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Heat and Light Package for Cosy Tortoises Houses

The Heat and Light Package comes with everything needed for a Cosy Tortoises House.  Each package comes with a Exo Terra Heat Glow Light Heat Lamp, Habistat Dimmer Thermostat, 24 inch (2ft) Exo Terra or Arcadia UVB tube and 24 inch (2ft) 18W Weatherproof UV unit.  It is recommended that the package size should correspond to the size of All-Season House, for instance two Large Heat and Light Packages are required for the Extra Large All-Season House.

Cosy Tortoises Heat and Light Package

Small         £199.99

Medium     £209.99

Large         £219.99


Electrical Installation Package

UV light and heat lamps can be plugged into the two covered sockets (Waterproof when covers closed). There is a 2-way digital controller (like a typical heating controller) on the back wall of the house (inside a waterproof box) that can switch each socket on and off at particular times. The idea is you can leave the heatlamp permanently on and time the UV light to come on and off to replicate daylight hours. The controller is easy to use and update as you choose and prevents the common problem that UV light tube units generally don't work with plug-in timers.

The electrics will be installed into the All-Season Houses and to save you the hassle of drilling holes and installing extra parts and fittings. The electrical installation and UV unit will be tested by a qualified electrician. Note that you will still need an electrician to provide a power supply to the Tortoise House. The plug supplied will be a normal house plug (different from photo above). The plug fitted is not suitable for outdoors use. The plug and outdoor cable will need to be protected from the weather etc. A circuit breaker should be used to protect whichever electric supply the Tortoise house is connected to (standard for all outdoor electrics). You must seek advice from a qualified electrician to safely connect an electric supply to your new Tortoise House.

Electrical Installation for any Cosy Tortoises House     £299.99  


Outdoor Run Add-Ons to the All-Season Houses

The Outdoor Runs can be fitted to the All-Season Houses. The side sections at one end are fitted onto the house and the nearest top section is made about 5cm shorter so that it fits in front of the house. To access the tortoise house simply remove the nearest top section of the run. The Outdoor Runs are secure and accessible with premium wood frame meshed side and removable meshed tops. They are constructed with solid tongue and groove wood cladding around the base to reduce your tortoise's natural instinct to try to escape. Rabbit Runs are not suitable because if your tortoise can see through mesh it will try to get through it and may hurt themselves or get stressed as a consequence. They are heavier in weight than rabbit runs and consequently are more difficult to burrow under or be lifted by your tortoise. The planed smooth wood used and plastic coated mesh is of high quality. The quality of the materials increases the security of the enclosure. The tops of the enclosures are removable and can be secured with hasp and staples. Hasp and Staples and Padlocks are also available on this page. Stain colour may vary compared to the colour shown in the photos. Different Colour Upgrade options are available towards the bottom of this page and incur additional cost. Free delivery for the Add-on Tortoise Run when ordered with an All-Season House.

Small Tortoise Run Add-on (1.0 m x 1.5 m x 0.5 m)             £239.99

Medium Tortoise Run Add-on (1.0 m x 2.0 m x 0.5 m)          £269.99

Large Tortoise Run Add-on (1.0 m x 3.0 m x 0.5 m)              £359.99


Double All-Season House with Sunroom

Two All-Season Houses-in-One that arrive fully assembled with the sunroom in the centre. The individual heated areas at each end have air vents for seasonal control. They are two separate houses that allow you to keep tortoises apart but beside each other. An optional internal door can be included to allow mixing of tortoises temporarily. This may be the ultimate solution to housing a breeding set of tortoises that require separation due to the mating behaviour of some species, or simply to give the females a break.

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Small Double All-Season House with Sunroom         2.0 m x   0.5 m x  0.8 m - 0.65 m             £1999.99


Hasp and Staples

Constructed of stainless steel. They are used to secure the top of the Outdoor Tortoise Run to the sides with the addition of a padlock. Each top requires 2 Hasp and Staples to secure it, so for each Outdoor Tortoise Run size these are the number required; Small 4, Medium 4 and Large 6. Free postage with this item when buying an All-Season House.

Hasp and Staple     £4.99 each


Weatherproof Padlocks

 

The Master Weatherproof Padlocks are ideal for securing the doors of the All-Season Houses. The All-Season Houses are already fitted with Hasp and Staples. The padlocks are black with anti-scratch vinyl covering, aluminium body and a hardened steel shackle. Matching key head for easy identification. 2 keys supplied. For each All-Season House size these are the number required: Small 1, Medium 2, Large 2 and Extra Large 2. If buying the Add-on Tortoise Run then for each size; Small 4, Medium 4 and Large 6. Free postage with this item when buying an All-Season House.

Master Weatherproof Aluminium Padlock     £6.99 each


Cosy Tortoises Internal Paint

Protect the internal house with paint which is resistant to chipping, flaking, scuffing and scratching. This paint is also resistant to water, oil and grease stains. Available in black or pebblestone colour.

Small All-Season House with Sunroom              £25.99

Medium All-Season House with Sunroom           £30.99

Large All-Season House with Sunroom              £35.99


Cosy Tortoises Colour Upgrade

Colour upgrades are available for the Tortoise Tables, Tortoise Runs and Tortoise All-Season houses. There is an additional charge for colour upgrade (details are on the relevant page of product interested in). Colour Upgrade are considered as Custom Orders and therefore you cannot cancel your order unless Cosy Tortoises fail to deliver your product. Please choose from colour option below. 

All of the Cosy Tortoises All-Season Houses are treated with Oak-coloured wood stain as Standard.  However for an additional charge, you can upgrade to one of the 12 colours shown here. The Garden Paint we use has a wax enriched formula which protects against water damage.  This paint also has UV filters which prevent greying and maintain colour for longer.  Add-Ons Tortoise Run colour upgrade is free if purchasing colour upgrade for the All-Season House. When you order please send e-mail to cosytortoises@btinternet.com stating the colour you have chosen for your All-Season House.

Small House Colour Upgrade              £25.99

Medium House Colour Upgrade           £30.99

Large House Colour Upgrade              £35.99

Extra Large House Colour Upgrade     £38.99

Extra Tall House Colour Upgrad          £42.99

Giant House Colour Upgrade              £49.99

Cosy Tortoises cannot guarantee that the paint colour chosen will look the same as displayed on the website, due to variation in product colour by the manufacturer and natural variations of the wood. Cosy Tortoises applies at least one coat of preservative wood paint and recommends further coats are applied after delivery according to the paint manufacturer's instructions. At least one further coat of paint is recommended so that any movement of external surfaces in transit are sealed thoroughly to ensure the house is weather-proof.


 

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