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Enclosure too hot?

wuddybunny

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Dec 20, 2019
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Hi! I’m Mari, from the Philippines. My 3-month old redfoot will be arriving in a few days and I’ve been fixing his enclosure (currently at 4ft x 2ft). The ambient temperature in the enclosure, without any lights or heaters, ranges from 89-92F (this is our normal room temp here in the country). When I turn on the basking lamp (100w basking bulb from Exo Terra), the temp in the warm end rises to 98F! My concerns/questions. My concerns:

(1) Will my tortoise still need a basking lamp considering the given temps? If yes.. then will 98F be safe for him?
(2) Well.. the enclosure doesn’t have a cooler end because of the heat here. Is that ok?

Your thoughts will be very much appreciated. Looking forward to learning from everyone!:)
 

ZEROPILOT

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With those temps. You won't need a basking light.
You are correct that REDFOOT can and do overheat.
Always provide a tray of water that they can crawl into to bathe. And always provide shade.
 

TammyJ

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We look forward to seeing your tortoise and setup!
 
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