Cold Weather

oatmeal

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Edmonton, AB
Hi
I live in a part of Canada where it gets pretty cold especially at night. I have my tortoise in my room but when I wake up I’m freezing and can’t imagine what it’s like for her.
What can I do at night to keep her warmer? (and is the one heat lamp enough during the day?)
The usual temperature inside her tank is around 25°c but at night it can drop to 15°c
 

Yvonne G

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Clovis, CA
Most of us use heat without light. There are two different kinds you can choose from - a CHE (ceramic heat emitter), or a RHP (radiant heat panel).

CHE - Ceramic heat emitter






RHP -
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I think the CHE would suit your conditions better. I screws into a regular light fixture.
 

ColinS

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Manchester
They need a drop in temp at night time. I’m no professional but I think it’s 16 degrees Celsius or maybe someone can put me right??
 
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