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Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by ralph dacanay, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. ralph dacanay

    ralph dacanay New Member

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    Hello my name is Ralph and I'm planning to buy a tortoise don't know what type but I guest a red foot.So my question is can I keep my tortoise in room temp outdoor because I can't find some special bulb like uvb and stuffs and Philippines is a very hot tropical place
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    What are the temperatures where you are, day and night all year around, at ground level ?
    And the humidity?
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    A very warm welcome to the forum, and good luck in picking your tort.
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    Temp here in philippines range from 21-34°c humidity:55 below
    My problem here is when monsoon season comes it get cold here
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    Is that hot enough?
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    Thank you guys but I made my decision, I wont be getting tortoise because my parents can't afford it because its so expensive it cost 30,000 and I dads salary is only 5,000
    Its hard being poor :(
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    To the future!
    Good luck.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    You might look into rescuing one. Here in the states we have something called craigslist.com. People post all kinds of things they want to buy, sell, give away and this includes turtles and tortoises. Don't give up your dream due to money. You'll figure it out, I'm sure.
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    Hello Ralph welcome to the TFO from AZ, USA . Don't worry being poor seams like a problem at 14 . But it will teach you a lot that others don't learn before becoming a adult , it will make a great person of you . And it will give you the drive to become something special . Have a great day !
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    Thank you grandpa :)
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    Your welcome now get a great education and never forget the hard times !
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    Hi Ralph sorry you have to put your tort on hold for now, but you are obviously a responsible young person otherwise you wouldn't be here researching. Yes they are expensive - not just to buy the tort but also all the equipment etc. Maybe in the future you'll get one or be able to rescue an unwanted tort from someone else, so keep reading and asking questions here and learn lots so that when you can have one you will already have some idea of what's involved.
    Good luck to you.
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