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Moshchops

Member Since 20 Sep 2015
Offline Last Active Sep 28 2015 09:15 AM
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New Outdoor Enclosure - Heating Question

21 September 2015 - 06:34 AM

Hello, 

 

I built an outdoor enclosure over the weekend for our new hermann tortoises (eastern) and want to ask a question about the heat lamp at night.  I have searched for the answer to this questions many times but keep getting confliciting responses.

 

The torts are 2 months old and we got them from the breeder this weekend.  The question is, should I turn off the heat lamp at night?  The overnight temps are around 5 degrees centigrade.  We would turn the lamp on again at 8am in the morning.  They have plenty of substrate to dig down into and we have seen them doing that already.

 

We dont plan on hibernating them this winter as the are so young (this was what we were told by the breeder).

 

thank you!