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Tortoise Breeding

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Tortoise Enclosures

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North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)

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Latest profile posts

I have a desert tortoise who will retreat to her burrow soon. I'm worried about rats harming her while she's hibernating. What can I do to keep her safe? Thank you!
Tortoiseforumaccount wrote on Tom's profile.
Tom you use the 4x2s for the main frame and the 2x2s for the lid. What are the 3x2s used for?
Are you still using 4x2 or have you moved to smaller sizes so you don't add unnecessary weight?
Hi, I’ve had my Hermanns Tortoise for just under a week now, he’s 18 months old. His first day he was running about and really active and from then he’s been sleeping a lot in his hide and only coming out briefly for food. I’m not touching him and leaving him to do his own thing.

Assuming he’s just settling in and getting use to his new home. Is it normal for him to hide and sleep most of the day?
I am trying to find Sulcata Station, I used to reference it all the time but cannot seem to find their site now
Tortoiseforumaccount wrote on Tom's profile.
Tom I noticed your enclosures don't have a pitched roof. Are you not having water pooling on the top cover slowly eroding it?
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