1. H

    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...
  2. TerrenceRedFoot

    UK Vivariums pictures

    Hi, please can I see pictures of your red foot vivs in the uk…would like to make Terrence’s nicer for him
  3. S

    Help for a new owner of a red footed tortoise

    Hi! Nice to meet you all, I'm a new owner of a red footed tortoise, possibly a girl and around a year old. We are looking for advice around her vivarium, heat and humidity please ?. I'll include pics aswell as description so you guys can hopefully help. There is coco coir over the bottom of the...
  4. RatQueen_Irene

    Humid Enclosure Idea for Juvenile Hermann

    I've finally found something that works really well for me, and I wanted to share for those with similar issues, and for feedback! The container is 21 by 39 inches, 17 inches high, with opaque sides. I have 4-5 inches of coco coir substrate, soaked from bricks to remove dust and squeezed for...
  5. LordTurtlington

    Lord Turtlington introduction

    My name is Lord Turtlington, I am a 6(ish) month old Sulcata Tortoise living in London. My owner is trying their best to take good care of me but would love some advice especially when it comes to the English climate and food to eat as there’s such conflicting information online! I am 9cm long...
  6. S

    Building a redfoot enclosure/live plant ideas

    I am currently in the process of upgrading my redfoots enclosure and, after much research, decided to go ahead and design/build it myself. I am hoping to make it into a vivarium but have seen many mixed reviews about which plants to use. So far I have purchased a tortoise seed mix to plant in...
  7. J

    Hermanns Tortoise Help!

    Hi all I am fairly new to this so please bare with me! I have a (aprox) 1 year old Hermanns tortoise and am struggling with the enclosure. I currently use a mix of Tortoise Life Substrate and Orchid Bark which it seems fine with…. Unless anyone else has any other recommendations. But I am...
  8. Ruffinions

    8ft x 4ft vivarium

    Hi all I am looking at getting an 8ft x 4ft vivarium. Where can I buy one or has anyone get any plans for how to build my own Thanks in advance David
  9. Scollins17

    Tortoise Enclosure Cleaning

    Hi I'm buying a used vivarium for my yearling tortoise. Should I just wash it out with hot water and scrub it or is there any other disinfecting procedures I should do?
  10. T

    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...
  11. T

    Heating my new viv

    Hi, I have just bought a new viv for my tortoise. His old one was 2 foot tall and his new one is 14 inches tall inside. I don’t know what’s the best way to heat it as the basking spot I have currently is about 6.5 inches including the bulb. If I put this in his new viv there would be about 7...
  12. T

    Enclosure Queries

    Hello, I'm currently trying to set up my adult Russian's new 8x3ft wooden vivarium but would really appreciate some advice on a few things please before I move him in there: - There seems to be little black bugs all in the orchid bark, like really tiny flies. Does anyone know how I can get rid...
  13. B

    New redfoot set up help and advice needed.

    Hi hoping you can help i have just got a redfoot and reptile shop appears to have given me bad advice so have lost faith. Have had to set up in a viv as i have dogs in the house. Inhave a 5.0 UVB tube and a 100w infrared heat bulb on a thermostat. Is this a good set up? Is there anything i need...
  14. turtwigtortoise

    Closed or open?

    Hi all, I know this is a highly debated topic, but just wanted some no nonsense opinions on whether a vivarium or tortoise table is the correct choice for my little tort, the contradicting information can get a little frustrating. I know it can vary based on breed and age. My tort is a 1 year...
  15. H

    Substrate Questions (Pine wood poisoning?)

    Hello everyone! My tortoise (tortellini, age 6-9 months (my guess!), weight 79g, scl 7cm) is living in a vivarium at the moment. I thought this was best because he's really young and I got him when he was a hatchling 4 months ago - it's super dry where I am in the winter and I can't dedicate an...
  16. lionheartHC

    How often do I feed my Sulcata hatchling?

    I now have my enclosure finished! Ambient temps sticking around 85F and humidity is always between 70% and 80%. Side note, he has a humid hide that stays at 100% humidity. Should I shoot for a constant 80% in the entire enclosure at all times or will 70% suffice? My question is how often should...
  17. ayrgrn

    Vivarium for yearling tort

    Hello, I have a tortoise table that I build for my 1yr 3month old tort it is 4ft by 2ft, I've had my tort since February this year and he seems to be doing just fine, however I am struggling with a small bit of pyramiding due to the low-ish humidity that I cannot really control in a tortoise...
  18. Itsbeacons

    Anyone into Vivariums and Dart Frogs?

    Trying to get a thread going here about these little guys. There's not much talk online about vivariums or darts like there are for tortoises. I'm building a realistic vivarium with Bumble Bee Dart Frogs in them. I just bought an Exo Terra 18x18x24 terrarium for $150 on a 20% coupon, Josh's...
  19. BentoNeko

    Here's my Eastern Boxie Enclosure! How can I improve?

    Hello everyone! Here is a picture of my one year old Eastern box turtles enclosure! I'm wanting to give it a makeover and make it better for her! I was hoping you guys would comment and tell me how i can improve! Her substrate is a mixture of top soil and sand, but I was thinking of adding...
  20. Autiwara

    exo terra large tall (36x18x36/90x45x60) for juvenile red foot??

    I currently have my small red foot tortoise in an exo terra large wide (36x18) but was thinking of switching it out with the large tall, it would still be 36" long but taller so that I could maybe plant some stuff and hang the mvb lamp and CHE inside of the tank by a chain so it wouldn't have to...