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Need help in San Diego with enclosure

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by DAC8671, Oct 21, 2017.

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  1. DAC8671

    DAC8671 Member 10 Year Member!

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    Hello everyone. I need some physical help with my sulcata enclosure. I live in San Diego and just recently got my Ralph back. He was being fostered while my family was stationed in Virginia. I need someone to come help me winterize his enclosure. My husband is currently deployed, I have some medical issues that won't allow me to 1) drive to get materials, 2) be able to lift the materials and create anything. Sure I can ask neighbors, but I figured someone from this forum knows what exactly is needed and how to do it.

    Ralph is about 11 years old and is roughly 60-65 pounds.

    Is there anyone who would be willing to help me out?

    PS, I can go with to a store for materials, I just can't drive.
  2. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I'm not able to come down there to help, but here is an example of what to do and how to do it:
    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/another-night-box-thread.88966/

    This thread is for a 4x8' box, but you'll only need a 4x4 with a 16x26" door. The CAD views show exactly how it all goes together. I thought you might be able to show this to whoever helps you as an example of what needs to be done:
    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/h...g-of-toms-night-box-with-exploded-view.97697/
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    Hi,
    I am a new Tort owner-I have a sulcuta-about 9 months old...anyhow, I live in San Diego and could possibly help out. What area of San Diego do you live in?
    Jenna
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    Did you get the help? Better yet, hope deployment ended.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I missed this thread first time around. We have quite a few San Diego members. I hope one of them sees this.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I can contact her through email if anyone would like to help.
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    Please do. I'm about 20-25 miles North depending on area in SD. I can't make a Tom house yet, but DAC8671 mentioned winterizing existing one, which might be something I'm capable of doing as well as transporting parts. Considering her membership, she knows way more about tortoises than me but I can provide some labor. Hopefully, it's a done deal since we may be at the peak of this "bitter" winter. Only 60 at the moment, but under 50 this evening. Thanks
  9. Kapidolo Farms

    Kapidolo Farms Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Yeah on not seeing this. If you still need help give a yell. I'm in C-bad too. Winter is still on us, which is not too much in the first place. [email protected] or 215-483-7675 for direct dialogue.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I've sent her an email letting her know she has a couple offers of help.
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