New enclosure for george

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charlotte1508

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Hey everyone, its been a while since ive been on here.

we have moved house recently, and george (now five) is getting ready to be kitted out in a new outside enclosure (hes currently in the spare room (tort table)

im looking at building a 2.2m X 2.2m brick enclosure with a wire mesh roof
next to - our shed. which will be joined via a tunnel.
then in the shed he will have a 2m X 40cm in side 'bit' with heat lamp.

is this enough space for a five year old hermanns?
should i put a heat mat in the shed?
is there anything to worry about insect wise?

thanks x
 

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Not familiar with bugs in your area. Maybe someone from your area can help with that.
 

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In my opinion, both enclosures are on the small side. I'd go bigger if possible. As big as you can.

What are the shed temps like throughout the year? Does he hibernate? I think a heat mat would work well as part of your heating and lighting strategy.
 

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Would say - 2m X 4m be better?
the shed area cant be bigger, but its really just for sleeping... It will have a heat lamp and uv bulb in there.

But I thought maybe a heat mat would help for night time.

I can post shed temps - but what should I be looking for temp wise?

I can actually give him fulll run of the garden most days, but this will act as his permanent home.
 
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