temperature

  1. B

    Night time burrowing

    Good evening fellow tort parents! Since my last post my little Boomer has been thriving. I have planted a prickly pear cactus, some succulents, and grass in his enclosure. I’ve also bought a humidifier for his cage that I run during the day that keeps the humidity low 90’s to high 80’s. The temp...
  2. E

    New Russian Tortoise Owner

    Hello all, I am a new and proud owner of a 1 year old Russian Tortoise that I have bought yesterday. I’m kind of worried about my temperatures. My Russian has been basking for already 4 hours and he’s been sleeping. I don’t want him to dry out but I also don’t want to disturb him. I have the...
  3. SuperReggie64

    Temperature

    Hello I just wanted to ask what temperature is not okay outside for my Russian tortoise. My tortoise lives inside but he trys to climb out a lot so I built a big outdoor enclosure for him to play in. He spends an hour outside a day. Sometimes 2. I worry about heat out there which is why I don't...
  4. lionheartHC

    Built my dream enclosure! Tips on heating?

    I just finished up building my enclosure with ideas I found on this forum. I’m in love with how it came out but tomorrow I’ll start with the temps and humidity. Each cubical is 6ft long, 3ft depth and 3ft in height. I’m building this for my Sulcata hatchling and to house my Russian during the...
  5. Eve0810

    Dwarf Hermann Tortoise pyramiding

    Hi everyone, This is Frank our dwarf Hermann tortoise, he is 2 years old and recently we have noticed his shell has been pyramiding. We feed him fresh crispy lettuce (With calcium and nutrobal - every other day) every day, alongside his tortoise mix food - but he doesn’t really eat much of...
  6. K8E K

    What are your favorite temp/humidity gauges?

    Besides a heat gun, what are your favorite (digital preferably) thermometers/hydrometers? I've had two break on me with "excess humidity" (at somewhere around 70%, sheesh)- I've bought the same two cheapo magnetic ones and the screens go. Looking at reviews on Amazon they're all over the place...
  7. A

    Leopard Hatchling diet

    New member!! I just got a leopard tortoise and I have been feeding him squash and Zucchini leaves and softened Mazuri pellets. Should I give him more of a variety of food, maybe throw in grasses with the leaves? Also I have found I need to buy a thermostat due to the ambient temperature changing...
  8. CliffordtheredfootTORT

    Redfoot Hatchling temps

    Hey everyone I have another question for you guys about temps. So I set up a 40 gallon breeder for my hatchling I closed the top of it so it’s basically a closed chamber now should I have a cold and a hot side or should I just keep the whole tank at one temp right now the humidity is at around...
  9. ayrgrn

    permanent outdoor enclosure for Hermann's?

    Hi, I'm planning on making a permanent (or semi-permanent) outdoor enclosure for my 1yr8month old Hermann's tortoise and need some advice/guidance on what to do if anyone would be willing? I've looked at some other threads on outdoor enclosures but they all seem to be on adult torts but not...
  10. J

    Horsefield, UK- when should i put outside

    I have recently adopted a tortoise, currently he is living inside but I would like to know when I can put him in an outdoor enclosure? He is fully matured. Lots of conflicting information online and I dont want to get it wrong, Many thanks ?
  11. kona the tortoise

    New- Need Help with Redfoot Tortoise

    Hello! This is my new redfoot tortoise Kona. She is currently 8 months old and 4.5". I recently got her 5 days ago. I soak her daily and mist quite often. I take her out daily and let her eat the clovers in our yard. I also feed her a variety of foods in her enclosure such as clovers, romaine...
  12. R

    Are sulcatas able to survive extreme cold nights in phoenix?

    Right now in Phoenix he's doing just fine digging his burrow as it gets hotter. Occasionally, we get into the 30s and sometimes 20s on extreme nights in the winter. I tried looking up the low temperatures in Saharan Africa and couldn't find specific temperatures of where they live. All i can...
  13. P

    Cold and wet outside

    Hi guys internet info is conflicting so I'd like to know from those who actually own torts ... I have a 4 yr old Hermanns with an indoor and outdoor enclosure. We put him outside when the weather is fine so he can stomp around. His outdoor run is much bigger than his indoor one and its good...
  14. W

    Enclosure

    is this a good enclosure for my baby Sulcata? It’s a mixture of cypress mulch, organic top soil, and sphagnum moss. I planted some grass seeds, as well as an aloe plant and 2 other succulents. It stays about 80 degrees in there with the lights on and between 30-50 humidity if i spray it a few...
  15. churlishcurls

    New-ish Caretaker, Bath Schedule?

    I've recently taken over as the primary caregiver for my family's Russian, 007. She's lived with my mom for the past ten years, so it's a pretty big adjustment for all parties involved. She's a sweetheart and I aim to spoil her rotten! One thing I'm struggling with is establishing a decent...
  16. BlueCassowary

    New tortoise owner - care help needed

    Hi all, I am a new tortoise owner and could really do with some advice to make sure I'm on the right track. First of all, here are some pictures of Elliot and his setup: https://imgur.com/a/7Kcg0yC Background: My tortoise is 7 years old and was adopted 4 weeks ago from a friend who did a pet...
  17. TortSpeed

    Enclosures in FL???

    I’m in South FL... I have only had my Tort about a month, the previous owner gave me an igloo type dog shelter for him.. (as I read many comments about). I noticed he has slightly burrowed, at least removed most of the grass and is mostly on dirt... Does this mean he is looking for for...
  18. AllieKat1997

    Golden Greek Hatchling Questions?

    - My nighttime temperature for my Golden Greek is reading 81F is this too hot for his nighttime temp or is it okay? - Also - he likes to sleep out in the open... I was thinking he’s just comfortable but is that bad..? He’s buried himself a couple times but he really likes his lamps and just...
  19. M

    Russian Tortoise not eating

    Hello! I have a russian tortoise that is approximately 3 years old. We recently got her July 1, 2018. We used to take her outside for walks when it was warm out. Now we are in the fall and it is too cold for her. She is kept indoors. Last week she started eating less and burrowing. We would...
  20. yusufning

    Leopard Tortoise in tropical condition

    Hi, Im a new leopard tortoise keeper. Ive had ample experience with other species but not leopards. I kept on seeing that leopard tortoise cant handle the cold and wet weather. My question is, I live in Jakarta and it has a temperature min of 80f, max of 100f and an all year average of 82f...
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