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RE: Another species recommendation

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Posted by: bradtort at Tue Apr 7 04:01:35 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bradtort ]  
   

I think a 70F overnight low would be fine for any of the Greek or Russian tortoises. You'll have to double-check for other species.



>>Thanks Brad for the great advice,
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>>Our basement is completely below ground, so it's always relatively cool. In the summer it could climb to at 85 degrees, but at night it would drop. I was more worried about the low humidity in winter. Seems like providing a bathing spot and a humid shelter is good enough.
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>>In winter the basement stays at an even 70 degrees always. Would I need to run the heat lamp at night? Could I alternate that with a heating rock at night?
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>>Finally, I'm getting conflicting advice on good bedding materials. Is there a recycled newspaper bedding that works well? I've read that sand mixed with soil works best, but I'm concerned that might make the basement musty.
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>>If someone can recommend a good breeder in or near New York City, I would gladly give a call.
>>
>>Mike C


   

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