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#1 LittlefootTheRussian

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:38 PM

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#2 LittlefootTheRussian

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

It warmed up quite a bit yesterday! a rare event for the northwest in this season. Went up to about 70. Could only take him out for 5-10 minutes, considering its not that warm yet. He enjoyed it, though. :)



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:02 PM

So long as the sun is out, the temperature of the air is unimportant as it is the suns rays that warm them, not the air temps. Even on a hot day, if the sun is not out, your tortoise will feel cold to the touch. If the air is too cool for you to take off your coat, a tortoise can still feel really warm to the touch, as this is what their shells are 'designed' to do. ~This is why they thrive in the wild in sunny climates, even at either end of the season ;)



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:10 AM

Well you learn something everyday! I guess After I eat my chowder I'll bring him outside intill the sun starts to set! Thanks for telling me that! :)



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

No problem :) You see posts time and again from people stating not to take them outdoors if it is not really warm out there. These are from people thinking 'human' and not 'tortoise' and with no proof etc. Just pick him up when he has been basking a while and you will see what I mean ;)  This is why torts need shade outdoors and why you often see them hiding away in wild habitats, as they can get overheated much more quickly than we can ;)






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