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#1 JordyJRT

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 07:31 AM

Hi Everyone,

I'm a huge newbie tortoise wise and I'm getting my tort in October however I live in a very old house with pretty rubbish heating.what would you suggest for night time heat a ceramic heater?

Many Thanks,

Jordan

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 11:09 AM

Hi Jordan, welcome to the forum. :)

Tortoises do need a drop in temperature at night, but if your house got really cold then yes a ceramic heater on a thermostat would work. :)



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:11 PM

How cold does it get? I live in a very old (1850) cottage and never add heat overnight. Generally if its OK for you, then its OK for the tortoise, but obviously if you wake up with ice on the windows, then a little background heat would help ;) 



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 02:45 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the welcome I live in a Victorian mansion and it can get around 5 degrees sometimes even colder in the winter months is this too cold?? If so what is a good night time heat??

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 04:39 PM

I would not let it get colder than 5 degrees overnight in winter. As mentioned I would offer some heat if it drops below this. Sometimes just making a cover for his habitat overnight is enough, but to be honest, hibernation is by far the best option after you have coped with the first winter and you will probably be glad to do this by year two lol



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 09:03 PM

Ok thanks I'll try a ceramic heater and I thermostat and see how it goes thanks for the help: )




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