Tortoise Enclosure Size

sunnythecutie

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Hi all,

Beginning to set up a tortoise enclosure and am in need of some advice.

Tortoise is a Russian, 4.5" in length. We got a preliminary enclosure (we'll probably need a bigger one); it's a plastic bin, dimensions 39.5" L x 20.25" W x 7" H

The height, I think is too small for fixing the lamp up. Additionally, I think she's stressed out and is going in circles.

What dimensions are recommended for a good, large, appropriate enclosure for Sunny? She loves going outside, burrowing in the grass, running around and loves the sun.

Might go to Lowe's/Home Depot but don't know where to start. Do they cut wood there, etc.?

Would appreciate some help, thanks!
 

Tidgy's Dad

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Yes, she sounds stressed.
Four foot by eight foot is an absolute minimum requirement for this species, it would seem.
Don't know the Home depot bit, i'm afraid. :)
 

Loritort

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Sometimes you just have to work with what ya got! If space is so limited you just figure out a way to get the tortoise out and about. I take my buddy outside and even to the park. He enjoys it and so do I!
 
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