Our Swell Gold Tortoise Kit comes with a VivExotic Deluxe Tortoise Table, as well as all the electrical equipment required for this size of set up, saving you the messing around of choosing all the items. It includes some decoration, as well as the essential items you'll need to get set up.
We'd recommend to purchase some more decoration, as well as disinfectant, and potentially some tortoise pellet food.
What's in this kit?
The kit comes with the VivExotic Tortoise table, measuring 115cm x 61cm x 27.5cm (L x D x H), providing plenty of room for manoeuvring, as well as giving great ventilation for the tortoise. The heat and UVB are provided from a combined Mercury Vapour Bulb, which gives the light, heat and UVB that is required all in one, and is held on an adjustable bracket, so that you can adjust the height of the bulb to ensure the correct temperature is reached. As with all Mercury Vapour Bulbs, you cannot use a thermostat with this bulb, as it will reduce the UVB that is produced, so the only way to control the temperature is by moving the bulb height closer or further.
This kit also contains a small heat mat, to go in the enclosed bedding area of the table, which is to be used with the thermostat provided, meaning you can safely set an ambient night time temperature. We also include two digital thermometers, so you can check the temperatures of both ends of the table effectively, ensuring you're always in the right parameters for the species you have.
For substrate, we have included a tortoise specific soil mix which is designed for tortoises to dig and safely live in, containing small calcium particles so that its safe if ingested, which is easy to spot clean as required. There is also a feeding dish and flat water bowl to provide easy access in and out for your pet. As added extras, we have included a tub of calcium to sprinkle over your tortoise food, two hides (for each end of the table) and also small plants to provide a little decoration and coverage.
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