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newtortoise

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I was wondering if any one had a plan the would be willing to share for a tortoise table. I would be using it for Greeks or Russians.
Thanks:cool:
 

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Have you used the search option here on the forum.....there are tons of enclosures posted in great detail for easy following...maybe type in tortoise enclosure?

Good luck in your search...:p
 

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The easiest way to build a tortoise table is to simply use an old bookcase, none of that new premade ikea stuff, older is better, better built.
 

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What ascott said was a great idea! I have seen so many great enclosures on this forum! Perhaps finding someone here with one that you like the design of - would be a good start? Then ask them if the would like to share the plan? I've shared the plan on mine here when someone asked.

Hope that's helpful. :) Oh, and welcome!!

Here's what mine looks like - if you like it, feel free to borrow from it... but please share pictures! We all seem to love pictures on this forum.
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Here's Sheldon's table.... minus the traction on his ramp - that just went in tonight - and I've not snapped any pictures just yet. It's a work in progress - there's still a few things I want to add to it - but the basic idea is there.
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What dmmj said is great advice, too! I've seen some awesome book case tables... :D
 

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this is my L shaped one i made , the only thing i changed from the blue print was the lighting placement , but works great for my 2 russians

Hey Honey , on yours does that upper section come off to do cleaning in that hide spot under it ? i was thinking of doing the upper level like that but my russians love to dig in and if i had to get them out of there with the way mine is made it would be a pain in the butt lol...
 

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Slowpoke............ I LOVE YOU!!!!! Amazing idea. Mind if i use it? my room is all ready kinda packed :) and the way it fits into the corner is awesome. I will be using it for a Greek. Thanks!
 

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@ slowpoke - You had asked if upper section came off for cleaning of the hide spot on the second level... I think. ;)

I'll try to explain - there are a few hides in Sheldon's enclosure. The second level wooden box hide has a removable top that the Buddha statue and a glass jar of Sheldon's chopped grass and hay sit on. The underside of the second level gives Sheldon a nice amount of privacy since his table is in our living room, and there's tons more dirt in the back for him to burrow around in, too. I put his giant 'rock' hide below the second level, too - since he was used to it and likes to use it (that's also his humid hide).

Hope that helps!! :D

@ newtortoise - Post pictures for us all once you get it built? I love the L shaped tables like slowpoke has, too!
 

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Well this was mine before everything in it...very..very basic...of course it looks nothing like that anymore as i knowcked the hide out and added a ton of stuff.. :)
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The glass sliding door my dad built...........
 
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