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Old 01-08-2009, 04:52 PM
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Default Advice needed.

I have just purchased a two year old Hermann tortoise for my eight year old son, and we are a little unsure how to maintain the temperature in his "cool" shaded area around 20-25 degrees as recommended? We prepared well for his arrival with the construction of a tortoise table taking into cosideration and purchasing the correct uv and basking lighting/substrate/bathing/drinking pool/food dish/limestone flour and Nutrobol vitamins-mineral supplements/thermometers guide books etc, and have also secured an outside planted area with "hot house" and shaded areas for him when the weather brightens a little, but after reading negative comments about heat mats do not know what would be the best/safest way to raise the evening/ambient temperature in his cool/shaded area from 12-15 degrees average approx? We have a fine hemp and shredded newspaper bedding area in there for him which he burrows under and into the substrate, is this enough? He is located in a secure, water and wind proof brick built shed.
Would appreciate greatly any advice, as we obviously want to take the best care possible of him.
Many thanks.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:55 PM
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Have you tried this website:

Tortoise Trust Web - Start Page

Im sure they would be happy to answer all your questions. They also have a really good course you can do as well i think its only about £30!
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:46 PM
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Default Many thanks

Thankyou for the advice Blue Rose.
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