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#1 stevekvm

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 04:29 PM

Afternoon forum.

 

Would it be OK to put a tortoise table in a shed with a heat lamp for our two Hermanns (when we get them) for the winter?

 

Dont want a vivarium so is the above an option?

 

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:30 PM

Hi Steve,

Yes it would work as long as you had some form of heating in there on a thermostat for when the temperatures are lower, other wise it will be too cold, even with the basking lamp, it might cost a bit to heat though if it's not insulated. :)



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:29 PM

Agree with Karen, it would cost a fortune to heat a shed. It would need to have windows too for natural light patterns. Any reason they can't be indoors as they need decent ambient temps.

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 11:45 AM

HI 

 

Thanks for your comments.

 

We have our tortoise table and yesterday purchased our first Hermann.....we have already spent hours watching him.

 

We have decided to put him in the tortoise table (in the shed) during the day and bring him in at night.

 

 

We cant keep him indoors full time yet as he is a Christmas present for our children, which obviously Santa will not deliver until Christmas Eve.

 

Already fallen in love with the little fellow and planning on buying him a partner shortly.

 

Thanks again

 

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 12:25 PM

He'd be better in someone's house really. It doesn't take much to set them back, which can take months to get back on track. Your house temperatures will be higher than the shed ones which will be very confusing. I don't think this is a good idea at all to be honest and not something I would be happy doing. Remember this is a cold bloody creature in a foreign country to its natural range. Remember too if you don't know the sex and you get him a partner, you may well end up with two setups due to incompatibility. Just a thought ;)




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