I don't know what you're looking for, I have been a member for a few years so i'm a little confused about that. Additionally, I have a Redfoot and an African tortoise and a whole lot of land for them to roam, enough for them to have separate spaces and we're in Chalmette. I do believe that you should make the best of the situation and keep the tortoise. Best of luck!Thanks but I'm actually looking for a well established member who already has one or even a few adult african tortoises. They'd already be set up and ready to go when it comes time for dealing with winter and the problems associated with this particular species and size of tortoise.
I think what is meant when taking what he said and using it in the context of your post offering to adopt, is that while yes you have been a member for a number of years, you post infrequently and a good portion are posts concerning taking in more torts. In none of your posts are you talking extensively about how you care for and maintain the health and happiness of the torts you have already. So based on your past posts, none of us can see if you are a good tort owner or not.I don't know what you're looking for, I have been a member for a few years so i'm a little confused about that. Additionally, I have a Redfoot and an African tortoise and a whole lot of land for them to roam, enough for them to have separate spaces and we're in Chalmette. I do believe that you should make the best of the situation and keep the tortoise. Best of luck!
How about one of these mounted in your patio door? You clould build his heated box to butt up to it inside the patio. You would have to build a safe flip proof ramp on the other side.
I saw someone who had their sulcata using a door on the shed with a ramp. so I don't see why not. as long as he don't have to climb up and over anything causing a flipping hazard. Build the box so the floor is level with the doggie door opening and build the ramp up to the doggie door opening for ease of use. May want to build the ramp extra wide and so he cant easily fall off. also try an edge to the ramp sides that will discourage a lazy tort from walking off the side. If you make it to difficult for him to figure out then he may have problems. A little training (put him in the box and lure him out and down the ramp with goodies and lure him back in sometimes too) every day and he may go in and out all the time on his own no problems. You can 'search' ramps, sheds and such to get ideas...We actually have a doggie door built into the patio just like that one. I just wasn't sure if he'd learn how to go in and out using it.
Here are some pics of him this evening. I've let the grass grow a little high in the yard and he was crawling through it toward the cement.
I measured him and weighed him as well to see how big of a heated box would be best for him. I was thinking 2 feet deep x 2 feet high x 4 feet wide. About right or go bigger? His plastron is 11 inches and he's exactly 12 pounds.