the air. The third is a wireless sensor that sits on the fridge shelf and I have the display reader with me so I can see the min and max temperature! I just want to make sure he's happy and I'm...
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    Movement during brumation

    Hi, the temperature in the fridge is currently 5.3 degrees Celsius but it fluctuates between 4 and 6 degrees.
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    Movement during brumation

    Hi, I hope someone can help me please! I am hibernating my horsefield for the first time this year and have chosen the fridge method. The temp seems to fluctuate between 4 and 6 degrees. I know they can move during this time but how much movement is too much? Today I have been in the same room...
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    Help! (Looking for a min/max thermometer)

    He's a horsefield and I've been told between 5 and 7 degrees but I feel like the temp in my garage is fluctuating too much so I might have to rethink! I wish I had a fridge but cant afford one this year!
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    Help! (Looking for a min/max thermometer)

    Thankyou so much Mark, I'll have a look into that as it sounds perfect! I'm really worried about putting him in the garage, do you think it will be too cold! The temp in there is pretty much the same as outside according to my thermometer!
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    Help! (Looking for a min/max thermometer)

    Thank you Tom! I'm getting worried about the low temps and want to keep a good eye on them! It was apparently minus 2 outside last night!
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    Help! (Looking for a min/max thermometer)

    Hello, Can anyone recommend a reliable min max thermometer that I can use in my garage while my tortoise hibernate? This is his first year and I'm worried about the temperature in there! I have an exo terra min max one at the moment but I'm getting some odd readings from it! For example its...
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    Hello from me and Eddie!

    Thank you!
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    Hello from me and Eddie!

    Hi, Thank you very much for your reply! Eddie is about 3.5 inches at the moment so hopefully I have time to correct the bumps on him! I'll have a look at the posts you suggested, thank you! I'm a bit confused as there is so much conflicting advice out there! When I got him, I was told it...
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    Hello from me and Eddie!

    Hello everyone I'm Kim, thank you so much for adding me to your group! I have a little Horsefield called Eddie who is about 3 years old, I think! I am pretty new to owning a tortoise and want to learn as much as possible to help keep him healthy and happy! I am a little worried that he's...
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