Redfoot Tortoise enclosure being built

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Redfoot Tortoise Enclosure half way complete. 3 ft by 8 feet. When I put the roof on the space will 4 feet tall.
I still have to:
put the Back piece of plywood on (having Home Depot cut)
the roof on (already cut just need a 8 foot brace for it)
Plastic sheeting in strips around the sides for insulation.
Almost done.

The tortoises will have to live in here 4-5 months a year.

Questions:
For anyone using clear vinyl as the see through wall what thickness are you using? Is 4mil okay?
Any suggestions on a Space heater inside? It only gets down to about 60 in my garage. Garage is also insulated.
What are you all using to humidify an area like that?
 

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I think that your enclosure is going fantastic.....I believe that folks use plexiglass for the viewing part of the enclosures....

You may want to try to use a radiator type heater to avoid drying out the space as well as the cost for continuous operation would be much more desirable...
 

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Yeah these heaters are on sale at Home depot for $49 http://amzn.com/B000TGDGLU . They are suppose to not dry out the air.

I figured a warm air humidifier from Walmart also.

Why would I need a Heated Food Dish? The enclosure will always be 80.
 

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Heat dish, it's a $50 heater for humans. From what I recall its name was Heat Dish. So it's not for feeding... :)


LRTortoises said:
Yeah these heaters are on sale at Home depot for $49 http://amzn.com/B000TGDGLU . They are suppose to not dry out the air.

I figured a warm air humidifier from Walmart also.

Why would I need a Heated Food Dish? The enclosure will always be 80.

Funny part is we use that heater for our master bedroom :) the dogs monopolize it tehehehe
 

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tyrs4u said:
Heat dish, it's a $50 heater for humans. From what I recall its name was Heat Dish. So it's not for feeding... :)


LRTortoises said:
Yeah these heaters are on sale at Home depot for $49 http://amzn.com/B000TGDGLU . They are suppose to not dry out the air.

I figured a warm air humidifier from Walmart also.

Why would I need a Heated Food Dish? The enclosure will always be 80.

Funny part is we use that heater for our master bedroom :) the dogs monopolize it tehehehe



That's hilarious. I was thinking why does the food need to be heated now.
 
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