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by Flash the tortoise
07 Jun 2020, 21:42
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat lamp advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Heat lamp advice

Thank you, yes, i was thinking if it's worth doing that too :)
by Flash the tortoise
05 Jun 2020, 14:37
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat lamp advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Heat lamp advice

Thanks Nina :)

I've seen the 'old' style bulbs in charity shops, so i'll keep my eyes peeled. Should they also be 100W?
by Flash the tortoise
04 Jun 2020, 22:09
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat lamp advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Heat lamp advice

Hi Nina I've got a question.. i've just realised there are 2 types of basking bulbs. A 'spotlight' and a 'floodlight'. Which one is best? I've got a 'spotlight' right now with my new lamp. But happy to get the other one if it's better. Thank you :) P.S. Did you say an ordinary household bulb would a...
by Flash the tortoise
21 May 2020, 21:59
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat lamp advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Heat lamp advice

I've got a 10% uvb bulb in place. Will eventually get a uvb tube.
by Flash the tortoise
21 May 2020, 18:17
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat lamp advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Heat lamp advice

Hi Nina

I've got an arcadia solar basking bulb 100w and the arcadia dome lamp 14cm :) They are on their way to us. In the meantime, we've got no light though :(
by Flash the tortoise
19 May 2020, 22:12
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat lamp advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Heat lamp advice

Not to worry, i think i've found the right stuff :mrgreen:
by Flash the tortoise
19 May 2020, 20:11
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat lamp advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Heat lamp advice

Hi, we had a heat/ubv lamp that's blown off. I'd like to get a separate heat lamp for our enclosure. I've been reading advice online and i'm dizzy with all the different info. So i'm looking for help -hopefully links with ideas- to get a hood heat lamp and bulb that is not going to catch fire or blo...
by Flash the tortoise
27 Feb 2020, 18:04
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Horsfield behaviour

Oh wow! That's a super table!!! We are definitely expanding Flash's. We are waiting to move to do so. We are planning to make it wider. I'll see what the vet says regarding his bubbling. I've not seen it again -it's only been seen 4 times since we got him in December- but if it worries you it worrie...
by Flash the tortoise
26 Feb 2020, 11:04
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Horsfield behaviour

Hi Nina Thank you, again, for the advise. The bubbling, that morning, happened before his bath and soon after he woke up. When it happened the first time i rushed to the seller to ask him -he's got horsfields at home too- but he said that if it doesn't happen often it can be dust he gets overnight. ...
by Flash the tortoise
24 Feb 2020, 13:52
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Horsfield behaviour

Hi Nina Regarding the bubbling off his nose, it's not something i've noticed often nor for extended times at all. Today i picked him up and put him on my bump, but, like in the past 4 weeks, he didn't settle. I did give him some strokes on his shell and he started to relax and get sleepy. At some po...
by Flash the tortoise
23 Feb 2020, 12:18
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Horsefield behaviour

:)
by Flash the tortoise
23 Feb 2020, 12:16
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Horsefield behaviour

Hi Nina Thank you so much for your reply and all the info. We have tried to educate ourselves about keeping a horsfield -ta for the correction on the spelling. My foreign mind clings to known words and 'horse' was one of those-. There us information on the net but some of it is so contradictory. I f...
by Flash the tortoise
21 Feb 2020, 14:27
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Horsefield behaviour

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by Flash the tortoise
21 Feb 2020, 14:26
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Horsefield behaviour

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by Flash the tortoise
21 Feb 2020, 14:23
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield behaviour
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Horsfield behaviour

Hi there, i'm new to the forum, so please bare with me. My other half got me a horsefield tortoise last December. I've had tortoises in the past but in the Sourhern hemisphere where the weather allows for them to be free range outside for 5 months of the year and the free range indoors for the rest....