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In Topic: Thermostat Nightmare

20 April 2015 - 12:53 PM

What kind of heater do you use Sue?

In Topic: Designing A New Outdoor Enclosure. Advice Please?

19 April 2015 - 07:32 PM

Thanks Stella. We've worked hard and are very pleased with, but there's more work to do - more gravel, more plants. The only problem we are having is getting the thermostat to work properly so we have been bringing Herbella in at night which is really frustrating.. In fact maybe I should start a new thread to find out what other people use.

In Topic: Extended Outdoor Enclosure

18 April 2015 - 06:05 PM

Looks fab

In Topic: Designing A New Outdoor Enclosure. Advice Please?

18 April 2015 - 06:01 PM

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Here is Herbella's new place.  Its not quite finished yet.  The glass roofed bit of the house has her UV lamp and eating area and the felt roofed bit has a tubular heater on a thermostat.  Both have topsoil for her to dig into.  There are lots of edible plants for her, but they are so young and small you can barely see them!  She has Hosta, Fuschia, Calendula, Forget-me-not, Dandelion, Clover, pansies, Sedum, Hollyhock, Campanula, geranium Red Valerian, Self heal and a few other bits.


When the weather warms up more plants will be going in.  We are also going to get some more pebbles so there's not so much soil.  It does look a bit like a building site at the moment.  The little house with the perspex is going to have a seed tray with water in it so she can have a soak and hopefully the water will warm up nicely in there.


I hope you like it.  Any suggestions on improvements please.

In Topic: Designing A New Outdoor Enclosure. Advice Please?

13 January 2015 - 01:12 PM

I've not hibernated Herbella as this is our first winter with her and she's never been hibernated before.  I was advised on this site to do it next winter and spend our time getting to know her.  Next year I plan to get a reptile incubator/fridge to hibernate her in.  I was just wondering if you hibernate your torts through the winter, but they can't go into an outdoor enclosure until April/May what do you do in the meantime?


The stone on the hill is half sunk into the soil as they are very thick, but I could build the soil up between them further or are you meaning to make them a bit more like steps?  I can't quite picture what you mean.