RedFoot Enclosure

Janelle Green

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Plum and cherry trees grow in my cold climate.
I have a cherry tree :) they grow great in Colorado but the tortoise enclosure is not where the cherry tree is I was to worried if I put their enclosure near the cherry tree that they'd eat the cherry pits on the ground. I cut cherries in half take the pit out than give it to them. I have 14 trees in my backyard so plenty of trees i need bushes flowers small plants that would be safe for them. Backyard stays nice and shady in our hot summers . Would blackberries be fine ?
 

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I'm either going to make a concrete pool for them or buy something like that maybe a bird bath top . And I'm adding a rock waterfall in their enclosure as well . Saw one at petsmart for $45 but thinking I can find any rock waterfall that'll work the same and be cheaper. I want it too look like a rainforest resemble their natural habitat as best I can. I've been watching the videos on making a concrete tortoise pool and looks simple enough
 

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I don't need a tortoise pool with a drain I have the time to spray and clean it out every day . Anyone have any easy tips for making a big tortoise pool that's shallow?
 

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I have a cherry tree :) they grow great in Colorado but the tortoise enclosure is not where the cherry tree is I was to worried if I put their enclosure near the cherry tree that they'd eat the cherry pits on the ground. I cut cherries in half take the pit out than give it to them. I have 14 trees in my backyard so plenty of trees i need bushes flowers small plants that would be safe for them. Backyard stays nice and shady in our hot summers . Would blackberries be fine ?
Blackberries are fine, but not one of mine will eat them.
 

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Blackberries are fine, but not one of mine will eat them.
Foxy won't eat them either lol I heard their great for them and they love them but she won't touch them . I need to think of something else lol I can never grow strawberries I suck at it
 

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Foxy won't eat them either lol I heard their great for them and they love them but she won't touch them . I need to think of something else lol I can never grow strawberries I suck at it
Nobody sucks at growing strawberries. It's easy, stick them in the ground and following year they will go mad with runners resetting to form another plant.
 

Janelle Green

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Nobody sucks at growing strawberries. It's easy, stick them in the ground and following year they will go mad with runners resetting to form another plant.
No I really do they always die on me lol I tried to do them from seed this spring and they never came up My new indoor red foot enclosure is almost finished! It turned out beautiful I'm very surprised lol i used a list of safe plants for them on here so thank u guys for the help and tips! It was so easy to shop for plants with a list of all safe red foot plants
 

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I have 8 plants in it! It is 6ft long by 7ft 7inches wide. 300lbs of substrate, coco top soil bark mixed substrate and the rainforest reptile miss (forgot the name) in their big sleeping hide .Has a rock pathway in middle so I can get in and clean without getting myself to dirty. We have 4 different light set up spots it's very toasty and warm I am so proud of us :) it's almost finished and I will be posting pictures Tuesday with the new babies in their home!! ❤️it will house 3 yearling red foot tortoises Foxy Casper Wendy
 

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I was shocked to find mine won't eat them, and it's probably one of the most popular wild plant in the uk. :mad:

Blackberries are a nuisance here in Oregon. They are everywhere. Free fruit is great, but jungles of spiky bushes aren't so much.
 

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Blackberries are a nuisance here in Oregon. They are everywhere. Free fruit is great, but jungles of spiky bushes aren't so much.
Same here, we pick lbs of them to make jam, pies and wine :D. Can't believe our reds won't eat them.
 

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Same here, we pick lbs of them to make jam, pies and wine :D. Can't believe our reds won't eat them.
My red doesn't like them either! She's picky she doesn't like blueberries either. Strawberries and pumpkin are her favorite treats so far
 

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For fruit mine go nuts for pretty much anything sugary. They didn't care for starfruit and that's about it.

Oh and grape leaves, all of my torts eat them readily.
 

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Try papaya and mango if you can get it. Mine seem to like plums the most.
Mango no go lol I'll try papaya I live a block away from an organic grocery store I do all my shopping there and they sell exotic fruits and veggies they always have dandelion greens I get for $2 a bundle
 

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