1. B

    Pausing to think (photo)

    You guys ever catch your Torti in a compromising position? Well now and then I'll walk by or check my camera to see what Heidi is doing. Today I caught this girl stuck in a tight spot. It's funny because you can literally see her pausing to figure out how she's going to maneuver her way out of...
  2. L

    Enclosure transitions from baby to adult?

    Hey everyone! I am seriously considering getting a baby Hermann’s tortoise, and there are a ton of good resources on here for helping me see what I need. If I get it, this would be my first hatchling. There is one thing I can’t figure out - how do you know when to size up the enclosure? How...
  3. daddy_frankenstein

    Grow tent Enclosure for Greek Yearling - Feedback wanted! [With Photos]

    Hello all! My Greek yearling is moving to a new home and I’ve built her an indoor enclosure that I hope will last her I until she is 3. Dimensions are 180cm by 90cm (roughly 6ft by 3ft). The substrate is a mixture of coco coir and orchid bark (Roughly a 70:30 mix). She’s got a heat lamp, UVB...
  4. Scollins17

    Enclosure Temperature

    Hi @Tom I have a yearling marginated I posted for about a week ago. I bought a glass terrarium like you recommended to help keep better control of the humidity. This terrarium is much taller than the box I was using so my 100w ceramic heating element is only getting the basking spot to about...
  5. Scollins17

    Tortoise Enclosure Cleaning

    Hi I'm buying a used vivarium for my yearling tortoise. Should I just wash it out with hot water and scrub it or is there any other disinfecting procedures I should do?
  6. snailpeekoutofshell

    Zoo Med T8 ReptiSun 10.0 UVB Fluorescent Lamp

    Hello! For the days when I can't get my Russian out in time for good UV rays or in winter, I wanted to be prepared with a good UV light for him instead of waiting until the time comes... Zoo Med T8 ReptiSun 10.0 UVB Fluorescent Lamp This is the one I was looking at, and I've been looking for...
  7. Scollins17

    Torotoise Shell Health

    Hi everyone I'm pretty new to the forum and have a yearling marginated tortoise that I got as a hatchling last August. He seems very active and healthy, but I'm curious what you all think about how his shell is coming along and if you guys see any signs of pyramidding? I would like to hear...
  8. DarkerGraphic

    Water Barriers for Separation

    Hi all, I’m planning a new enclosure for my three male sulcatas (just bought a new house). I have a large 2 acre field that is fenced at the outer perimeter and that I’ve found naturally separates into three subsections internally when it rains due to water pooling. I’m considering trenching...
  9. Roriart

    Desert tortoise flipping over

    Hi! I'm posting on behalf of my sister, her roommate's sister just gave them two desert tortoises that she could no longer care for. I believe they are both males, but after receiving them we did lots of research and we know to seperate them before they reach maturity. Right now they don't mind...
  10. D

    Creating A Big Enough Enclosure?

    I plan on making my Russian tortoise's indoor enclosure as a 7x2.5 size (a bit awkward but fits in the room); aside from this he has an outdoor enclosure aswell. I know a lot of people strongly suggest an 8x4 enclosure for an adult; so I was wondering if instead of expanding it I could add a...
  11. boardpunkchic

    Enclosure Help South Florida.... Will Hire

    Hello, I have a 3 year old red foot who is growing like a weed! I was wondering if anyone in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area would be available to hire to design and build her an awesome house that will fit her as an adult. If anyone is interested I will take some photos of what I currently...
  12. E

    Tortoise enclosures too close together?

    Hello everyone, I hope you're having a good day :tort: I have two Hermanns, both roughly 9 years old males in good health. My question is regarding their enclosure(s). Imagine their enclosure(s) as one big rectangle, kind of like a book shape-wise, about 5m (~16ft) in length and 2,5-3m...
  13. Richardidn

    Got 2 sulcata babies, 1 got runny nose often help

    So I got 2 sulcata babies, poki and poro, live together on 1 enclosure (70x50cm). I managed to get around 80 % humidity and 33° C temp on cool side and around 45° C on basking zone, I try to get lower humidity now since poki always get runny nose almost every month. I'm so confused on why only...
  14. C

    My life friend Cronan arrives soon, any tips for the first few days

    Below are some pictures of the enclosure I've been setting up for his (Cronan) long awaited arrival. Substrate is about 70/30 topsoil and cypress mulch with the mulch layered on top. Can't wait for his arrival this upcoming week, are there any last minute things I should pick up to make his...
  15. S

    Lighting a plastic storage enclosure and cleaning instructions

    Can you please tell me how I can light up my tortoise's plastic storage container with the UVA and UVB lights required? and please send photos if you can. How often will I need to clean my tortoise's enclosure if I use a top soil safe for him? And I am getting a boy within the next 2 years I am...
  16. Ruszian Tortoise

    Temporary Enclosure: Big Metal Tub? Help!

    Hello! Long story short, my tortoise can’t be in her regular enclosure for the next 18 or so hours. To avoid having to have her stay in a smallish cardboard box, I found this. It’s pretty old, but sturdy looking. I think I remember hearing that one of these tubs (it was with two others) was, a...
  17. TheTattooedTortoise

    My baby Hermanns first 'outdoor time' enclosure.

    Good'ay folks, hope everyone is happy and healthy!! So we've had little Sheldon since April now, he's doing really well and seems quite content with us, is growing nicely and in general is a pretty happy tort! Obviously I know the benefits of outdoor time and natural sunlight for tortoises...
  18. A

    How and what type of heat source should I add here?

    Hey guys any ideas on what type of Heat source I should add here and how? There’s a power source at the back, don’t know if you can see the wore
  19. Mrs_Gal1981

    Feral Cat House for outdoor tortoise?

    I was wondering if anyone here has ever used one of these feral cat houses to house an outdoor tortoise...
  20. snailpeekoutofshell

    Hello everyone! Russian (?) tortoise help needed..

    I found what I believe to be a male Russian tortoise (please let me know if this looks wrong!) in my backyard about a week ago and I haven't been able to find his owner so I'm working on building an enclosure for him. We've named him Beans and I've currently been feeding him some young spring...