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    Custom Build House for Leopard Tortoise

    Good to know, thanks! I was just going off general knowledge that I had from a bit of Googling.
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    Wood protectant

    Hello - I've been off and on planning a final enclosure for my Russian, Herb. I've had some run ins with people on here before, so I'd really appreciate only help, no harm (unless the harm is for the safety of the tort) As everyone here knows, tortoises can eventually scratch thru wood sealant...
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    Entire enclosure overhaul

    Bye~ You came at me being hostile and sarcastic, even making fun of the ideas I had, and now you're trying to play the victim after I give you that same exact energy back. Treat others the way you want to be treated, right? " Water feature...puleez " - sarcasm, hostility. " A couple of hides...
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    Entire enclosure overhaul

    I see what you mean, but I’d also like to make this aesthetically pleasing for myself. I also quite literally addressed the sarcasm in your last sentence before you even wrote it. As for the multiple hides, if you thought before you typed, you’d know tortoises need a few hides. A cool hide, a...
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    Entire enclosure overhaul

    Hello all! I've been redoing my substrate, when I discovered heavy water damage (presumably from the moist coco coir and general humidity of the air) on the bottom. My enclosure is a unique one, (pics can be found on my profile, I believe) but I'd like to keep this idealogy and apply it to my...
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    Substrate Mixture?

    Noted about the play sand, I won't be using any sand then. I talked to another guy (or gal) on here a few months ago asking about an automatic misting system, as I do not want to forget to mist his enclosure. The issue isn't at glass, it's in a corner 3/4 way up a ramp. I can attach two files...
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    Substrate Mixture?

    Ahoy there, thank you for taking the time out of your day to answer! I've got a Horsefield Tortoise. I won't use sand, noted. Thanks. I have two half log hides, plus a more naturally formed hide under a ramp in there. The enclosure is 4x2x2 (There's two boxes on top of eachother, so its 4x2x2 +...
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    Substrate Mixture?

    Hello anyone who reads this, What I would like to know is how can I make his substrate more burrow friendly? I've allotted about 6 inches of ground to him, but I've noticed it A. dries out fairly fast, and B. when dried does not retain it's shape. I have purely coco coir in there, with a bit...
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    I finally am 95% done with Herb's juvenile enclosure.

    I am almost done with my Russian Tortoise's enclosure. It is a double story enclosure (so here's proof to all of the skeptics out there saying two stories are impossible), and he goes up and down the ramp quite readily. It took him a little it to initially get used to the ramp, but he uses it...
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    Safe plants for Horsefields?

    Would you recommend I cycle the individual plants to give them a bit of rejuvenation time, because a teacher of mine used to have to do that for his ball python. Thank you so much for the input! Edit: Before I forget to ask, do you know if Nettles and/or Hawksbeard are ok for him? Edit 2 because...
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    Safe plants for Horsefields?

    I want to integrate some live plants into my tort's habitat, but I don't really trust the websites that I've looked on ie; Tortoise Town Link, Garden Guide Link, because I'm dealing with my buddy's life here, if I pick the wrong plants. Some that I've picked a liking to are Hawksbeard (not sure...
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    Custom Build House for Leopard Tortoise

    Hello! First off, and this is arguably the most important thing you should know in accordance to your post - do NOT use a heating mat - tortoises of any kind and size can scratch off the plastic safety coating, resulting in the possibility of a fire! Good luck in your travels :D
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    New enclosure for my tortoise Herb

    Sounds good!
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    New enclosure for my tortoise Herb

    I'll keep that in mind, thank you. You said 32 sq ft for an adult, right? I don't believe he's an adult, given his size, but I could be wrong. Have a good day!
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