Q1: naturalistic tank that suits his size, hide, basking spot, and he is the only turtle in his tank
Q2. I get the feeling he just wants food so he gets really excited and follows everyone around the tank when we approach. When we pick him up or try to pet him he usually just attacks us.
I have used flipped over recycling bins, cat litter tops/bottoms, dish bins...just because I can't find anything big enough for her otherwise.
My water turtle is a little smaller so I commissioned a little ceramic hide for him.
Looking for decor ideas and right now the UV light is pretty harsh in the enclosure. Redfoot tort is a big girl so I am trying to steer away from fake plants and her potentially eating them.
Any thoughts on plants that are safe for a tortoise that just don't taste great, and that she may leave...
I used pond liner from lowes and basically folded in the corners - but I didn't plan it as well as you did. I ended up using an industrial stapler to keep it up w/stainless steel staples and will be putting a plastic covering from Home Depot over the staples to make it look neater.
I just checked the plastron of my turtle, which is a lot darker than it used to be. It's not soft or sticky, not flaking off...just doesn't look great.
Attaching pic of now and 2015 pic of plastron. Hope this is superficial, this guy has had a tough life.
Thanks so much for your reply. I am going to look into the heat panels, but am a bit worried I don't have enough surface area on the ceiling to place them.
I also figure if I do cover the ramp, even if the wood is harmless, it will just make me feel better :)
I could really use some help on my tortoise's new enclosure! The pictures are attached of my attaching the pond liner and adding coco coir. The ramp is a bit steep currently for my tort so I will have to modify with something. I was thinking traction tape?
My issue is the lights. So, in order...
I have a new indoor enclosure for my Redfoot, ready to go minus the pond lining. My question is - should I use industrial staples to attach the pond liner? I have been doing this with her current enclosure, but she is just so BIG and the staples rust...she ends up ripping them off of...