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Tortoises are a 'cold blooded' animal, requiring heat from external sources to thermoregulate, and for most species a form of tortoise heating, usually in the form of a tortoise heat lamp is very much necessary to ensure their health and well-being.
In the wild, heat from the sun warms the shell of tortoises, allowing them to digest their food and work several other metabolic functions in their bodies, and in captivity in your home, the average house can't provide the level of heat they need to survive in a healthy manner.
That's where tortoise heating comes in. Best provided from above in the form of tortoise heat lamps, these lamps act the same way as the sun, warming your tortoise as they shuffle slowing around their vivarium or tortoise table.
Due to the design of these bulbs - just for reptiles - they are easily fixed into the roof of your vivarium, or using a clamp lamp to place it on the side of your tortoise table and angled to shine down on your little roaming reptile to keep them warm.
Even better, Swell Reptiles sell the fantastic Mercury Vapour type bulbs. Hung vertically, these powerful bulbs kick out heat, light and important UVB rays to help your reptile grow healthily, replicating everything they get from the sun in one simple bulb, making it more cost effective for you, especially at Swell reptiles prices.