Enclosure size for pancakes?

TechnoCheese

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I was originally asking for a friend, but now I’m a bit interested in them, lol. But you know the motto- one tortoise is never enough!
I probably won’t get it anytime soon, probably not at all, but I figured I might as well ask.
Would a pancake tortoise do well in an indoor, 4x8 tortoise table? What’s the minimum size they can be put in?*just for reference, it would probably be in something bigger*
I have a 5 foot by 2.5 foot closed chamber. Would an adult pancake do well in it?
 

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Yes to the table or yes to the closed chamber? Or both? :)
Yes to both. I have found that pancakes are particularly vulnerable to too high a heat. A small 'Hot spot' that they can get away from is important. So keep that in mind with whichever you decide to use.
 

Emily Oliveira

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Really? Techno cheese, I’d assume they’d do well in a hot dry micro climate. Interesting. I just bought two pancakes tonight and am dabbling in enclosure ideas and would think they’d be very different than the other species I keep. Does anyone else have the thought that captive breeding generations in a specific controlled environment actually hereditarily acclimates species to be able to adapt in a different environment than they naturally would in nature. I really hope that last run off statement made sense. Lol Sauvignon Blanc talking.
 

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Really? Techno cheese, I’d assume they’d do well in a hot dry micro climate. Interesting. I just bought two pancakes tonight and am dabbling in enclosure ideas and would think they’d be very different than the other species I keep. Does anyone else have the thought that captive breeding generations in a specific controlled environment actually hereditarily acclimates species to be able to adapt in a different environment than they naturally would in nature. I really hope that last run off statement made sense. Lol Sauvignon Blanc talking.
As far as I know, pancakes spend their time hiding in shady burrows or mini caves where the temperatures would be a lot cooler, and the humidity would be higher.
 
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