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rsmit02

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Ok here they are the before and after pics of my little guy in his new outdoor enclosure. It has a bath, 2 hides, and is planted with Russian tortoise mix grown to various stages for ongoing food. It is surrounded by a hard wire dog fence and covered by a firm deer mesh. The substrate is topsoil with reptibark on the paths round the greenery. The plant you see is a coleus I got the name from the tortoisetable.com which said it was safe and edible landscaping.

I am not sure how much food to supplement him outside he is used to a shell sized handful of mixed greens a day. I would also love some input on other plants to plant for eating and perhaps a bush for shade or cover.

You can see my RT in the finished enclosure trying to climb on top of his hide box loltortbefore.jpgtort.jpgtort closeup.jpg
 
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That's nice :D, where'd you get the wading pool from? Couldn't he walk up the slide part or not enough traction?
 

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HE. IS. CUTE!
They love sprouts. When he goes through them (mowed down), you can supplement again with a shell sized amount of varied food. He looks very active, so he can eat as much as he wants of the sprouts.
If you have the time, I notice my torts eat some after they warm up in the am, and then become active again around 3-4p and like another smaller amount at that time, before they retire for the night. :rolleyes:
Very nice.
 

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I used the kiddie pool idea for a few months when were in transition and I drilled holes 1/2 inch all around the bottom of the sides for drainage. Worked really well. We only had one good rain, (Phoenix, AZ)
 

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You did a nice job! I too had wondered about the slide part.
 

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Very cool, great re-purposing of the kiddie-pool! :) I bet your tortoise loves it.

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Ok here they are the before and after pics of my little guy in his new outdoor enclosure. It has a bath, 2 hides, and is planted with Russian tortoise mix grown to various stages for ongoing food. It is surrounded by a hard wire dog fence and covered by a firm deer mesh. The substrate is topsoil with reptibark on the paths round the greenery. The plant you see is a coleus I got the name from the tortoisetable.com which said it was safe and edible landscaping.

I am not sure how much food to supplement him outside he is used to a shell sized handful of mixed greens a day. I would also love some input on other plants to plant for eating and perhaps a bush for shade or cover.

You can see my RT in the finished enclosure trying to climb on top of his hide box lol
 
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