Temperature question

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esiotrot

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Last night the temperature dropped to below 14c (57f) where my tortoises stay inside at night or when its too wet outside (in my house between the kitchen & outhouses). I do have a max/min temperature gage, but I'd left it out in the rain & it's now not working, so the temps could be lower.

What is the lowest temperture for them to be ok at night? I thought maybe this is getting too cold. I live in the UK, so low temps could become more frequent now.

What would you recommend for heating the room/enclosure? They are in a 2'x4' tortoise table at the minute, so fairly open.
 

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chris_m90731 said:
Wow. Um, I'm not really sure why ANYONE in the UK (or anywhere it stays consistently cold and dreary) would choose to buy a massive desert tortoise such as the sulcata. BUT, since you already have him/her, I'd recommend -- and recently purchased, a "pig blanket," from http://www.osbornelivestockequipment.com/shop/category/27.

I wouldn't ... They're Greek :)

& it's not such a bad country ;)
 

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esiotrot said:
Last night the temperature dropped to below 14c (57f) where my tortoises stay inside at night or when its too wet outside (in my house between the kitchen & outhouses). I do have a max/min temperature gage, but I'd left it out in the rain & it's now not working, so the temps could be lower.

What is the lowest temperture for them to be ok at night? I thought maybe this is getting too cold. I live in the UK, so low temps could become more frequent now.

What would you recommend for heating the room/enclosure? They are in a 2'x4' tortoise table at the minute, so fairly open.

If it is Greek ibera's you have then night time temps shouldnt drop below 12C, I think that works out to 53F, it should never drop below this for any g reeks really!! :)
 

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Louise, I would PM GBTortoises and attach a link to this thread.
 

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Russians need several days below 65f and nights below 50f. Not just one day, but several with little sunshine. True hibernation takes place with temps below 45f. 38-42 is ideal.

See I did learn something from GB!
 
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