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maggie3fan

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That's so cool! I don't mean to correct you...those are Rose of Sharon, in the Hibiscus family, but the flowers are a wee bit smaller and they handle snow and ice...
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I used to have several Russians and they didn't graze on blooms at all...
one of my several Rose of Sharon bushes
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maggie3fan

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Glad to hear they like them. I'm dedicating an acre next year to a sulcata. But it gets cold here so I have to build some sort of building or green house for winter.
I live in the Pacific North West it snows and ices here...I keep Sulcata...my tort shed is 20'x12' heated and insulated, the temp stays a constant 85 degrees. There are different Sulcata pens so that one is being grazed down while the others rest. I also have Redfoot very temperature sensitive he is happy in the shed and his outside pen.
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in the rainy part of winter
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There are doggie doors on both side of the shed, so the tortoises can go and come at will...
inside the shed are UVB lights, CHE heater for each tort, a heater that keeps the ambient temps up, and sleeping boxes for each tort... there are different species in the shed but they do not have contact with each other..hth
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DoubleD1996!

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I live in the Pacific North West it snows and ices here...I keep Sulcata...my tort shed is 20'x12' heated and insulated, the temp stays a constant 85 degrees. There are different Sulcata pens so that one is being grazed down while the others rest. I also have Redfoot very temperature sensitive he is happy in the shed and his outside pen.
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in the rainy part of winter
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There are doggie doors on both side of the shed, so the tortoises can go and come at will...
inside the shed are UVB lights, CHE heater for each tort, a heater that keeps the ambient temps up, and sleeping boxes for each tort... there are different species in the shed but they do not have contact with each other..hth
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This is amazing and you just gave me so much inspiration. I have lots of insulation and dry wall. I was going to do something similar with an elevated floor made of concrete, build walls around it, insulate, dry wall and a substrate at the bottom. I also know an electrician I was going to get to a solar panels on the roof and outlets inside and then hang the lights... now I just want to buy a shed😂 but I love building things.
 
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