outdoor enclosure

  1. M

    Temporary outdoor enclosure- Russian Tortoise

    I live in Utah, where the climate is only suitable for my Russian to be outside from about April-August. He has an indoor setup that I intend to keep him in at night, but I'd like him to spend at least part of his day outside when the weather allows it. Any ideas for a some-what easy set up that...
  2. dizzy_808

    Underground Perimeter Around Enclosure

    Hello, As I am designing and constructing a 5’ x 6’ outdoor enclosure for my 4” Russian Viktorya, I have come across the question of how deep to set my hardware cloth into the ground around the perimeter of my enclosure. The main walls of the pen are douglads fir, and stapled near the bottom...
  3. B

    Russian tort out of hibernation early

    My 5+ year old Russian tortoise lives outside in the PNW. He has thrived and has many areas of sunlight every single day and hot spots and areas where he can always stay dry. He has gone into hibernation the past few years and has done very well coming out of it, I always bring him inside when...
  4. Maidens Hill Farm

    Outdoor hobbit (Sully) hut

    Well, 3 weeks later we may be done! The pics show off all of the details. We pick up Monty Chello from the rescue tomorrow, so I'm super excited. We worked so hard to create this buried hobbit house of a home, creating some natural insulation. Check it out!! Im open to advice, of course! Thanks...
  5. Kelli_WAH

    Florida to Ohio - Can you successfully Overwinter Adult Sulcata

    Hello all - While working as a wildlife biologist in the Florida panhandle I acquired an adult sulcata tortoise. With proper preparations overwintering him was relatively easy. He built a burrow and we insulated it with straw and covered it with a dog house to protect against the chill of the...
  6. Emily Contreras

    Outdoor enclosure

    My sulcata baby is about.. 2 inches. smaller than my palm. I want to put him outside when he gets bigger, I live in AZ so there is hawks, is 6 months ok to put him outside full time? Im eager to put him outside because he is alot more lively and happy outside. He hates his enclosure (even though...
  7. gtc

    New balcony enclosure help

    Just started putting together a new balcony enclosure for my greek tortoise. Here is some quick info about it: - Gets morning and evening sun -Rain does not accumulate on balcony -Will add hay, water and food bowl tomorrow - I live in the south of Norway, so the day temps are about 20C these...
  8. Beedee

    Advice on outdoor tortoise enclosure - Hermanns

    Hi everyone, I have two Hermanns, one is 11 and about 20cm and the other is 4 and about 12cm. They currently live indoors in a tortoise table but the larger one needs more space now he is bigger and I have built him an outdoor enclosure. It is about 1.5m x 3m. Its the biggest I can do in my...
  9. Noodles1210

    leopard tortoise keeps trying to escape

    my two year old male leopard tortoise keeps trying to escape the outdoor enclosure i built him. it’s got plenty of room and lots of grass to munch on, yet everyday when i bring him out, he just paces the walls of the enclosure. sometimes he even climbs on his sister to try and get over. is there...
  10. MunchIsMyTortoise

    Hermann's Tortoise Enclosure

    Overall I need a lot of help :p Problem One: I'm going to make an outdoor enclosure for my tortoise to roam around and be in during the day, and then at night I can bring him inside and use a heat lamp for a little and then turn it off when he goes to bed? Is this a bad idea, the moving back...
  11. shellandpenny

    Outdoor options

    hey guys.. I have two Russians and they’re both about 2 years old, housed together. I keep them inside now but am contemplating moving them to my screened in porch. Safe from elements, but still outside. I do live in Florida where it’s hot and humid. Has anyone in Florida ever kept their...
  12. P

    bugs?

    Apologies in advance if this is a question that has been done to death! I live in the UK and my garden is quite lush. I'm setting up an outdoor enclosure for my year old Russian so he can catch the sun in the warmer months and get some grazing on the go. My question is, should I be worried...
  13. S

    young adult sulcata summer Colorado outdoor housing questions

    Hello All, I just posted another thread about our grown Sulcata tortoise developing diarrhea after gorging on rich spring grass. I am starting a seperate thread to ask for advice about housing for the same tortoise. We adopted Sheldon in the fall and he lived in our laundry room for the winter...
  14. H

    Natural Hibernation

    I know it is now spring but I need to plan ahead if I need to construct something indoors or out. Does anyone have experience with Russian tortoises and outdoor hibernation. I am wondering if they would naturally hibernate without any assistance from me. Their enclosure is large and well drained...
  15. WyattsReptiles

    Sulcata seems uncomfortable in terrarium?

    My baby just hit 9 months on April 10th. She's lived in her 55 gallon tank her entire life from my knowledge, with trips outside to graze the lawn and explore, of course. Recently, though, she's been scratching at the glass as if she wants to get out. She seems kind of uncomfortable in her...
  16. WyattsReptiles

    Concerned about the future of my sulcata

    My sulcata is currently about 9 months old, and is living in a 55 gallon tank, which suits her for now, but i know this won't be the case for very long. My problem is that i don't know her fate after she grows out of her tank. I understand that this happens a lot, but its not as bad as you...
  17. Tino the Tortoise

    Planning 'tortoise-tight' (!) outdoor enclosure

    So I am planning on making Tino her first outdoor enclosure this Summer and was looking for some advice/tips. She's a ten year old Russian tortoise and has had to live inside up until now because of my inability to stay in one place long enough to build a suitable outdoor enclosure! I now have...
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