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Hi All,

Ive been registered with RFUK for some years now as i used to have a small collection on beardies however me and my wife have now decided to venture into the realm of shells!

I must say its extremely exciting however somewhat confusing in regards to housing.

Our baby is just that at around 8 months old and we have a small indoor Viv with UV & heat lamp however im not sure where the probe for the thermostat should live...

Should this be on the heat bulb side or midway between the heated end and the cool end?

Would appreciate any advice!!!

I've tried google but everything contradicts the previous thing i read so now confused, if anyone has a African spurred tortoise i would appreciate your help :)

thanks
 

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Hi All,

Ive been registered with RFUK for some years now as i used to have a small collection on beardies however me and my wife have now decided to venture into the realm of shells!

I must say its extremely exciting however somewhat confusing in regards to housing.

Our baby is just that at around 8 months old and we have a small indoor Viv with UV & heat lamp however im not sure where the probe for the thermostat should live...

Should this be on the heat bulb side or midway between the heated end and the cool end?

Would appreciate any advice!!!

I've tried google but everything contradicts the previous thing i read so now confused, if anyone has a African spurred tortoise i would appreciate your help :)

thanks

Do you know it this is a Sulcata or a Graeca tortoise?

With most tortoises you have the heat at one end, and housing at the other. This allows them to choose where they want to be, hot or not so hot:0)
Sulcatas grow to be enormous (so you cannot lift them) and graecas can be anything from 600grms to 5 kilos depending on sub species.
So knowing the species is vital.
If you can post a picture, someone will be able to ID the tortoise for you if you dont know:0)
 
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