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#1 destiny88

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:12 AM

Hi

 

Ive had willow for about 15 months and usually I have him out in the daytime but bring him in at night

Im wanting to go away for 1 night (2 days ) and I cant decide whether I would be best to leave him out all night

or leave him inside with his lights off?  Im giving myself a headache worrying about it... if it rains, if he topples over ect

The weather this week has been a lot colder so im worried if he,ll be okay?he has no heat lamp outside

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many thanks

Karen

 

 

 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:03 AM

Hi Karen, welcome to the forum. :)

Do you have any one that can go and check on Willow while your away. :)



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:40 AM

Hi Karen  Thankyou

 

I could ask my neighbour . (never thought of that !)

 

thanks

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 05:09 PM

Karen, I ask a neighbour to look after my creep when I go away and they love it......the neighbours I mean, I suspect the torts don't notice that much when I am away. I usually bag up some weeds to make the job easy. If you have a child neighbour you can train up that would be great. A bit of spending money in the hand with mums involvement works well too.

If not, I think I would be tempted to leave him indoors with the lights off. Plenty of water and a feed, overnight I am sure won't damage him x x x hugs x x x x

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:06 AM

Thanks so much stella

 

That's a great idea , I have a little girl next door who would do that ....

I was worried about him being cold as well ! he has lots of edible weeds which I purposely grew in his enclosure

so hes got plenty to graze on.

 

I feel much better now about leaving him.. (I think we worry too much sometimes )

Usually when I go away for a week or so I take him to my parents (3 hour drive away)

but couldn't do this just for a night.

 

many thanks

 

Karen x






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