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A little slice of Nature...(Hermanni Hermanni)

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosures' started by KevinGG, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. KevinGG

    KevinGG Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I finally finished the new enclosure for the new additions (1.2 Sardinian Testudo Hermanni Hermanni) I figure I’ll try something a little different. I’ll just post some pictures and answer any questions people have. This way I don’t write 500% too much with info no one cares about. :)

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    Thanks for looking. More photos and videos on my Instagram: @theturtleisyou :)
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    That is a beautiful buddy. How big is it and its home?
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    This is a beautiful enclosure for your torts. Da you have a heat bulb or UVB bulb in the lamp above ?
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    It's really nice! But can they get into the spanish jar hide? And if they do, might they climb up the sides and tip over?
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    And what about the humidity?
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    KevinGG Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    It is not a hide. It is too high and narrow for them to fit inside of. Regular indoor humidity is fine for the adults of this species. I do try and mist them down most mornings as they would receive coastal mist in the wild.
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    KevinGG Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    No uvb. These tortoises spend the majority of the year outdoors and come inside only for the colder months. The lamp in the back left corner is a flood light that provides heat for the basking area.
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    KevinGG Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you. It is almost exactly 7ft x 5ft excluding the cutout for the curtain.
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    Okay. So they don`t brumate. My Hermanns also not brumate and live outdoors in summer.
    Do your torts eat leafs of the money tree ? Do they like them ?
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    All of the plants I picked are edible but not the best tasting or the best textured. They’ve only been in the habitat for a few days now, but so far no problems.
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    I only asked because I have a money tree too but I am not sure to feed the leaves to my tortoises.
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    You can, but they might not like it. The more common name is jade plant and it is edible.
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    KevinGG Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I did this on my instagram, @theturtleisyou, so I thought I’d post these pictures here too (plus a few extras:)). Hopefully, these provide some context to how the table was built. Thanks for looking:).

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    Nice skills
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    KevinGG Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you:)
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    Thanks Carol
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    Nice enclosure! Random question - how are you going to access the curtains in front of the enclosure?
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    KevinGG Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you . Good question haha. I think I’m going to buy one of the extendable claws that people with limited mobility use to reach.
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    Nice work
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