I built an enclosure for my redfoot

Medictex

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I rescued a redfoot from a well known company down south that was taking poor care of their animals. When I got her I was housing her in a small terrarium so I needed to build something kinda quick. I chose 4x2 raised garden planters because later it’ll be easy to attach more for additional room. It was simple to put together mostly slide in parts. It has a weight limit of 220 lbs so far above my needs. I sealed the whole interior using 100% silicone caulk and a reptile safe rubber paint(basically flex seal). Under the substrate I have lava rocks for drainage. On the top I did cut out a hole that’s not shown for light and heat. I have a hygrometer and temperature controller that will control the humidity. I have screened vents on both sides for air flow and to keep future isopods in. I’m planning on putting in some plants soon as well but this at least gets her more room. She seems happier for sure and has been doing laps all day.
 

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ZenHerper

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Clever build! Potted plants will make it very Redfoot-homey.

Torts often have trouble breathing in wet air - it is better to provide humidity from the substrate. Get some fir bark and create an airy layer on top of the coir, then wet the coir thoroughly.

Keep those photos coming! Love us some engineering projects...
 

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Needs to be much bigger, no humidifier, and soak that Mazuri.
 

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Look at the whole post again. I chose that so I can add onto it. There’s obviously a humidifier 1 because I said there is 2 if you look at the pictures there’s fog. I spray it down with a mister at least once a day when I feed her.
 

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I think the point about the humidifier is that it's hard for tortoises to breath heavy wet air and humidity is better provided through moist substrate instead of a humidifier.

WOW! you built that? That's great. I agree with Zen about plants. You can leave them in pots and sink the pots into the substrate.

Good job!
 
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