Dog house ramp?

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krh11b23

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Can some of you who use a dog house as a hide, share how u made a ramp for your torts to enter.
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Hinge on the bottom and when the door is lowered, it is the ramp. I don't have a picture, but if no one shares before tomorrow morning, I'll go get a picture.
 

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image.jpeg I hinged my door on top to make like a little roof over the ramp. I made a separate ramp so I could put sides on it.
Just make sure the angle isn't too steep and I used roof shingles for gripping or you can put small strips of wood across every so many inches.
 

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I built up the ground in front of the house with gravel and soil. Eventually grass sprouted and it looked like it had always been there.
I would also consider a small, cement pad/ramp. A small, rough surface is beneficial for the nails.
Right now my houses are slightly sunk into the ground so that the entrances are flush at ground level.
 

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I use a little piece of board as a door lock, then when the door is open, I put that board in the back of the door in the space between the door and the night box.

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The tortoises don't fall off the edges because it's low enough for them to just step off onto the dirt.
 

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Here's a pix of the entrance and ramp to our Sully's heated house. The nice oval bristle door mat provides the perfect grip for easy access.
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Here is one of my sulcatas door, When I built the house I made the door opening bigger than needed for the tortoise. The door is insulated and hinged on the bottom and used as the ramp when open. I built an insulated panel to cover the large opening with a smaller entrance to sorta fit the tortoise and have enlarged this opening a couple times as he grew, it now measures 24 in wide x 17 in high. I remove the panel in summer I set it back up today just to get the pic. I use several layers of flaps for windbreaks. Picture 549 copywh3.jpg Picture 547 copywh2.jpg Picture 551 copywh1.jpg
 

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Here is one of my sulcatas door, When I built the house I made the door opening bigger than needed for the tortoise. The door is insulated and hinged on the bottom and used as the ramp when open. I built an insulated panel to cover the large opening with a smaller entrance to sorta fit the tortoise and have enlarged this opening a couple times as he grew, it now measures 24 in wide x 17 in high. I remove the panel in summer I set it back up today just to get the pic. I use several layers of flaps for windbreaks. View attachment 175929 View attachment 175928 View attachment 175927

Hey Len, is that a little Box Turtle that was burrowed/hiding under Sully's ramp?
 

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This is Barry's ramp to get out off shed through is dog flap outside
 

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Mine is a door with hinges on the bottom also ! It is a little steeper than many , so I just threw an old rug over it rather than make sides !

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This is one of my houses.
 

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Here is one of my sulcatas door, When I built the house I made the door opening bigger than needed for the tortoise. The door is insulated and hinged on the bottom and used as the ramp when open. I built an insulated panel to cover the large opening with a smaller entrance to sorta fit the tortoise and have enlarged this opening a couple times as he grew, it now measures 24 in wide x 17 in high. I remove the panel in summer I set it back up today just to get the pic. I use several layers of flaps for windbreaks. View attachment 175929 View attachment 175928 View attachment 175927
It only took me about 8 years but I finally spruced Walkers house up a little.This is what it looks like now. Walkers repaired house.jpg Walkers repaired house 1.jpg Walkers repaired house 2.jpg
 

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I have had a dog house sitting in the corner of my yard for three years that my dogs absolutely refuse to use. At this point I assumed it was haunted. I took in two new sulcatas yesterday. Outside setting up areas for them and I thought I lost one already. Nope he found and claimed the dog house. At least somebody will use the stupid thing. With a little bit of work maybe it can be his I guess.
 
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