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Jenley

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So I went to get some thermometers and a hygrometer and ended up getting this box of goodies that was meant for snakes but it had a lot of stuff that you would use for tortoises....like the thermometers and hygrometers, a spray bottle, another dome lamp thing...and a heat mat. Can I use the heat mat for Crush? If so, where would I put it? Do I need it?
 

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I think it's best not to use a heat mat. Tortoises get their heat from above. And I think I heard the heat mats can get too hot for them and cause burns.


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hunterk997 said:
I think it's best not to use a heat mat. Tortoises get their heat from above. And I think I heard the heat mats can get too hot for them and cause burns.


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Ok thank you! I figured it was best to ask before I used it.
 

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The problem with heat mats is that they are underneath and torts make themselves comfy by digging in to the substrate. The risk of electrical problems is high if your tort sticks his claws through the mat!
 
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