1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. J

    Russian Tortoise Enclosure Advice

    I'm very seriously considering a Russian Tortoise as a new addition to my family. Right now I have a 55 gallon aquarium that I'm a bit lost on how to best set up for my unaquired new friend. Due to the climate that I live in I'll be able to set up a small outdoor "playpen" but the large and main...
  15. T

    New Leopard Tortoise, water dish and burrowing

    After months of consideration and a week of setting up the enclosure, my hatchling Leopard Tortoise has finally arrived, and I have given her the name of Miira! (I'm a writer and gave her the name of a character I love, I later learned what the name means in different languages!) She's been so...
  16. S

    Taco got an enclosure reno

    I just finished renovating Taco's enclosure! I added a new hide (he outgrew his old one), new plants, and some more sphagnum moss. He seems to love it so far!
  17. Otis-RussianTort

    Enclosure Upgrade for Otis!!

    I know size could be bigger, but I am really proud of myself for the changes I have made in the last week for Otis! 🥰 larger enclosure, deeper substrate, hide on the cool side, new light fixture with reptisun 10.0 bulb, and soaking pellets before serving with greens. Basking temp is 100-102...
  18. SpiderTortGuy

    Hide Box w Recessed Ceramic Tracy for Humidity

    HI all, Has anyone ever purchased a plastic hide box that has a recessed top that allows for a ceramic pottery tray. You can pour water into it and it soaks the pottery and creates a more humid hide? Pros/Cons? thanks
  19. Coborbasta

    Rocks for enclosure

    Hi Guys I have recently managed to get to the coast the weekend (first time in a while). I have picked a few rocks for my torts enclosure (Redfoot) from the beach. I was wondering if i have to be careful about anything? i have washed the rocks and let them dry but is there anything I should be...
  20. L

    Enclosure advice

    Hello everyone! Thanks for all the feed back from my last post. After finding out I was doing a lot of things wrong I spent all day yesterday researching, watching YouTube videos, and reading threads on this forum. I now know I definitely need to upgrade Edison’s enclosure and soon. My dad...