red footed tortoise humidity
Humidity for red footed tortoises should be kept at 60-80% which is harder to keep in a tank or open enclosure. The best way to establish this is by using a plastic bin with holes drilled throughout and PVC racks. Aquariums may be used but they are harder to maintain humidity in, unless you cover the majority of the lid with plastic wrap or some type of blocking agent. Using a plastic bin is the cheapest alternative and do work but get a proper bin that will not melt from the heat . PVC’s for reptiles are amazing for keeping red foots. For those who do not know what we mean, here is pictures of PVC enclosures. If you are looking to purchase one of these, please contact us and we can connect you with a supplier. We recommend reptile basics for cost effective nice setups.
Indoor vs outdoor Red Foot humidity and enclosures
Indoor and outdoor Red footed tortoise enclosures setting up a pen like one a Russian, Greek, or Hermann’s would thrive in (open, lots of sunshine, and a hide) is not what these tortoises need and is all too often what I see.In that type of setup keeping the temperature between 70 and 90 degrees let alone the humidity between 70 and 90% is extremely difficult unless you soak it down 5-6 times a day.
Your Red footed tortoise enclosures, whether indoor or outdoor, should mimic their natural habitat and have 60-75% of the pen area covered in plants. Plastic ones work best for indoor pens because they don’t get eaten.
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