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#1 Piddy123

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 10:37 AM

Hi,

After months of planning and work min and marl are finally in their outdoor enclosure. The outdoor run is still a work in progress. I plan on adding more plants in the coming weeks.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:23 AM

Hi,

It looks great, how are they doing in there. :)



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:57 PM

Thanks

They appear to be settling in well. They are busy exploring the new area and don't seem to be pacing like they did indoors. Each night they go back inside on their own. I leave the cat flap lifted up so they don't struggle with it.

What should their overnight minimum temperature be before I need to be adding a heater?

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:01 AM

Thanks

They appear to be settling in well. They are busy exploring the new area and don't seem to be pacing like they did indoors. Each night they go back inside on their own. I leave the cat flap lifted up so they don't struggle with it.

What should their overnight minimum temperature be before I need to be adding a heater?

Thanks

Chris

Hi Chris,

I would say about 12c, I have a heater in my shed that's on a thermostat so when the nights start to get cool I just set that and it comes on when needed. :)



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 12:48 PM

Hi,

 

Thanks for that.

 

Would a 40w tubular heater be sufficient for the winter?

 

On a different matter do I need to be adding the calcium/nutrabol supplement now they are outside?

 

Thanks

Chris



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:09 PM

Hi,
 
Thanks for that.
 
Would a 40w tubular heater be sufficient for the winter?
 
On a different matter do I need to be adding the calcium/nutrabol supplement now they are outside?
 
Thanks

Chris


40 watts won't be enough to keep temps up during hibernation if outdoor temps dip below freezing. My back up heaters are at least a kW You still need calcium in this country outdoors, but not D3 as they make their own via the sun. Limestone heaps will give them the choice :)




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