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Hey guys, my sulcata is definitely out growing his enclosure and it’s definitely too cold (in South Carolina) to keep him outside.

I’d rather not have to build anything, so what’s y’all recommendation for an enclosure to purchase? Preferably, I’d like something that can look kinda cool. I’ve seen tortoise enclosures that look similar rabbit hutches, but I’m not sure how they’re able to regulate humidity?

For reference, my tortoise is probably about a year old.

Also, any recommendations for alternatives to Reptifoggers? Mine break like crazy.
 

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Most if not all big box store cages for almost any animal is no good.
I have used green houses. They are what I call the portable pop up kind. They come in many sizes and styles to suit most any needs for a young tortoise. When the tortoise is bigger, you can use it outside in their enclosure for a wind, rain protection and a warmer spot for them to go during the day.
 

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Hey guys, my sulcata is definitely out growing his enclosure and it’s definitely too cold (in South Carolina) to keep him outside.

I’d rather not have to build anything, so what’s y’all recommendation for an enclosure to purchase? Preferably, I’d like something that can look kinda cool. I’ve seen tortoise enclosures that look similar rabbit hutches, but I’m not sure how they’re able to regulate humidity?

For reference, my tortoise is probably about a year old.

Also, any recommendations for alternatives to Reptifoggers? Mine break like crazy.
Grow tent, I have one and many members use them as well. There are many sizes, mine is currently a 48x48x80. Here are some pictures:,
Also foggers really aren’t good for tortoises they can cause respiratory infections, if you have a closed chamber you should have no problem maintaining humidity. :)

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Hey guys, my sulcata is definitely out growing his enclosure and it’s definitely too cold (in South Carolina) to keep him outside.

I’d rather not have to build anything, so what’s y’all recommendation for an enclosure to purchase? Preferably, I’d like something that can look kinda cool. I’ve seen tortoise enclosures that look similar rabbit hutches, but I’m not sure how they’re able to regulate humidity?

For reference, my tortoise is probably about a year old.

Also, any recommendations for alternatives to Reptifoggers? Mine break like crazy.
You can order a ready made double cage from @Markw84 which would be my first choice, or you can order one of these bad boys from Animal Plastics and wait 6-7 months to get it: https://apcages.com/collections/terrestrial-cages/products/t100-96l-x-48w-x-48h

You should not be using a fogger. Tortoises should not be breathing water vapor all day. Humidity is not the same as water vapor. You need a closed chamber, not a fogger.
 

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Grow tent, I have one and many members use them as well. There are many sizes, mine is currently a 48x48x80. Here are some pictures:,
Also foggers really aren’t good for tortoises they can cause respiratory infections, if you have a closed chamber you should have no problem maintaining humidity. :)

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How can this cloth or cover stop Sulcata’s escaping thought? I bought a green house for my Sulcata and the cover is made by soft plastic cloth. He broke the cover and went out
 

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Hey guys, my sulcata is definitely out growing his enclosure and it’s definitely too cold (in South Carolina) to keep him outside.

I’d rather not have to build anything, so what’s y’all recommendation for an enclosure to purchase? Preferably, I’d like something that can look kinda cool. I’ve seen tortoise enclosures that look similar rabbit hutches, but I’m not sure how they’re able to regulate humidity?

For reference, my tortoise is probably about a year old.

Also, any recommendations for alternatives to Reptifoggers? Mine break like crazy.
I feel Sulcata is very hard to handle and challenge if you need to keep him inside. He needs large space and he will damage any barriers or walls you set for him. One of my friends has a large yard and he build a small house on the yard for his Sulcata. But the wall of the house is always damaged by that Sulcata.
 

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How can this cloth or cover stop Sulcata’s escaping thought? I bought a green house for my Sulcata and the cover is made by soft plastic cloth. He broke the cover and went out
You have to build a suitable enclosure that contains the tortoise with wood or expanded PVC sheet material, and you put that inside the green house tent. The tent is not the enclosure. The enclosure goes inside the tent.
 

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How can this cloth or cover stop Sulcata’s escaping thought? I bought a green house for my Sulcata and the cover is made by soft plastic cloth. He broke the cover and went out
Mine has very thick covering and sides.
You can also put boards around it to stop the tortoise from trying to bulldozer through the walls. I haven’t had that problem yet????
 

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Grow tent, I have one and many members use them as well. There are many sizes, mine is currently a 48x48x80. Here are some pictures:,
Also foggers really aren’t good for tortoises they can cause respiratory infections, if you have a closed chamber you should have no problem maintaining humidity. :)

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What do you use to hang your lights ?
The tent with come with some extra bars, and I just zip tie the cords onto the bars and hang the lights from them. (Circled) and I feed the cord through the holes (circled) and then just close them up tight.
 

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You can order a ready made double cage from @Markw84 which would be my first choice, or you can order one of these bad boys from Animal Plastics and wait 6-7 months to get it: https://apcages.com/collections/terrestrial-cages/products/t100-96l-x-48w-x-48h

You should not be using a fogger. Tortoises should not be breathing water vapor all day. Humidity is not the same as water vapor. You need a closed chamber, not a fogger.
Could you explain about the water vapor vs a fogger ?
 

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Could you explain about the water vapor vs a fogger ?

Humidity is described as the concentration of water vapour in the air. Water vapour is the gaseous state of water. Fog is not water vapour, it actually consists of condensed water droplets suspended in air. Water vapour is made up of individual molecules of water floating around, while fog is condensed droplets of liquid water floating around. The difference, if you think of it in terms of aspiration, is that water droplets are inhaled and get trapped in the lungs introducing actual liquid water into the lungs, water vapour (as indicated by high humidity) is gaseous and is inhaled and exhaled normally. The fogger only increases humidity by virtue of the evaporation of the water droplets in the air and from the substrate where the fog settles.
 
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