10 Year Member!
- Aug 3, 2010
- Location (City and/or State)
- Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
This will be an ongoing thread about how I keep tortoises and some of the things I do differently than what is suggested here on TFO sometimes. And maybe be able to explain why and how. The first, I thought this of a couple years ago when Donald, one of my sulcatas was still living in a closed chamber. For some reason he started wanting to sleep out of his hide and would park under a che in the corner. The che was 17 inches above the substrate with the wattage reduced to lower it's heat output but it would still dry his shell out overnight. So when he settled into that corner I'd take a wet folded washcloth and lay over him. Then before I went to sleep I would lay another wet cloth on top of the first washcloth and in the morning the first cloth was still damp. in the bottom pic the white object upper right is a temperature sending unit so I could keep track of the temp at that level. Doing this worked very well for Donald so I used it again for Thomas.