tortoise table

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    Outdoor enclosure for cherry head hatchling

    Hi! I’m going to have my very first (cherry head) tortoise hatchling in a few months and I’m preparing its outdoor enclosure. I live in Manila, Philippines and our weather is usually 25C-35C and humidity from 70-85% and can even reach up to 90%+. I plan to have a 4ft x 2ft table (covered with...
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    Greenhouse roof for indoor tortoise table

    Hey guys. I’m having trouble finding a specific size greenhouse roof cover for my tortoise table. The dimensions are: 48 by 24 by 10 inches. The ones I find are perfect length wise but the width is just too big for the table, so it wouldn’t trap any of the heat in. Would any one be able to...
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    Horsefield tortoise housing

    Ive had my horsefield male since around 2015 and have 99% of the time kept him indoors inside a viv. As I live in the UK, he goes outside when it is warm either on the grass in the garden or in his outdoor enclosure in the greenhouse. However I am wanting to move away from the viv and bring the...
  4. EmW

    Keeping my marginated tortoise indoors for the winter

    Firstly, thank you in advance for reading my post, I know it's long! Just a bit of background before I ask my questions. My family has had our marginated girl, Nelly, for about 44 years and she was fully grown when they got her. She was given to my mum when she was a young child so Nelly is...
  5. otisthetortoise

    Building the mothership of tortoise tables...

    Been a long time since I've posted on here but it feels good to be back! I'm building a new enclosure for Otis (nearly 8 years old, Hermann's tortoise). This is because we are relocating and cannot transport her old one easily (plus, she's due for a bigger one). Her enclosure is currently 4ft...
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    Waterproof plastic tortoise table vs waterproof wooden tortoise table

    A while back I got a new tortoise table built, I lined it with plastic pond liner and roof liner to try and make it water waterproof as possible. Unfortunately, as time went on water got through and now the wood on the base of the tortoise table is starting to get mould on it (starting to worry...
  7. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    Custom Tortoise Table For Sale?

    I’m looking for a 2x6-8ft indoor tortoise table with legs. I own two 6in marginated tortoises. I would like to keep them outside but have a lot of raccoons, coyotes, and predatory birds. This is the best I can do for now.
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    Make Your Own Habitat Heater

    Hi everyone. We have a Russian tortoise who is 20 and have had difficulty heating her tortoise table over the years because of its location. We recently tried some new changes, particularly low-power heaters which you can build yourself and wanted to share in the information in case anyone else...
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    Looking for an appropriate sized tortoise table!

    Hi everyone! I recently, and a bit abruptly, acquired a Russian Tortoise. I temporarily have him in a 40 gallon tank which I know is not ideal for him so I was looking at some tortoise tables to get him into something more comfortable ASAP. I came across this Tortoise Table on Etsy and wanted...
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    Is a closed vivarium suitable for a 1 year old Hermann tortoise?

    So I want to change my Hermann tortoise enclosure from a table to a vivarium as this will allow him to have the biggest enclosure for the space I have and will also be safer as we have a dog that doesn’t like him. Though I have done a lot of research I keep getting conflicting answers as to...
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    Worried my Hermann Tortoise is pyramiding

    My Western Hermann, Pablo, is less than a year old and I've had him for nearly six months now. I'm worried that I initially made a mistake with his enclosure. I kept hearing that vivariums were bad for Mediterranean tortoises and could cause respiratory issues (though now I believe I must have...
  12. Tafidler79

    5yr old Hermann Tortoise

    5yr old male named Taco, in great health. Includes a 7’x 3’ tortoise table on a stand. Also includes uvb light and all accessories and timers. I’m military and I must sell him due to upcoming training requirements. I have photos as well. Let me know and I’ll send them to you. Local pickup only...
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    My tortoise is climbing the walls :(

    Hey ? I’m a first time tortoise owner of 2 weeks and I’m trying to get to know my new 2year old hermann, Tortellini. He weighs 44g and is about 6cm So far I think things have been going well.. he tends to sleep quite a lot, which I’m not sure is normal but when he’s awake he tends to be quite...
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    Building a table.. advice?

    Hi all! Hope everyone had a good Christmas (if you celebrate). I'm in the process of drawing up some plans for the enclosure I am going to build for my tortoise. I've done some looking and nothing commercially available is quite what I want. And besides, who doesn't love a project :) he's only...
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    Tortoise table for sulcata tortoise

    Hello, I have a sulcata that is about a year and half old. I’m needing to build a tortoise table for him in my garage for winter. What is an appropriate size? Does anyone have plans with photos and list of lumber with measurements? I need to build something this month before temps start dropping...
  17. DracosMum

    Humidity and temp

    Hi all. I am a new tortoise mummy and I'm obviously trying to get everything perfect. Can someone clarify what temps I need to keep my tortoise table. Basking temp Little hideaway (where he sleeps at night) Remainder of the table. Also humidity, what is best for my little 7 month horsfield...
  18. Speedy and Pokey TheTorts

    What substrate should I use for my Marginated Tortoises?

    Hi I have two marginated tortoises and was wondering what substrate I should use that‘s as close to the soil in their native habitat. Thanks!
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    I am worried about my new Hermann's tortoise

    Hello everyone! I really love this forum and I am so glad I found it. I have a lovely new Hermann's tortoise, who I've named Titus (though of course we don't know his sex yet!) He is 11 months. I have experience with many animals, and I foster kittens etc, but have never had reptiles! I love...
  20. Krista S

    A big thank you & my new enclosure

    I first want to thank all of the members who are putting in countless hours posting replies and helping people out. I, like many others, did an enormous amount of research before getting my Hermann’s tortoise. I was so confused by all the conflicting information. The only thing I knew for...