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In Topic: Heating For Outdoor Enclosure

Yesterday, 04:30 AM

Hi I am just about to start building an outdoor enclosure for my two 2yr old Hermann Tortoises. Could someone please advise what heat lamp I should get for it? Also do I need a secure insulated hutch for them to sleep in or can they just sleep under the covered area where I will install a tubular heater with a thermostat. 


Many thanks



Hi Geraldine,

They need a heated area outside with a heat lamp in, where you have the heat lamp it needs to be dry and waterproof and also a large enough area to hold the basking lamp safely with no fire risks, all you need is a ceramic holder the same as indoors with a heat bulb this then can be used for cooler mornings or dull days, a large cold frame or large kennel would work well, also just make sure it's predator proof at all times hope that helps.   :) 

In Topic: 7 Year Old Hermanns - Rehoming

24 May 2018 - 01:36 AM

Unfortunately I need to find a new home for my Hermanns tortoise.

He's brilliant and I love having him however, due to my circumstances I can't provide him with everything he needs and it's not fair on him. I took him on as a rescue but we're struggling and he's not happy here.

He is free to a good home but I really need to know he's going to the best place.

I have a large tortoise table that can be taken as well.

He has all his paperwork too.

I should add that I live in central Scotland.

Hi Sarah,

I hope you find your tortoise a lovely new home, just be careful when choosing the home as some are just out for a free tortoise sadly, if you think you might need some help finding him a new home the Tortoise protection group have a rehoming page, they help people find lovely new homes for their tortoises here you go.  :)   https://www.facebook.../?ref=bookmarksor you could message Kay here https://www.facebook...30252&ref=br_rs :)  

In Topic: Thinking Of Putting Squirt In A Oustside Enclosure

24 May 2018 - 01:29 AM

Hi Gary,

How's the enclosure coming on.  :) 

In Topic: Campanula

17 May 2018 - 04:54 PM

Hi as far as I know their all edible, and torts will eat either of them.  :) 

Here you go. x  https://www.thetorto.../?plant=832&c=5



 https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=473&c=5 :) 

In Topic: Tank Enjoying His Favourite Food.

15 May 2018 - 02:20 AM

Hi, Tank's lovely, it is nice to see him enjoying his natural environment.  :)