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Again, that's not what this forum is about, letting wrong, bad, dangerous info sit on this forum without corrections. There are other forums that will let you get away with putting your torts in danger and say nothing. That is not thi forum. So if you think that is what you will get on thiz forum, you won't. So get used to it.
Btw, did you give the Male enough Tim's to even settle into a new enclosure without the female being around for him to hassle? Tortoises do everything slow. Giving him enough time to realize there was no one else in his territory probably would have settled him down. Months sometimes it can take.
You are so far talking out your backside it's unreal.. none of my tortoises are in any sort of danger. I did NOT come on her promoting free roaming so back up. Good God I should be able to come on here and talk to ppl who house similar without bored folks like yourself. Please move on with your unwanted opinions already. Have a great day
 

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You are so far talking out your backside it's unreal.. none of my tortoises are in any sort of danger. I did NOT come on her promoting free roaming so back up. Good God I should be able to come on here and talk to ppl who house similar without bored folks like yourself. Please move on with your unwanted opinions already. Have a great day
I think you need to get over it. If you would have read my first post completely without such attitude, you would have answered that you house them in the way that I feel is okay. Pull your head out and lose the attitude and half these posts wouldn't have even been written!!!
 

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@Meesh : If you go back and re-read the title of your post, you'll understand why we're being negative about your thread. Also, you didn't really explain so we all could understand.

So now, after reading the whole thread, I think what you're saying is that you have set up a room for each tortoise, and the whole room is the enclosure? You've made it safe for a tortoise with lights and heat, etc.

Now, if you go back and re-read Wellington's original answer to your first post, you'll see that she has agreed that setting up a safe room for the tortoise is an ok thing, but allowing the tortoise to have the whole house is not.
 

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@Meesh : If you go back and re-read the title of your post, you'll understand why we're being negative about your thread. Also, you didn't really explain so we all could understand.

So now, after reading the whole thread, I think what you're saying is that you have set up a room for each tortoise, and the whole room is the enclosure? You've made it safe for a tortoise with lights and heat, etc.

Now, if you go back and re-read Wellington's original answer to your first post, you'll see that she has agreed that setting up a safe room for the tortoise is an ok thing, but allowing the tortoise to have the whole house is not.
Glad to see you were able to get it.
 

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I think you need to get over it. If you would have read my first post completely without such attitude, you would have answered that you house them in the way that I feel is okay. Pull your head out and lose the attitude and half these posts wouldn't have even been written!!!
They shouldn't have been written anyway when the first sentence said not to post your unwanted opinions. Ppl should be able to come on here without being bombarded by ppl like you! You're the reason some don't even post!! & why i never used to. & why ppl like me feel the need to even start out a post with "save.your bullcrap" I did not come on here promoting free roaming, if I had, you would be justified. But I didn't and I clearly stated I ONLY wanted to communicate with ppl who house similar. Apparently that escaped you. SMH when someone tells you they don't want your opinion, respect it!! Common sense.
 

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They shouldn't have been written anyway when the first sentence said not to post your unwanted opinions. Ppl should be able to come on here without being bombarded by ppl like you! You're the reason some don't even post!! & why i never used to. & why ppl like me feel the need to even start out a post with "save.your bullcrap" I did not come on here promoting free roaming, if I had, you would be justified. But I didn't and I clearly stated I ONLY wanted to communicate with ppl who house similar. Apparently that escaped you. SMH when someone tells you they don't want your opinion, respect it!! Common sense.
I'm done now. It's not going to happen! It's not what this forum is about and you are just wanting to control what people can say and it's not up to you!
You don't like it then don't post!
 

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I'm done now. It's not going to happen! It's not what this forum is about and you are just wanting to control what people can say and it's not up to you!
You don't like it then don't post!
But it did happen bc i posted it.. And asking you to keep your unwanted opinions to yourself is not trying to control what people say lol omg.. Weird!!
 

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Is this a link of a sick tort who swallowed something off a floor

Yes! I gave him my spare room. I put a tarp down & use the same substrate from his enclosure. I also let him roam the back yard which is close to his room thru a sliding glass door in the hallway so he has to cross the hallway to go out so I always make sure the floor is clean of any small objects. But at night I block it off so he is only in his area
Yep it is why we don't like roaming. Dedicating a whole room to them is a different thing. My wife even asked why did I pretty up the outdoor enclosure for my leopard and not my Russian. She does understand the Russian requires almost prison level accommodations due to their escape ability. The leopard is gentle to the hostas cause he hides under them! IMG 3361 IMG 1773
 

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Hi, im not here to have anyone tell me im right or wrong for how I raise my tortoises. Im here to see if anyone else houses theirs the same & give my opinion & experience on free roaming/cage free.
You don't get to decide what the comments are on public forum. It seems like you've made this post and thread to stir up arguments. You knew darn well that several of us would speak up against "free roaming" loose in a house, which is what your thread title suggests. Then after a whole page of arguing and saucy back talk, you admit that your tortoises are not free roaming, and in fact you've simply made safe, dedicated enclosures for them on the floor in various rooms of your house. Thats not free roaming, and you know its not. Your tortoises are not "cage free" roaming loose in your house. They are simply in large cages made using the floor and walls of your home. It sure seems like you were/are intentionally stirring up arguments and attention. If not then your thread title would have been something like: "Large Tortoise Enclosures Made On The Floor In My House", or "Anyone else making large tortoise enclosure out of rooms in their house?"

If you don't want anyone telling you that you are right or wrong for how you raise your tortoises, then I would advise you not to post about how you raise your tortoises on a public tortoise forum with tens of thousands of members all over the world. I think what you meant to say is: Please only comment if you are going to tell me what I want to hear. That ain't how this works. I get told I'm wrong several times a year, and most of the time the person telling me is absolutely right, and has good intentions for doing so. What you ought to do is post pics and more explanation of how you are doing it. The elements that are good will inspire and help others. The elements that are potentially bad or dangerous will be pointed out to you, and you can make your own enclosures even better. THAT is how this forum works. If you already think you are doing it perfectly and already know everything, then no need to post here asking for feedback.

You are right on for figuring out that adults males aren't going to get along, and that your pet store is clueless about selling them in pairs. You are also doing it right by making large enclosures for your tortoises. My question is: Why are you giving repeat business to people who you know are doing harm to animals and giving terrible advice?
 

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They shouldn't have been written anyway when the first sentence said not to post your unwanted opinions. Ppl should be able to come on here without being bombarded by ppl like you! You're the reason some don't even post!! & why i never used to. & why ppl like me feel the need to even start out a post with "save.your bullcrap" I did not come on here promoting free roaming, if I had, you would be justified. But I didn't and I clearly stated I ONLY wanted to communicate with ppl who house similar. Apparently that escaped you. SMH when someone tells you they don't want your opinion, respect it!! Common sense.
Damn it!!! You are going to fight even AFTER everyone is agreeing with you and trying to understand what you mean. You don't have the right to tell ppl (as you call them) not to reply to your post...that is exactly why we spend hours reading posts from arrogant insulting newcomers like yourself, so we can make sure to let all the other newcomers know that tortoises on the floor of any house is not alright.
And I'm telling you I don't like what you say...so do not respond to my comments...
 

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Damn it!!! You are going to fight even AFTER everyone is agreeing with you and trying to understand what you mean. You don't have the right to tell ppl (as you call them) not to reply to your post...that is exactly why we spend hours reading posts from arrogant insulting newcomers like yourself, so we can make sure to let all the other newcomers know that tortoises on the floor of any house is not alright.
And I'm telling you I don't like what you say...so do not respond to my comments...
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You don't get to decide what the comments are on public forum. It seems like you've made this post and thread to stir up arguments. You knew darn well that several of us would speak up against "free roaming" loose in a house, which is what your thread title suggests. Then after a whole page of arguing and saucy back talk, you admit that your tortoises are not free roaming, and in fact you've simply made safe, dedicated enclosures for them on the floor in various rooms of your house. Thats not free roaming, and you know its not. Your tortoises are not "cage free" roaming loose in your house. They are simply in large cages made using the floor and walls of your home. It sure seems like you were/are intentionally stirring up arguments and attention. If not then your thread title would have been something like: "Large Tortoise Enclosures Made On The Floor In My House", or "Anyone else making large tortoise enclosure out of rooms in their house?"

If you don't want anyone telling you that you are right or wrong for how you raise your tortoises, then I would advise you not to post about how you raise your tortoises on a public tortoise forum with tens of thousands of members all over the world. I think what you meant to say is: Please only comment if you are going to tell me what I want to hear. That ain't how this works. I get told I'm wrong several times a year, and most of the time the person telling me is absolutely right, and has good intentions for doing so. What you ought to do is post pics and more explanation of how you are doing it. The elements that are good will inspire and help others. The elements that are potentially bad or dangerous will be pointed out to you, and you can make your own enclosures even better. THAT is how this forum works. If you already think you are doing it perfectly and already know everything, then no need to post here asking for feedback.

You are right on for figuring out that adults males aren't going to get along, and that your pet store is clueless about selling them in pairs. You are also doing it right by making large enclosures for your tortoises. My question is: Why are you giving repeat business to people who you know are doing harm to animals and giving terrible advice?
If you read the post your ignorant comment doesnt make sense with you saying my terrible advice? Are you special? Lol I did not give anyone "advice" i came.on here saying what i do. Which none of you are going to change and asked to speak to similar housing ppl which after getting all kinds of messeges is ALOT!!! THEY JUST DIDNT WANA COMMENT BC OF ALL THESE SELF PROCLAIMED TORTOISE EXPERTS who think their opinions are gold and law lol .. Its common sense when someone asks you to keep your bs to yourself, move on lol y'all must be bored bro smh
 

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One hermann in a 6' by 8' enclosure. And thats the point i am not trying to learn something about enclosures. I clearly stated I was curious if anyone else was doing this. That's it. I am not trying to be rude to anyone & i know you and others provide great feedback to people but when someone comes on here saying they don't want that, then dont please. Everytime i post someth on here I get 4 or 5 self proclaimed "tortoise experts" forcing unwanted opinions
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I'm blessed with the South Fla weather so this isn't really a problem I face, but I am curious to hear from the folks with indoor enclosures. Specially those that have bigger breeds.

1) Doesn't the smell become a problem?
2) What are the major dangers associated with letting a tortoise free roam the house (not that I would anyway, read point #1)
 
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