- May 23, 2015
i'll be moving my leopard tortoise outside soon in mid march, shes about 10 inches long, 7 inches wide, the temperatures will still be pretty cold 40-55, possibly lower. I was planning on making a heated house/box (4x4) and putting it inside a greenhouse (at least 9x5). On cold days I would open her box (she could go in and out like a dog door) but keep the greenhouse closed and on warmer days I would open the heated house and greenhouse so that she could roam the rest of the area. Im just nervous that on cooler days she wont go back into her heated house when she starts to get cold. And sometimes we get weather that changes really fast and I dont want her to be caught outside of her heated house and greenhouse if that happens. Also, do ya'll think the greenhouse is necessary, I want to use it to allow her to have a larger area to roam on colder days but I know alot of people just have a heated house out in the open and let their tortoise go in and out as they please. I live in NC btw. But on really cold days do you keep the heated house closed all day, I just dont think she would go back into her house and that would worry me all day until I got home from work. I appreciate any help and thoughts.