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#1 Hollyvictoria93

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 06:45 PM

Hey (promise this is the last post today)
Just curious as to whether any other tortoises find a corner and either sleep or bask in it? Sheldon has been basking in the same spot for a few hours but he's rights up to the wooden sides. I don't know if it's cause he's more comfortable here...but he's usually asleep by now.. His light comes off in a hour and half, shall I leave it on longer?
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 09:59 PM

Hi,

Herbie always sleeps In the corner nearest his basking lamp - he has damp soil there and is just starting to learn to dig a bit but he refuses to sleep anywhere else!! Might be worth checking it is not too hot under your lamp and he is against the side in an attempt to move away a bit.



#3 Hollyvictoria93

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 11:15 PM

Hello,
I've done some more research, and apparently its normal for babies to do this, as it is a comfort thing, just as it is for humans to have teddies. Sheldon has slept in his house the past three nights but tonight he's decided to stay put even with the light off.
See how he is in the morning, but he's had a longer day than usual, he wasn't asleep at 9.00 as he usually is, and didn't take himself off to bed, lets see what the morning brings. 



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 09:31 AM

If they slept above ground it's because the temps are not dropping low enough to make him dig down. The correct humidity of substrate helps to encourage correct behaviour and also helps with smooth she'll growth. Watering will ensure he does this. Staying permanently above ground with very dry substrate means that dehydration occurs, which means you will need to bathe daily, which is not a natural occurance. Give him some plants to bury under and some lumps of driftwood, this should help.




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