Our Swell Gold Tortoise Kit comes with a Monkfield 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 the kit?
The kit comes with the Monkfield Tortoise table, measuring 109cm x 61cm x 23cm (43" x 24" x 9"), providing plenty of room for maneuvering, as well as giving great ventilation for the tortoise. There is an adjustable light bracket and clamp lamp holder, to hold the mercury vapour bulb. Mercury Vapour Bulbs offer a 3-in-1 service of heat, light and UVB in one bulb, which is perfect for this set up, though does mean that it cannot be used on a thermostat, as the UVB would also be restricted. Due to this, it is essential that the bulb is placed at the right height to get the correct temperature, and the adjustable light bracket ensures this is possible. The bulb should ideally be around 8 - 16" away from the shell of your tortoise, so adjust the height to get the right temperature and then check the distance is within range for optimum UV levels. We have provided a digital thermometer so that you can accurately check the temperature within the table.
For substrate, we have included tortoise specific bedding, which is safe and easy to clean, which can be done with spot cleaning the dirty areas regularly, and only fully emptied and disinfected periodically. This substrate is ideal for tortoises to dig and safely live in, containing small calcium particles so that its safe if ingested. There is also a feeding dish and flat water bowl to provide easy access in and out for your pet, as tortoises need to be able to walk into their dishes. We have also included two hides (for each end of the table) and also a small plant to provide a little decoration and coverage, though more will be required, especially to allow your tortoise to feel more settled in the table. Why not see what other reptile decorations we offer.
We have include a tub of pure Calcium Dust, though you will also need a good multivitamin, as well as disinfectant, to ensure your tortoise is in the best of health at all times. If you are looking for something bigger, or with more additional equipment, check out our Tortoise Platinum Kit, which includes a larger Deluxe tortoise table, measuring 115cm x 61cm x 27.5cm. There is also sealant to seal the edges of the table, ensuring it lasts longer and the wood is kept at its' best, and also a Tortoise Food Growing Kit, so you can provide the perfect varied diet for your tortoise.
At a Glance:
- Monkfield Tortoise Table -109cm x 61cm x 23cm (43" x 24" x 9")
- Bulb Holder and MVB Bulb
- Digital thermometer
- Feeding and Water Dish
- Calcium Dust
- Growing Kit
Items shown in image are not specific and are just a representation of this kits contents.