10 Year Member!
- Mar 18, 2010
- Location (City and/or State)
- Orange County, California
Team Gomberg said:Ok i bought the cinder block and 5 caps.
I'm going to set one up for my leopard yearling.
Will it really be a cool hide in the warmer weather?
If I let some water run in there when I water the pen in the morning (before the tort goes out) will it be more humid in there?
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I will have to stick a thermometer in the hid to see how cool it is under the current hot weather here in SoCal...but I think it has a better insulation than any bare plastic planter or rubbermaid box would provide.
As for humidity level, it depends the drainage level of your outdoor soil. In my setup, the top level of the soil drains pretty well and it pretty much stay dry throughout the day unless I hose some water on top of the shelter and allow the water to flow into the shelter. But when I dig into the soil, you can find the moistured soil beneath the dry soil. I would say this will be the ideal micro-climate setup for your tortoises.