Red Foot Tortoise Tank Set-Up
Posted 28 May 2006 - 08:51 PM
Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:49 PM
Edited by RobBierman, 28 May 2006 - 09:49 PM.
Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:36 AM
1. About how old is your new guy? If he is a hatchling, you may want to use just sphagnum moss in the beginning. I put the Cypress mulch in my in the beginning and my redfoot hatchlings started eating it.
2. Is this going to be outside or inside? If he is going to be outside, there is no need for a UVB light. If inside then it's your choice on the UVB. I have decided not to use UVB for my hatchlings since they never are out. They stay in their hide 99.9% of the time.
Also, you will need to put a hide in there and keep it moist at all times. You will find that the humidity will stay pretty high if the substrate is kept wet.
As far as playthings or other decrorative things, keep in mind that they like to climb and can easily tipover. I chose not to put anything in my enclosure that they can climb up on.
Posted 29 May 2006 - 08:39 AM
Posted 29 May 2006 - 10:44 AM
Edited by Wiggles, 29 May 2006 - 10:45 AM.
Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:19 PM
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Posted 30 May 2006 - 04:47 AM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:43 AM
Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:25 AM
Be conciouse of your area and it's humidity and temps and just adjust from there. Good luck, you are going to LOVE your redfoot, they are great pets!
Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:00 PM
Edited by PGAProTortoise, 30 May 2006 - 07:43 PM.
Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:29 PM
The hide is just a wood box that I made. 24" L x 10" W x 7" H
I put a 100W emitter above the box at the far end of the box and it is about 3" above the top of the box. I drilled a 2" hole in the top of the box where the emitter is so the heat can get into the box. This creates a hot spot in the hide about 85-88 degrees on that side and on the other side it stays about 78-80 degrees. This provides them with a choice of temps.
Posted 31 May 2006 - 04:00 AM
Posted 31 May 2006 - 05:26 AM
Posted 31 May 2006 - 06:06 AM
As for the heat emitter, you can get that at pet stores or online. Make sure you get a ceramic lamp holder though and not a plastic one. Plastic will not be able to withstand the heat and will melt.
Posted 31 May 2006 - 07:31 AM
Posted 31 May 2006 - 08:10 AM
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