Natural insulation

DoubleD1996!

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2021
Messages
715
Location (City and/or State)
Memphis
As the leaves fall, they make great natural insulation for your turtle and tortoise houses for the winter. My box turtles and tortoises love to nestle down in it along with mulch and dirt. I like to pack the leaves inside the houses as well as around the sides and on top. I got the idea for these shelters from the Arizona Game and fish, but added my own twist using roofing shingles I have left from house to make it 100% rain proof. I'll link their video below.

 

Attachments

  • 20211012_164133.jpg
    20211012_164133.jpg
    1.8 MB · Views: 7
  • 20211012_164127.jpg
    20211012_164127.jpg
    2 MB · Views: 6
  • 20211012_164147.jpg
    20211012_164147.jpg
    2 MB · Views: 7
  • 20211012_164139.jpg
    20211012_164139.jpg
    2.8 MB · Views: 7

ZenHerper

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2020
Messages
2,080
Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
Leaves are the best. They hold heat, air, and humidity Just Right over winter. Great thick piles prevent surface freezing in most temperate zones.

And they provide a great place for worms and other inverts to surface when spring arrives. The mulch is ready to feed nascent weed beds.
 

wellington

Well-Known Member
Moderator
10 Year Member!
Tortoise Club
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
41,903
Location (City and/or State)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Yea, I know a lot of members use their fallen leaves to cover their hibernating Box turtles for winter.
I give my Russian them even though I don't hibernate him just cuz he likes to dig into them.
 

New Posts

Top