outdoor enclosure

  1. SanctuaryHills

    Tortoise Pond Woes: Results After One Week of Observation

    Alright, let's get right to it! I have a few questions, but first some background info: My Aldabras have been staying in an outdoor enclosure during the entire Florida summer. Temps during this time never dip under mid 70s at night and they do have plenty of places to hide from the sun during...
  2. T

    Breeding and lost clutches in large ‘natural’ enclosure

    Environment: Central Texas Species: Radiated Tortoises (adults had 2 yrs); Ornate Box Turtles (adults had 10 yrs) Enclosure: 18x24’ outdoor with a variety of ‘micro-environments’: rock overhangs/ledges; hills; pool; waterfall; low bushes; sand pit; edible cactus, native grass, weeds; ground...
  3. AgataP

    Herbie outdoor living and a general update.

    Figured it’s update time since Herbie will be turning 2 in 2 weeks. He weights close to 12lbs. He spends his life doing tortoise things. Lots of outside time in the sun, snacking, throwing dirt on his shell and adventuring. This is his relaxing space. Has everything he needs. Little “pool”...
  4. Falcon70

    Help Building a New Outdoor Enclosure for Year Round Use

    Hey all! I'm looking to build my Russian tortoise a new outdoor enclosure. The old one has done an admirable job over the years, but is tired. Plus, I'm moving and Mzee's going to have a much bigger yard to roam, so it's time to expand and improve. I've been browsing through the enclosure...
  5. Handsome little cheeseburger

    Handsome little cheeseburger

    Happy birthday, Sven :)
  6. That perfect little spot of sun in the morning

    That perfect little spot of sun in the morning

  7. texastort17

    Temporary indoor enclosure

    Hi, all! I know it’s a little early to be worrying about winter time, but I like to be prepared. I’ve posted here once before, but basically I inherited the family russian tortoise from my dad this past spring. She’s about 15 years old (probably older, but that’s how long he’s had her) and...
  8. A

    Is my Enclosure too barren?

    So I inherited this little guy from my sister who quite frankly neglected him so I wanted to give him a great fresh start in life so I built this for him last year. He often sticks to the edges so I’m thinking he’s not a fan of the open spaces in the centre, can I get some opinions on this...
  9. Marginated.Oakley

    Help me improve my outdoor enclosure!!

    Hi guys!! This is what I have so far, and it is definitely a work-in-progress. I’m very open to suggestions!! Thank you!!
  10. texastort17

    Stay outside during texas winter?

    Hey, y’all. I have a russian tort that I’m keeping watch over for my dad until he has a yard to keep her in again. We’ve had her for around 12+ years and for about 5-6 years he’s kept her fully outside all year round. I’m not well versed in the ins and outs, but I’ve got a great outdoor set up...
  11. G

    Tom’s Nightbox Realized…with some additions…

    @Tom ?????? We are just about finished with things here, after a few small finishes. We have 4 adults, 1 juvenile, along with 3 babies (who live indoors)… The run was recently fenced in and planting is beginning this weekend. We fortunately have the room so went ahead with the 8x4 double box...
  12. snailpeekoutofshell

    How to obliterate caterpillars?

    Hello! It's been awhile since I posted... I've been making progress on my outdoor enclosure for my Russian, but I've come across true hell. It started a couple months ago, just a few caterpillars here and there and I was upset about them eating all of the new Testudo mix I had just planted...
  13. C

    Outdoor enclosure for 2.5 year old horsefield in London, UK

    Hi there I am really struggling to find definitive info online so wanted to ask a number of questions to someone with more experience than me, hope that's ok? I live in London and have a lot of fox (and cat) action in our small garden. Vinnie - our tortoise is currently indoors with a...
  14. E

    How to decontaminate an outdoor enclosure

    Hello Tortoise Forums, I'm going to be upfront and say that my family does not own any tortoises. However, I have a question concerning them that I can't find a good answer to online and I figured I'd ask the experts. My family made an offer for a house with an enclosed part of the backyard...
  15. M

    Potting Shed for Permanent Outdoor Enclosure - UK (South)

    Hi everyone, This is my first post, so sorry if this had already been discussed or is in the wrong section. I have a creep of 8 western Hermann tortoises which I would like to house outside permanently. I am being gifted an ex-display model of this 8x6ft Potting Shed. It will be delivered and...
  16. TheLastGreen

    Speke enclosure

    Hallo, it's official, I am getting a Speke hingeback. But I'm not sure on the enclosure (i.e. Heating, substrate etc.) I do live in Gauteng, South Africa, so I am rather close to their native range, but I know it's still a big diffrence from the more northern regions, where they are found...
  17. L

    Looking for 5'x2' outdoor enclosure, that can be shipped to me

    Hey! Looking for some advice here :) I move and got my first outdoor space ever! The balcony of my new apartment has room for a 5'x2' enclosure, and I am hoping to maximize the room that my russian tortoise Tywin has outside. Constraints: I have no car, though I am willing to Uber from the...
  18. J

    Building Norbert, our 4 year old Hermanns an outdoor play pen

    Hi all, my Daughter and I are new to this site! we have a baby hermanns who so far has been living in our indoor inclosure (we’ve had him 6 months) and want to let him enjoy the outdoor world now the weather is better. Ive been trying to do some research and am a bit overwhelmed by the...
  19. I

    Outdoor Tortoise Enclousure

    Hey guys! I'm definitely going to need to build another enclosure for my hermann tortoise. She has outgrown her environment indoors and the weather is finally starting to look nice for her species! I want to get everything right the first time so she can be happy for years to come. Here are...
  20. B

    Outdoor playpen

    We are needing to sort out an outdoor area for our Hermann. Our garden is small and totally covered in stones. Because of this, it needs to be something that can be folded away. We have found something that is a decent size and has netting for protection that can easily be stored away but we are...