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#1 Guest_GeorgieGal_*

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:44 PM

i was wondering why you dont think vivs are good but tortoise tables are, when they are exactly the same.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:07 PM

its impossible to get the temperature variation that torts need in a viv, the heat and moisture can,t escape, in an open topped enclosure your tort can choose his temp, he can sit under the heat lamp untill he gets to hot then move to normal outside or room temp, this is what he would do in the wild in fact most torts hide during the hotest part of the day they don,t sit and sunbathe like we would think, they can absorb the heat very quickly through heat exchangers in their shells but then need to cool down the same as us, there can be a build up of moisture in vivs which again can,t escape plus the tort will get stressed at being able to see out of the glass and not understand that it can,t walk through it so keep on trying to, really they just don,t need the mollycoddling that reptiles that should be in vivs need, they need as big a area as you can give them they travel long distances in the wild and that excersise plus the poor diet that they would find is why they grow so slowely and with no pyramiding so the closer we can keep them to how nature intended them to live the better.

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:09 PM

thank you ann

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