return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Chicks, Quail
Available Now at RodentPro.com!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Skink . . . . . . . . . .  ACTION ALERT: South Carolina Non-Native Venomous Ban . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Rat Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Vine Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Anaconda . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Kingsnake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Hognose . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Tortoise . . . . . . . . . .  Woodland Salamanders . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Milk Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Morelia . . . . . . . . . .  Reptiles At The York Expo Center - May 15, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Pittsburgh Mega Reptile Expo - May 29-30, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - June 05, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - June 12, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - June. 19, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - July 10, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - July 11, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - July 17, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Western Maryland Reptile Show - July 24, 2021 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Aug. 07, 2021 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Helix Controls
pool banner - $50 year

Housing Sulcatas In Cold Climates

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Sulcata & Spurred Tortoises ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: BrokenStreetlite at Tue Jul 10 19:21:34 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by BrokenStreetlite ]  
   

I recently bought a hatchling Sulcata a couple months ago, at the moment I'm living in Florida but am going to be making a move to Michigan and very curious as to how some of you go about caring for your large Sulcatas in colder climates.

What do you do in the winter times when it's just too cold for them to be housed outdoors? I know there are benefits of them staying outdoors opposed to being indoors year round so I would like to go that route. When the cold weather sets in do they slow down and tend to be less active, even when heated indoors? How big of a space do you suggest, and how do you go about heating and lighting it? Should I plan on building an enclosure for it to move in and out of during the warmer seasons and be housed in during the colder ones? If you do that do they have a tendency to move into there on their own as it starts to get colder, or do they have to be moved in there?

I can't think of anymore questions at the moment, I'm completely clueless as how to go about housing one in those conditions so any comments, suggestions, tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Housing Sulcatas In Cold Climates - tsmik2, Tue Jul 17 21:24:30 2007