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RE: Aldabra Tortoise **Sniff Sniff**

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Posted by: mike1011 at Tue Feb 2 14:21:04 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mike1011 ]  
   

Hello again, with what you are describing, I would not be concerned at all. If it is happening at night I would not suspect the humidity though, (the moisture is coming from their eyes) instead I would quess it is excessive heat build up causing the eyes to water. You said the nite temp was 78-80, but is that under a heater? If yes the warm air could be escaping rather quickly and the torts are under a heater absorbing all the warmth of the heater and getting hotter than 80. I would try using a temp gun on them when this is happening (on top of shell, in front arm pit area, on top of head and on skin near tail ) to try to get a more accurate temp of the tort and not the ambient temp they are in. What Im trying to say is that just because your thermometer says 80 that doesnt mean your tort is 80! They are very good at absorbing heat and maintaining it. good luck and hope this helps!


   

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