Heat lamps and temp

Nick51821

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Hello,

I just got my first tortoise and I have some questions as far as temps and heat lamps go. I have had snakes and iguanas in the past but this is my first tortoise. I have read some things about heat lamps and temps and got in mixed reviews on them. Is a ceramic heat lamp better then a regular heat lamp? And what’s the best temp? Currently his enclosure is 80deg and Humidity is at 50%. I shut all the lights off at night. I just want the best for my little guy. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Tom

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Hello and welcome.

Here is the info you need:
 

Jacqui

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Hello! What made you decide to branch out into a tortoise?
 

Nick51821

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I have always wanted a tortoise and I’m in a place now where I can. When we moved 10 years ago I had to re-home my iguana which sucked way more then I thought it would. Now we own our own home with a plenty of space inside and out.
 

Nick51821

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Hello and welcome.

Here is the info you need:
Thank you
 

Jan A

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I have always wanted a tortoise and I’m in a place now where I can. When we moved 10 years ago I had to re-home my iguana which sucked way more then I thought it would. Now we own our own home with a plenty of space inside and out.
Welcome to the forum. Glad you were able to fulfill a wish. Now comes the hard & fun part. Glad to have you & your tort aboard!
 

Nick51821

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Hello! What made you decide to branch out into a tortoise?
I have always wanted a tortoise and I’m in a place now where I can. When we moved 10 years ago I had to re-home my iguana which sucked way more then I thought it would. Now we own our own home with a plenty of space inside and out.
 
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