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I'd really like to see some of your Tortoise habitat's

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosures' started by Billna64, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Billna64

    Billna64 Well-Known Member

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    I need ideas anyway
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    It's getting old. But I have a short video on Youtube:
    REDFOOT HABITAT FLORIDA STYLE
    It's my semi maintenance free and inexpensive to make enclosure.
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    Ok great
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    Indoors or outside?

    Here's where my 110lb Dudley lives:

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    And here's where my hatchling leopards live:
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    I love the cat in the one picture. Hahaha
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    IMG_0122.jpg Here’s an old picture of Curtis’s!
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    T Smart Active Member 5 Year Member

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    When the Chicago weather cooperates, this is where my little guy goes.
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    On top is our rescued gideon a ruasian tort. 2nd level is pur 3 yearling redfoots and a cherry head. 1st floor is red- our male 4yr old redfoot. Its 8x2. Wifey and I will be upgrading everyone to a 9x4. Planning it out now.

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    I have a Russian enclosure that has two 4x8 sections. I also have two sulcata enclosures. I wish they were MUCH bigger.

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    Do you have any issues with your timber warping? I've used that type of lumber in the past and a few will twist and curl in odd (and unusable) ways. The pen looks perfect by the way.
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    One of the 2x2 boards has warped a little. We haven’t had problems with the landscaping timbers. Not so far.
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    "Frank & Lou's" temporary indoor habitat until fenced outdoor habitat grounds with shed & heat box is completed. IMG_20181130_110132.jpeg IMG_20181130_110141.jpeg
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    We just built this for our two Russians to replace the aquarium they came in and have lived in the last year. IMG_2216.JPG
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    A converted bike store. Very well insulated for year round use in England. 20181205_130837.jpeg
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    I'm considering buying a house that has a "no-longer-in-use" large concrete in the ground pool. My idea is to permanently open pool drain, then place layer of stone for drainage, then fill remainder of pool with natural dirt sand mix 2' from top. Then plant edible plants, shade bushes, a appropriate size heat box.
    There are hooks around side of pool that were previously used for pool cover. I think I can utilize them in conjunction with wire fencing so as to provide protection to my Tortoises from predators as well as to lay a partial cover over to provide more shade on those very hot days.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well as constructive critism.
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    Opening the pool drain will do nothing to create drainage. The pool drain is connected to pipes which go back to the surface for a pump to suck water from the pool. It is a closed system and not a "drain". An old pool will simply hold water and with enough rain, fill up. You will end up with a decaying mess in the bottom layers.
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    I'm still learning about tortises myself so I'm not very knowledgeable, but I have to say when I read your post, I saw your vision and was extremely jealous!! Sorry about the drain situation. :(
    (Maybe you could start a thread of your own asking if there's any other way the pool could be used.)
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    Here in southern Nevada we grow boulders, so I put these to use. We get like an average of 7 inches of rain a year via flash flood and monsoon. You can see the change of season in the photos. Started this enclosure short notice back in April for adoption of 5 year old Sulcata. I am constantly adding and enhancing. Cinder blocks and railroad ties extend for underground perimeter. Water in cinder block corner by hose. IMG_1261.jpg IMG_1796.jpg IMG_1223.jpg IMG_1804.jpg IMG_1802.jpg IMG_1807.jpg IMG_1799.jpg IMG_1800.jpg
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