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  1. Professor Brenda

    Safe Ground cover

    Hello, Yep, you know it. Looking for what can work in this hot sun. I am looking for some ground cover for my new box turtle enclosure that gets mostly afternoon (hot sun). Luckily the hot sun is partly shaded by a large tree and the walls of the enclosure. I know I can do grass but I wanted...
  2. Professor Brenda

    Safe Ground cover

    Great. Thank you. I just got a bunch of small spider plants. I will plant a few in the ground and a few in pots to hang over as they grow.
  3. Professor Brenda

    Safe Ground cover

    Hey friends, The Tortoise Table does not allow a search this specific. I’m hoping you can help. Can you tell me tortoise safe ground cover, especially full sun plants. Thank you. Brenda
  4. Professor Brenda

    Outdoor box turtle enclosure size

    Thank you for the input. No, he's not a climber. In fact he has been raised by someone else before I got him, in a very small space. He is going to love this. We have the occasional coyote, skunk, snake, and armadillo. None of which have ever bothered anything but our chickens (coyotes) and...
  5. Professor Brenda

    Rescued Female Ornata Box Turtle

    Great read. Thank you Yvonne. I’ll be keeping that one.
  6. Professor Brenda

    Rescued Female Ornata Box Turtle

    Super. Thank you. He eats his tortoise safe plants too. He especially likes spineless cactus. When he is out of hibernation, I will add your suggestions.
  7. Professor Brenda

    Rescued Female Ornata Box Turtle

    Wow Yvonne, Wow. Thank you. What one or two packaged turtle food do you recommend to supplement a three-toed box turtle diet? I feed him earth worms from the store and as much as possible, from my yard. I am trying to cultivate some in a compost heap. He lives outside with many tortoise...
  8. Professor Brenda

    Outdoor box turtle enclosure size

    So this is my new enclosure walls. Obviously not finished. I will be adding several inches of topsoil inside the walls and lots of plants. I will fill the cinderblocks with dirt for added stability and cover them with paving stones and plants. It is 103 square feet. The fourth wall in the back...
  9. Professor Brenda

    Outdoor box turtle enclosure size

    Wow Colleen, that is great. Thank you.
  10. Professor Brenda

    Outdoor box turtle enclosure size

    That is exactly the kind of info I needed. Thank you. We don't have much trouble with raccoons. But the coyotes do travel right through my side yard most nights. They have plenty other easier things to eat so I don't think I need to worry about them. Also, they come looking at night when he...
  11. Professor Brenda

    Outdoor box turtle enclosure size

    Thank you both. I think I will get started on something bigger in early spring. Should I be so concerned about predators?
  12. Professor Brenda

    outdoor enclosure size

    thank you, Yvonne. It’s good to see you have worn down trails too. I was worried that was a sign it was too small. I’ve had him since May and he hasn’t eaten my grass down to the ground. I do supplement with additional grass in the winter when it only grows over the septic tank. Lol. He also...
  13. Professor Brenda

    Outdoor box turtle enclosure size

    Hi friends. I have an adult 3 toed box turtle in a 2.5' by 5' outdoor enclosure with a wire covered top. Is that too small? IF so, what is the recommended size? On this forum I have read 15 square feet and 32 square feet as the recommended size. I would love to eventually create a nice...
  14. Professor Brenda

    outdoor enclosure size

    What is the recommended outdoor enclosure size for an adult sulcata? I have spent time reading here to find a good answer. I have not found a definitive answer, maybe because there isn't one. I want to do the best for all my animals. You all always shoot straight and give good advice so I'm...
  15. Professor Brenda

    COLD DARK ROOM

    Great pictures!
  16. Professor Brenda

    COLD DARK ROOM

    Wow. I have never seen that much snow in person in my life. I would want to only see it, not have to be in it. Cold hurts. Brenda
  17. Professor Brenda

    COLD DARK ROOM

    Good luck at the doctor. Feel better.
  18. Professor Brenda

    COLD DARK ROOM

    I always find it funny to hear other people talk about driving to another state for something like it's no big deal. I live in central Texas, so for me to get to another state, it takes me most of a day, 6 hours to Louisiana, 9 to New Mexico. I can get to another country (Mexico) in less than...
  19. Professor Brenda

    COLD DARK ROOM

    Well, winter finally came to Texas (for the day anyway). Yesterday we were in shorts with 70 degrees at 8 am. Today the schools have a 2 hour delay because the roads are iced over, 29 degrees. We don't get snow often. We get ice. It rains with the cold front, and freezes. By the weekend...
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