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Another species recommendation

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Posted by: mpcmpc at Sun Apr 5 18:29:39 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mpcmpc ]  
   

I just renovated my basement, and I wanted to set up a turtle table. The room keeps a constant temperature of 70-85 degrees, while a dehumidifier and below-floor heating keep the air quite dry.

Is this a decent temperature range to keep a tortise? What species would be best? I've had my eye on a "greek" tortise at the pet store. I believe it's a Golden Greek.

I understand that heat lamps and wet shelters are important. I'm less concerned about keeping the turtle warm than I am about fighting the humidity. I was hoping that the golden greek turtle would thrive in dry air with an occasional bath. Am I correct?

Also, I'm excited to grow a little garden to feed the guy. What seeds could I plant for him (kale? spinach?) Has anyone had luck with frozen greens in the winter, even ones that were home-grown and frozen?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Mike C


   

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