tortoise enclosure

  1. erinbug

    Adopting my first RF tortoise today!

    Hello, My name is Erin and I've been prowling this forum for about a month while setting up my first redfoot tortoise enclosure! Our Petco has had a RF juvenile for several years and I've finally decided to bite the bullet and rescue the little guy from his much-too-cramped tank. And today is...
  2. S

    where to keep a Spur-thighed tortoise?

    Hi everyone! I'm struggling to find somewhere to keep my spur-thighed tortoises when it is too cold to let them go in the garden at night. What is best to keep them in a vivarium or tortoise table? Also what sizes are needed? I read that a vivarium does not allow enough ventilation, but a...
  3. S

    What are the main problems you have found with your tortoise

    Hi everyone!! I am making a new tortoise enclosure for my tortoises Henry and T.Rex to stay in and I am looking into tortoise tables, does anyone have one? What are the benefits of having one over a vivarium? Also what are the main difficulties that you find when looking after tortoises? I have...
  4. jsharpminer

    Two Story Indoor Enclosure

    Hello, I am new to this forum but I had a question I was hoping to get some advice on. I have seen a lot of indoor hatchling/juvenile tortoise enclosures with a ramp leading to a second level. I have a 1 year old leopard tortoise, and her indoor enclosure is a 40 gallon glass tank that I...
  5. JaySparks

    Tortoise enclosure advice needed

    My Hermann's tortoise needs a new indoor enclosure. I need advice on what type of wood to avoid, size and waterproofing. I'm planning on sealing the enclosure with aquarium silicon and tarp. The silicone should be safe to use as I use it with all my reptiles and amphibians.
  6. Bdsgnz

    Torts have taught me to slow down in life. Girls best friend!

    Hi Everyone! My name is Brenda from Southern California. I was given 2 same little turtles back when I was like 5. That’s when my turtle & tortoises fascination began in how I could help & conserve the lives of these animals futures. I’ve learned that my little torts have thought my to slow...
  7. WyattsReptiles

    Concerned about the future of my sulcata

    My sulcata is currently about 9 months old, and is living in a 55 gallon tank, which suits her for now, but i know this won't be the case for very long. My problem is that i don't know her fate after she grows out of her tank. I understand that this happens a lot, but its not as bad as you...
  8. V

    Red foot tortoise enclosure and lighting

    I have a 6 year old red foot tortoise and I'm upgrading her tortoise table, I'm stuck between a table and a vivarium, I know everyone says a table is better and a vivarium can stress tortoises out but vivarium can keep the humidity in. What type of heat bulb would you guys recommend? I made a...
  9. jordann_engel83

    I need advice for my Greek Tortoise

    My friend gave me her pet tortoise a couple months ago because she could no longer keep him, she didn't know what kind of sand he uses though but I was told I would find it at pet smart. About a month or two ago I went to PetSmart and asked them if they had any sand for tortoises and they said...
  10. A

    Tortoise enclosure

    We have a 14' x 30' enclosure with a attached A/C & heated room for our tortoises. I am looking for something for a roof for the open area to keep the rain out but clear for the sunlight uva rays to come through. I have researched a little on polycarbonate material that shows to allow 87% of the...