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Alex and the Redfoot

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How long should I leave the uvb light on if the reading is 4.5? Originally I was aiming for a 6.0 reading so I could keep it on for about 4 hours.
4 hours, the same. Usually it's around midday but watch your tortoise basking behaviour and adjust the schedule to make sure it gets UVB while basking.
 

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How long should I leave the uvb light on if the reading is 4.5? Originally I was aiming for a 6.0 reading so I could keep it on for about 4 hours.
I usually go 2-3 hours. 4 hours won't hurt anything. 6.0 would be pretty high, and the tortoise may avoid levels that high by hiding in the shade. This is a case where your tortoise's behavior will be your guide.
 

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I usually go 2-3 hours. 4 hours won't hurt anything. 6.0 would be pretty high, and the tortoise may avoid levels that high by hiding in the shade. This is a case where your tortoise's behavior will be your guide.
yes, I’ll definitely be watching his behaviour. Shall I just leave it how it is then? Level of 4.5 for 4 hours?
Thank you for your input :)
 

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