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Wood for tortoise enclosure?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosures' started by Chizbad, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Chizbad

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    Going to build a new enclosure today... any suggestions on a specific type of wood to purchase from Home Depot that will not make my little one sick? Thanks!
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    Not cedar or pressure treated from what I've read for an enclosed box. Regular ply wood is good! Cedar and pressure treated outside for fencing or outside shell of a box is probably just fine.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    For inside, or tort tables, I use exterior grade plywood. Outside i use scrap lumber. . . which most of the time is pine. I really like the corral boards because they're 16' long. Here's an example of my corral board fence:

    Dudley's up in arms a.jpg

    And here's an example of my plywood tort table:

    10-16-13 leopard tort table e.jpg 10-16-13 leopard tort table f.jpg
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    Hey what is that plastic tub there for the outside? I know it's for water but what is it? Where did you find it? Im intrigued. Lol
    Wait concrete mixing tub cut down?
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    mike taylor Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    How big is the tortiose and what species ?
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    He's small from his post in the health section like 58g
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    It's the lid off a garbage toter.

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    Nice! Maybe I'll cut my neighbors lol jk
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    Great. Now I know what to use for my torts' new larger outdoor pool!
    But what to use to cover the trash...??? LOL!
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