HElp me plz soon

by Cameron Ponte
(New Bedford MA.)

I have a russain box tortoise i got him today my house aint exceptoinally warm do i shut off his heat lamps at night so he can sleep?

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Dec 29, 2009
by: Anonymous

Yes you do but keep your do open it need to have room tempreture in winter still keep it open but put some hay in just to be sure.

Dec 25, 2009
Russian tortosie heat lamp
by: Shelly

Your tortoise needs two lamps. One provides heat. One provides UVB rays. The UVB lamp should be off at night. The heat lamp should provide a daily basking temperature of 90 degrees. The tortoise needs a low temperature of 70 degrees when he becomes warm enough from basking. At night the temperature can drop to the 60s. If it gets colder than that, it won't be able to digest its food properly.

Keep it slow and steady.

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