Star tortoise

by Michelle Ng Choi Wan

weather in Malaysia is very hot so i did not put any light for my tortoise..i put my tortoise indoor. Sometimes i did put it outside for 30mins to 1hour. But it seem that my tortoise dont like the sunlight. It will find a place to hide. What should I do?

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May 18, 2010
Tortoise heat and light
by: Shelly

Your tortoise needs about 12 hours of sunlight each day. It might not need all the heat, but it does need the light. If you can't provide that much, you need to provide a UVB light in the house. If you don't, your tortoise will become very ill because it cannot metabolize calcium without UVB rays. No calcium, no shell; no shell, no tortoise.

Keep it slow and steady.

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