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Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Guillaume86, Oct 10, 2018.

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  1. Guillaume86

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    Hi ! I know that humidity for sulcata babies should be around 80.
    In my enclosure the humidity level is always around 95.there is humidity on the walls all the day. Is this a problem for my tortoises?
    The temperature is around 27 degres night and day.

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    No. Humidity levels can safety exceed past 80-100% as long as temperature levels thorough the enclosure remain over 80F.
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    I've accidentally created a tropical swampland in my torts enclosure. The humidity gets so high sometimes that it sometimes falls like rain. Is slowly drying up, but everything these guys have said sullies aren't prone to shell rot or fungus, so that is very comforting.
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    Ditto
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    At 27 C or higher, you shouldn't have a problem, but they do need a warmer basking area, and it would be good if ambient climbed up to about 32-33 each day. A warmer ambient suits them well and makes them bask less frequently and for shorter durations.
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    Thanks guys ! the ambient temperature is around 27 degrees but under the basking spot the temperature is 33 degrees (solar raptor 35 w).

    I have a 150 w CHE, which maintain the ambient temperature. Just under it the temperature is around 37 degrees. humidity is very high in the sides of the enclosure and less and less toward the center.
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    All of that sounds like it should work to me.

    With all of that humidity, warmth, UV, exercise in a large enclosure, and good food, you are about to produce the best looking sulcata tortoises in France. Please share the results with us as time passes.
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    Of course tom I will create a new thread to follow their evolution.
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