Baby sulcata

Azam666

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so i bought a baby sulcata and until now i could hear my mom screaming. So she said i could not bring it inside the house so i set an enclosure at my garden. My question is, is it safe to put my baby tortoise outside? The temperature in my country is in between 28 celcius early in the morning and evening would be 32 celcius. No winter or summer
 

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Do you mind sharing pictures of your enclosure? How big is it? I would advice keeping it inside your house while it is still a baby.
 
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so i bought a baby sulcata and until now i could hear my mom screaming. So she said i could not bring it inside the house so i set an enclosure at my garden. My question is, is it safe to put my baby tortoise outside? The temperature in my country is in between 28 celcius early in the morning and evening would be 32 celcius. No winter or summer
What country?
 

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Because i dont have space to put it inside my house.

For the time being, your baby tortoise does not require that much space. For you, you can probably manage something close to 2ft by 3ft right? As close to that as possible. I'd advice you to keep your tortoise inside, no matter where it is, any space you have you can put it, keep it there. It would be better to have your baby tortoise inside where the temperature won't drop to low. Somewhere where the temperature is around room temperature at minimum. You could get a big plastic tub to put him in for the time being.

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For the time being, your baby tortoise does not require that much space. For you, you can probably manage something close to 2ft by 3ft right? As close to that as possible. I'd advice you to keep your tortoise inside, no matter where it is, any space you have you can put it, keep it there. It would be better to have your baby tortoise inside where the temperature won't drop to low. Somewhere where the temperature is around room temperature at minimum. You could get a big plastic tub to put him in for the time being.

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Alright thanks. Do i really have to buy the uvb light? Because everyday i would put it outside for sun bathing and stuff and at night in my house it is quite hot because we dont have airconditioner.
 

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What substrate should i use? I have beach sand but the rough kind not the fine asf sand
Sand can be deadly for them. It causes impactions. Fine grade orchid bark works best. Also called fir bark.

This and much more is explained in the threads I linked above. Please read them.
 

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Sand can be deadly for them. It causes impactions. Fine grade orchid bark works best. Also called fir bark.

This and much more is explained in the threads I linked above. Please read them.
Thanks but this is the place for temporary because tommorow i’ll buy a bigger place
 

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The climate in your country is ideal for sulcatas. When he gets bigger, he should thrive outdoors. You'll need to provide a shady place so he can get out of the sun.
When he is little and outside, you have to be careful that there aren't any predators that could hurt your baby, like large birds that could carry him off.
 

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The climate in your country is ideal for sulcatas. When he gets bigger, he should thrive outdoors. You'll need to provide a shady place so he can get out of the sun.
When he is little and outside, you have to be careful that there aren't any predators that could hurt your baby, like large birds that could carry him off.
I dont think we hv owl in my neighbourhood it is quite rare. Plus when i put it in the sunlight it ran to shade. Should i force him to get his sunlight?
 

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I dont think we hv owl in my neighbourhood it is quite rare. Plus when i put it in the sunlight it ran to shade. Should i force him to get his sunlight?
Don't force him into the sun. It could be too hot for him. Babies can get overheated very quickly.
 

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Don't force him into the sun. It could be too hot for him. Babies can get overheated very quickly.
Max time for natural sunlight is how many hours and i noticed that my tort active during 8-1 then sleep till night. Is that normal?
 

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Max time for natural sunlight is how many hours and i noticed that my tort active during 8-1 then sleep till night. Is that normal?
Babies should only be out for about an hour a day. When they get bigger, they can stay in the sun longer. It is normal for them to sleep a lot. My adult sulcata roams around in the morning and evening, and sleeps during the middle of the day and the night.
 
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