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RE: Russian Tortoise: New plan (please evaluate)....

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Posted by: bradtort at Sat Oct 15 10:44:09 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bradtort ]  
   

One problem I see is the use of a plexiglass top.

Plexiglass will retain the heat and reduce air circulation. This is not a good thing, especially when you are using a lamp to raise temps to 90 . The result will be an overly hot and humid enclosure with poor air circulation. Your tortoise needs a relatively dry enclosure with both cool and hot areas.

I suggest building a screen top around a wooden frame. This allows for the heat and light fixtures, plus adequate air circulation. I've used heavy-gauge screen or chicken wire over 2"x2"s for an enclosure that's about 24"x40".


   

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