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Baby Sulcata Temps And Humidity?

Discussion in 'Tortoises' started by Jay1718, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Jay1718

    Jay1718 Established Member

    I'm considering seriously on getting a Sulcata. I have been reading various basking temps between 100 degrees and 120 degrees. And have seen many different views on humidity. I'm kind of lost on the right way. I believe that a young tortoise needs more humidity or a humid hide to help with shell issues.
    Ultimately the tortoise will live in a outdoor enclosure with a heated shed for the winter.
    I just want to get the correct temps and humidity so I can play with the enclosure and see what needs adjusting. Also what type of substrate should I use, I just ordered a batch of coco coir, and some ego earth for another enclosure, I was hoping to use that.
    Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated!
    I thought I might add that I am fully aware of the adult size of the animal lol.
     
  2. Skink lover04

    Skink lover04 Member

    I don't know much about sulcatas but, I do know that spraying eco earth some can cause a giant humidity spike so be careful about that
     
  3. Jay1718

    Jay1718 Established Member

    I actually need the high humidity, Sulcatas in the wild hatched in the rainy season. I did some more research and talked with a breeder. I think I'm all set. But I appreciate the response
     
  4. Skink lover04

    Skink lover04 Member

    I would watch kamp Kenans videos on YouTube he's kept sulcatas for years and he knows what he's talking about
     
  5. Jay1718

    Jay1718 Established Member

    I will check it out thanks
     

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