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Tortoise digging on the corner of cage?

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  1. tortoisekyle

    tortoisekyle New Member

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    Hello! My Russian tortoise often tries to walk into the corner of the cage and keeps running on it? Is this normal? Maybe the cage is too warm? Please help! Thanks!
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    How big is your enclosure?
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    And what are your four temps? Warm side, cool side, basking area and over night low?

    What heating and lighting equipment are you using? UV bulb? What type?

    What substrate and how thick?
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    I have the repti bark substrate and it is 2 inches thick. I have a basking lamp on one side of the cage with 95 degrees, I have a UV bulb in the center of the cage, and a normal heating lamp on the opposite far side, so she has a cool area in the middle
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    She is probably trying to escape can she see out? Can you block the corners? Maybe add more substrate for digging, block her view of out? Do you allow a nighttime drop at all in temps?
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    Yes I actually did all of those things! Thanks for the help!
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    What size is the cage?
    What are your four temperatures?
    What type of UV bulb?
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