It is a debatable topic. I would like to know others opinions on it and see if they have done their research...Mgridgaway said:For what it's worth, I have two redfoots.
Darwin, at 5", spends most of his day in the corner of his enclosure that is dark, permeated with heavy humidifier mist, and has heat rope laid out below him. He sleeps in the same corner most nights.
Harper, at 7", spends most of her day plopped out under the Powersun with her feet sprawled out in full sun worship, or wallows in the watering hole, located underneath the CHE (Jacuzzi, anyone? Harper LOVES it). She usually sleeps in the corner next to the watering hole, mostly underneath the CHE.
Two different redfoots that pretty much inhabit two different sides/microclimates of the enclosure. Without any scientific backing, do you know what this tells me?
Redfoots have personal preferences.
Some redfoots bask, and some don't. In my eyes, both answers are right. Can't we leave it at that?
Amen to that, well said! I am always interested in reading people's different points of view, but lately have decided to not bother reading the posts when they turn into "I'm right, you're wrong"emysemys said:Just in case anyone cares - in a debate, each side states their side in a clear and concise manner. The end result doesn't mean that one side now believes the other side's premise. You don't have to convince the other party and change them to your way of thinking. You just have to state your view. It is quite ok for there to be no winners and no losers.
These types of debate are quite helpful to new tortoise keepers, as long as it is kept civil. Both sides of the coin are presented and the new keeper can choose which side is more suitable to them and their tortoises.
And it doesn't have to keep going on and on. Once you've stated your side of the story, if you have no more to add, it is perfectly ok to stop. There are no points for having the last word.
I think it was good you started this thread. It has been nice to see the experiences of others in here. Me, I could care less who is seeing themselves as "right" or "wrong", it's all about just getting to read each other's experiences and hopefully folks realizing there is a difference depending where you live, but more dependant on the individual animals.mainey34 said:Let me just clear this up. I did not start this thread to see who was right and who was wrong. There was a heated debate between a few of us on. Another post that some of the posts got deleted. Peter aka"Redfootsrule" requested someone start a thread as a debate on this subject. He believes that redfoots not basking is a myth. So therefore I started this debate.
Redfoots not basking is a myth. The reason for denying it is worthless. Several testaments on this thread itself prove that red foots do bask...And there are a few torts out there that don't.mainey34 said:Let me just clear this up. I did not start this thread to see who was right and who was wrong. There was a heated debate between a few of us on. Another post that some of the posts got deleted. Peter aka"Redfootsrule" requested someone start a thread as a debate on this subject. He believes that redfoots not basking is a myth. So therefore I started this debate.
Sorry for the confusion. The OP believes red foots do not bask, and don't need to. I believe that is a total myth. (Which it is...)tyler0912 said:When Reading This Are You Not Both Arguing For The Same Side. Above Me You Said Redfoots Do Bask, But The Thread Was Because You Said They Dont Bask. So Are You Not ''Debating'' Over The Same Side?
Therefore Is This Not Solved?