housing

  1. BuddysMom2005

    Transitioning about 20 year old desert tortoise

    Hello everyone! I am new here & could really use some advice. I have a desert tortoise, who is about 20 years old. His name is Buddy. We adopted him when I was in about 5th grade. We live in Las Vegas, NV. When we got him, my dad went through the process of making sure he had a super amazing...
  2. DarkerGraphic

    Large Sulcata Perimeter Fencing Ideas

    Hi all, it’s been a while since I’ve posted as I’ve now had my 3 males for over 20 years (acquired as hatchlings; 2 reliably get along well together, 1 occasionally has to be separated). I’m going to be moving soon and will temporarily be relocating them to my mother-in-law’s who has a large...
  3. J

    Housing Female Russians Together?

    Hi there - new member looking for advice on the possibility of housing two Russians together. I have an 8 year old female Russian tortoise (owner of 5 years) housed in a tortoise table that’s approx 3’ by 5’. Recently, to my surprise, I found a Russian tortoise in the middle of a busy...
  4. S

    Am I taking care of my russian tortoise correctly?

    I have a Russian Tortoise named Ivan and I've had him for about 7 months now. We bought him at a pet store and we have him in an 40 gal aquarium that is 36Lx18Wx151/2H. We have a very limited amount of space with where we put him and a wooden housing unit was not possible st the time and a lot...
  5. TurtwigsMom

    Outside enclosure help

    Hello! I have a 5 year old Sulcata who recently moved into his new outside enclosure. He's been inside since we brought him home and I'm wondering if anyone has some helpful tips for when the weather turns. He's currently in a 15X15 pen that has a 2ft tall stone wall. We placed the pen on a...
  6. georgecarlintheredfoot

    Redfoot & Sri Lanka Star Cohabitation

    I have a captive bred hatchling Redfooted Tortoise. I was considering getting a captive bred hatchling Sri Lanka Star Tortoise. Is it at all possible to house them together? I have seen several replies say nay but from what I’ve seen their temperature and humidity setup is very similar. I keep...
  7. Maidens Hill Farm

    Specifics for Sulcata winter house re: Tom's design

    Greetings! I am adopting a 4 yo male Sulcata soon and creating a home before hand. We are going to build the house designed by Tom in a previous thread, if anyone is familiar. My husband is a builder so I am lucky! That said, Ive been thinking about how they like to burrow. Does anyone think...
  8. George the Turtle

    New Tortoise Owner Help!

    I just became a tortoise Mom a week ago, after rescuing a "3 toe box tortoise" from being run over in the middle of a busy street! (please excuse me if I am wrong, very new to pet tortoises) I did some research on him, and do know that it is male because of his yellow spots on neck and arms, as...
  9. S

    Need advice! Brand new tortoise owner.

    Hello, My in laws just gave me two baby desert tortoises. They keep theirs in an outdoor area but where I live I’m a little worried that isn’t such a good idea yet due to the amount of predators we have. I had a few questions I was hoping y’all would be kind enough to answer . 1. What is...
  10. B

    Hello from winston

    Hi all I’ve had winston for about a year and a half now. No idea how old he is sadly :-( he was pretty tiny when I got him from a pet shop so can’t be too old...... he was sold to me in a viv, and after getting him home and doing more research (I know I should’ve done more first!) he’s now in...
  11. B

    10g Tank for a Tortoise Hatchling ?

    I am new to the tortoise world and I have finally figured out what tortoise would be best for my lifestyle and my weather conditions, a Leopard Tortoise. But I do not know where to keep it. I know that they get large when they are adults, but I do not know how to house them when they are young...
  12. NBCMad92

    Just A Few Questions... Questions That Need Answering!

    Hello everyone Great to be a part of this site :). I'm a relatively new tortoise owner, I've had my tortoise for just over a year now. Name is Master Oogway (please tell me you know what that is reference to!). I just have a few questions if someone could answer them, that would be great...
  13. CapnAwes0me

    Sulcata outdoor housing

    Hello all! I was wondering what everyone's preference was on outdoor housing for a Sulcata? I live in Texas close to Dallas and it gets super hot and decently cold. I was considering either purchasing a shed or building a box. What is your preference? If you would choose a shed does it have to...
  14. Tortytoes Gma

    Torty Rescuer Needs Housing Help

    Hello all. My daughter rescued a Sulcata from her neighbor who was not feeding it then moved away and left it. He is a sweet, 45-50lb Sulcata that we named Tortytoes. Unfortunately, her yard and very large dogs were not a good fit with the tortoise so he has come to live with me. I have him...
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