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RE: Diet, Housing, Lighting..My Experience!

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Posted by: KevinM at Wed Jun 24 16:14:02 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevinM ]  
   

Well, I would not recommend housing a N.A. box turtle with a S.A. tortoise. I would be paranoid of disease or parasite tranfer. All my pens have a lip installed around the tops to prevent escapes from climbouts and I dont put anything near the edges for them to climb up onto and possibly over.

As far as a winter terrarium, I would find the biggest and lightest plastic tub you can find. A four by two footer is usually 20 bucks or so. You can put a uvb/heat bulb on one end with a clamp lamp. I use cypress mulch for my red and yellow foots when housed indoors with a decent sized plant saucer thats shallow enough for them to climb in and out of easily. I consider the inside enclosures temporary as my tortoises stay outside more in general, usually late March/early April until October or even early November pending night temps. As long as the night temps are above 55-60 degrees, they stay outside.


   

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