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Kevin's Mediterranean Breeding Thread

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by KevinGG, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. CalifornianReptile

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    Awesome!
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  2. KevinGG

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    Today is Endangered Species Day. Here are some pics of Testudo Hermanni Hermanni.

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    Thanks for the great pictures!!
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    Don't think I ever showed any of the new indoor enclosures. This is the female Hermanni habitat. Freshly (fake) planted and misted.

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    These new enclosures are in a closet. As you can tell, I put the hinge on backwards. Will have to redo it at some point. Not showing the others until they are fully "planted" as well. Each one is about 7' x 3.5'.

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    The nesting box has a mix of topsoil, sand, and peat moss.

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    Also installed a bathroom fan that can be turned on to prevent high humidity and/or any smells that can come from tortoise enclosures. Basically the same reason one would use it in a bathroom. Air gaps were installed every 18" to allow air to move between levels.

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    And one of the best things about keeping these in a closet is that There is a pocket door that can be closed to hide all of the enclosures.

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    Very impressive!
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    Yes! We always want to maintain the illusion what we aren't tort-crazy!
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    Exactly. A couple chelonians out in the open is fine. The other twenty should remain out of sight. :)
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