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Considering “terrarium table”

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosures' started by Kupcake, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Kupcake

    Kupcake New Member

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    We want to get a Leo tort and are planning out the indoor and outdoor enclosures. I have been planning to modify a coffee table but then I ran across this and was wondering if I reinforced the doors could we use this for a couple of years?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00N...rium+table&dpPl=1&dpID=51uPOzTmEiL&ref=plSrch

    Thoughts or ideas?

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    I was thinking I could easily build a “drawer” to fit inside to hold the soil/substrate. I could make it out of light weight wood lined with tarp, or pvc sheeting.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    It looks cool, but it is too short to fit your lighting and heating inside, and it will leak substrate and water around the bottom of each glass pane. Unless your tortoise is a very slow grower for some reason, this won't last more than a few months.
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    Depends which species you own, build one out of wood. Build and design as needed for your little one.
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    Way to small
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    I’m realizing this now :) I won’t be going this way. Thanks! Thinking of getting a large coffee table 4’x3’ and converting it to use for the first year or so. Then he will be outdoors almost all of the time
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    I've seen this same table and considered modifying it for a python... But in the end, it's not worth it once you price out the mods needed. Bummer, right?

    Don't these companies know they could do soooo much more business by making products for pet keepers, too? Lol

    Rubbermaid could make a fortune in the pet industry.
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