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RE: Redfoot owners..question about new habitat

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Posted by: PHRatz at Tue Nov 29 12:27:52 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHRatz ]  
   

>>Anyway, my question to you is: Do you keep your Redfoots
>>at a wide range of temps and do you utilize an open top
>>enclosure? With the larger tub there are many different
>>temp zones. For instance his hide is at the far end of
>>the tub and is cooler because it is the furthest away
>>from the lights. Under the lights is about 90 degrees but
>>then it cools as it spreads out.
>>
>>I do run a room heater during the night to keep the room
>>73-75 degrees.


Take this for what it's worth because I don't have a red foot but what you are describing is the way I keep my indoor box turtles and basically the way I keep my outdoor sulcata tortoise. The tortoise being outside of course can't have an open topped enclosure but the heating set up is basically the same as it is for the box turtles.

I have the heat sources set up so that there are different temperatures for them to choose & they do use all the different temps at different times of the day & night as they please.

I'm a big believer in letting them decide what temp they need at any given moment because they are the ones living in those shells and I can't feel what they need.
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