sleeping horsfield

by Becky

Hi i have had my horsfild tortoise for about a week. i have a heat lamp and a uvb light. i got a thermometer to check every thing is the right tempeter as well.My question is my horsfield digs him self a bed in the cool end of the encloser which is 60f and will stay there for 20 hours a day and dosent move at all is this normal?

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Nov 19, 2009
by: Anonymous

Tortoises get stressed out by having to adjust to a new home, and some of them respond to the stress by hiding and sleeping a lot. My male spent his first two weeks with me sleeping (and not eating) and then got a lot more active when he started to feel more comfortable. Also, though, from what I've read, the cool side of the cage should be kept at 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit, and the warm side should be at 90-95. Increasing the temperature a bit might perk him up.

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