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Live plants

Discussion in 'American box turtles' started by MissCatsTurtle, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. MissCatsTurtle

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    What plants am I allowed to put in my box turtle baby Ellie’s home?
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    Anything edible - viola, pansy, hosta - there are many. Personally, I use plastic weighted bottom aquarium plants because the box turtles dig up the substrate so bad.
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    Anything you plant...For any tortoise....Be willing to replace them often.
    They will be trampled, eaten, etc.
    You can keep some of the damage to a minimum by not planting against the walls. Give the tortoise enough room to walk between the wall and the plants. Because they often walk the parimiter of the enclosure. And they plow right through.
    Don't buy expensive plants.
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    She’s still only about as big as a 50cent piece lol
    I read they help with keeping humidity though..
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    They might help with evaporation by making shade or simply in the fact that you are watering them.
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