Every reptile needs a little more heat than every other creature on the planet. They are cold blooded which is why they enjoy the sun so much. But when you have a horsefield tortoise as a pet you want to keep it warm, even if the sun is not doing that well of a job, such as in the winter.
Since these pets enjoy the warmth of the sun so much you will need to provide them with that warmth by using a Exo Terra PT2192 Solar Glo Mercury Vapour Lamp 125 Watt for their needs. It is a heat lamp that is specially designed for reptiles such as the horsefield tortoise. Unlike a normal bulb that can heat to high temperatures the Exo Terra PT2192 Solar Glo Mercury Vapour Lamp 125 Watt acts as a natural sunlight providing all the right forms of UV that your pet requires. And these needs are more than just keeping them warm in the winter or cold months.
Breeders prefer the Exo Terra PT2192 Solar Glo Mercury Vapour Lamp 125 Watt for their reptiles, especially the horsefield tortoise because it provides the right amounts of UV that they may need. From the UVA and the UVB rays plus infrared light for visual continuity and warmth this bulb takes care of all those needs in one location.
Natural sunlight is a great source of vitamin D and calcium that reptiles need for their scales, skin, claws, and eyes. Feeding your reptile the correct UV rays is essential for a long and healthy lifespan, and you can do so with the Exo Terra PT2192 Solar Glo Mercury Vapour Lamp 125 Watt.
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Why Do Horsefield Tortoises Need Lots of Warmth And Not High Heat?
Horsefield Tortoises are one of the easiest of all tortoise species to care for. In the wild, these special tortoises do normally live in very hot and dry places, like very close to deserts and on dry slopes that are in mountainous regions. Therefore, they are accustomed to being very hot, but despite this fact. It is not highly advisable to expose your Horsefield Tortoise to very high temperatures that can literally fry them to death. Instead, they do need an environment around them, which is one that is very warm naturally and dry. There is a vast difference between giving them lots of warmth and not high heat/humidity. Why do Horsefield Tortoises need lots of warmth and not high heat? High heat and humidity are something that isn’t good for any human, let alone, a tortoise or any other form of animal. High and dry heated temperatures can kill and often do kill. Therefore, when you make a living enclosure for your Horsefield Tortoise, do make sure that it is warm and dry. But don’t dare make it place that is burning up and very arid. This will not help your Horsefield at all. It will most likely make it sick and could possibly kill it.
Horsefield Tortoises do love to bask in the natural enveloping warmth of the sun. They also absorb the UV rays from the sun naturally to use calcium in their bodies and other things that are also very natural in the life process for them. Horsefield Tortoises are cold-blooded animals, it is true, but they also do need warmth whenever there is a lack of sunlight around. This is especially true in the winter time. In the summertime, the Horsefield Tortoise is used to aestivating, and the process of aestivation does involve the tortoise burying itself down below the surface to avoid getting dehydrated and too much exposure to the powerful heat of the sun. However, if a Horsefield Tortoise is kept in a living enclosure, it should have a source of light that will give it the right forms of UV, which it does need to live and have general good health. It is not recommended to use a regular light bulb in a Horsefield Tortoise living enclosure. Because a light bulb will heat to high temperatures and high temperatures of heat may hurt a Horsefield Tortoise. The right kind ofheating lamp to use for a Horsefield Tortoise enclosure is one that is designed with the Horsefield and other tortoises in mind. A heating lamp that can act as a natural and healthy source of sunlight for the Horsefield is what provides the best kind of UV warmth that this tortoise does require for every day life. A Horsefield Tortoise needs a constant source of safe heating and light that will meet its requirements year round. It is not just about being able to keep them warm in the winter or cold months either. This is for a lifelong warmth and not temporary or seasonal in approach.