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wellington

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What kind of yard and indoor area do you have to house one?
Are you looking to buy a hatchling of a medium specie or one that's already grown to more of adult size?
 

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What kind of yard and indoor area do you have to house one?
Are you looking to buy a hatchling of a medium specie or one that's already grown to more of adult size?
My 25 year old small russian died a few months ago and i have his smaller 5x5 enclosure for inside and outside. I have a room in my basement where I was planning on making a room for it if I get a bigger one. I would prefer a hatchling, however I’m not picky and would love to help one out as well.
 

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My 25 year old small russian died a few months ago and i have his smaller 5x5 enclosure for inside and outside. I have a room in my basement where I was planning on making a room for it if I get a bigger one. I would prefer a hatchling, however I’m not picky and would love to help one out as well.
A 5x5 is too small for even an adult Russian. They need a minimum of a 4x8. Most others of medium size need a lot bigger that that. Most need a room size enclosure.
I'd stick with a Russian but you have to go bigger then what you had.
There is a Star tortoise that stays smaller but still not in a 5x5. The smallest enclosure should be at the least a 4x8 and that's fur Russians, star, pancake.
 

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A 5x5 is too small for even an adult Russian. They need a minimum of a 4x8. Most others of medium size need a lot bigger that that. Most need a room size enclosure.
I'd stick with a Russian but you have to go bigger then what you had.
There is a Star tortoise that stays smaller but still not in a 5x5. The smallest enclosure should be at the least a 4x8 and that's fur Russians, star, pancake.
I thought maybe you were replying because you had something available not to give me basic tortoise enclosure sizing requirements. I have a larger enclosure that my mom will be using for the next few months. The implication was that I have a 5 x 5 for now that is plenty suitable for a hatchling. Thanks for the unsolicited advice though.
 

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I thought maybe you were replying because you had something available not to give me basic tortoise enclosure sizing requirements. I have a larger enclosure that my mom will be using for the next few months. The implication was that I have a 5 x 5 for now that is plenty suitable for a hatchling. Thanks for the unsolicited advice though.
Wow, you said your Russian lived in a 5x5 and all I was doing was informing you that was to small. You said you wanted a mid size tortoise. That doesn't explain hatchling or adult! When you answered you pretty much said both, but preferred hatchling.
Sorry I was trying to help. I guess you got it all figured out!
 

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