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Indoor Russian Tortoise Enclosure

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosures' started by That MF Wolf, Apr 9, 2019.

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big enough

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  3. Yes, bigger dont hurt

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  1. That MF Wolf

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    I want to know if an L shape tortoise table that is 4ft by 2ft on both sides of the L is big enough for a full-size Russian tortoise?
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    The recommended minimum here is 8x4 feet, so no, that would not be big enough unless you make it a two story enclosure.

    There are lots of ways to make an enclosure with enough space, so be sure to look around the forum :)
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    Two 4x2’s would be, yes. It would be half of the recommended minimum.
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    so a 4x4 L would be good?
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    No, unless you put 2 together for 4x8. You need 32 square feet. 4x4 is 16.
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    Is it indoors full time or do you have an outdoor enclosure too?
    If this is it's main home then I would say yes go larger, always make them as large as you can.
    If this is only used for times it can't be outside then it would be ok.
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    mainly in doors with a little time outside
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    The Russians really like to roam around and climb over things, think about it this way. an adult is going to be at least 6 inches so it's body alone is going to take up 1/4 of the width L, more if it gets larger than 6 inches. Thats really not leaving much room to move about and explore after you put in food, water, a hide and a basking spot.
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