Actually I would love to find a good lucite one. I think wood is gross (too porous) and glass is obviously fragile and heavy. I know people say to line it, but Morla is a ferocious digger and would rip/put holes in it in no time.Any particular reason you want glass? Just curious. Otherwise a bookshelf on it's back with the shelves taken out is an idea I've seen tossed around.
It is. Which is why I just cringe when I see the torts and turts at pet stores--and don't feel one ounce of shame or regret spoiling the crap out of Morla!!!I
Actually I would love to find a good lucite one. I think wood is gross (too porous) and glass is obviously fragile and heavy. I know people say to line it, but Morla is a ferocious digger and would rip/put holes in it in no time.
I'd love to find someone who could make one for me but I haven't found anyone yet.
I'm big on re purposing items that I find at the local flea market.
Be constantly looking for something that is the right shape and size for use with your tortoises.
My redfoots are raised in 4’x2’ pvc enclosures. PVC enclosures can be quite expensive but Reptile Basics makes nice, more affordable ones and S.O.G. Plastics makes the most affordable PVC enclosures I’ve found. I haven’t used them yet but have read great reviews. https://sogplastics.com/
These can still be out of some people’s desired budgets but worth it for maintaining heat and humidity with a nice aesthetic. I don’t raise Russians so I am not sure of their requirements but I use radiant heat panels and slim T5 uva/uvb Arcadia lights screwed into the top interior of the enclosures and it’s a great setup for my needs.
There is no glass enclosure commonly sold that is big enough to house a single Russian. You need to build your own. Get a 4x8' sheet of plywood and put walls and legs on it. That is the cheapest way to go. And most practical too.Been looking around for a while now trying to find any cheaper terrariums/enclosures for some russian torts, haven’t been able to find any so far. Anyone know any cheap glass enclosures (non-‘furnished’)
4x2 is really small for adult RF's. That's only 8 sq ft., right? I am assuming yours are very young. I believe adult RF's need like 20-25 sq ft each, or more, when indoors.
And keeping adult RF's together IMHO is a no-no. They are totally solitary in nature. One will dominate the other in a small space and the stress on the weaker RF will really harm it - food, hiding, etc.