My wife and I just got our first baby sulcata and I'm just paranoid about keeping it right. Does our enclosure, light set up, interior substrate etc look sufficient? Any helpful tips and hints are appreciated!
I have a 100 watt ceramic heat emitter as well as a 20 watt fluorescent uvb/uva bulb in a large dome lamp. The food is rep cal tortoise pellets with a little kale and collard greens. The bedding is eco earth coconut fiber substrate. Also in the enclosed part we actually put some Aspen bedding down
light and substrate looks great. there diet should be mostly made up of weeds and greens like collards and mustard greens and some lettuces but if a tiny bit is made of pellets that is fine. Also mazuri and zoo med grassland species pellets are better pellets, but greens are the best.
Great, I've been freaking out all day because I just want to do right lol also it's been tucked off in the dark corner of its enclosed spot for a little while. Does it take them a little bit to acclimate to its new home?
It's really too bad that prospective owners of baby tortoises don't find our Forum prior to spending $$ on supplies. What you have there is really not suitable for raising a baby sulcata. Please read the threads that Techno Cheese has linked for you in her thread above. These threads will give you a better understand of what your new baby needs in order to thrive.
The first thing I noticed in your picture is that the open topped tortoise enclosure is sitting right next to a window. Even with dual or triple paned windows, if it's cold outside cold flows off the glass and down into your enclosure. It will be impossible to keep the overall temperature that your baby requires (80-85F degrees, day and night) in that open topped enclosure, right next to a window.
Please read those threads with an open mind. It's fairly new information that's been through trial and error and has been shown to work.