Indoor enclosure ideas

Quickieleo

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Ok guys, I need an indoor covered enclosure idea. There're probably threads there but I keep getting distracted watching you all's torts pics and can't seem to find them.

I'm struggling how to make it covered to keep humidity for my three month leopard and have lamps/Che attached. I'm not handy enough to build something extravagant, saw someone using a greenhouse with zipper cover for easy access?

Thank you so much. I appreciate your help. He is in a glass terrarium and I hate that
 

Bambam1989

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Ok guys, I need an indoor covered enclosure idea. There're probably threads there but I keep getting distracted watching you all's torts pics and can't seem to find them.

I'm struggling how to make it covered to keep humidity for my three month leopard and have lamps/Che attached. I'm not handy enough to build something extravagant, saw someone using a greenhouse with zipper cover for easy access?

Thank you so much. I appreciate your help. He is in a glass terrarium and I hate that
How big is the terrarium?
 

lisa127

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40 gal

I have the heat lamp, Uvb, infra red for nights and just working on fixing che on the thermostat.
Screen top can be covered with heavy duty foil. Just cut out holes for the lights.
 

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Your right. That size tank won't last long.
Just to let you know, any heat lamp that emits a color(like red) can be seen by your tort. They can see more colors than we can and living in a world that is red gets stressful. Alot of people report that the tort will try and eat the substrate. Because they can see it, it can also affect sleep cycles. CHE are the way to go for night time heat.
 

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I've seen mini greenhouses in the house and I really like them. Here's a thread showing one:

https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/closed-chamber-leopard-edition.109634/

What I do is not nearly as nice-looking as that one, but so far it has worked for me (and an aquarium works just fine, many of us use them):

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I like these sorts of approaches because it shows you don't have to have Bill Gates's budget or Bob the Builder's skills to create an effective tortoise home.

That greenhouse in the link provided is genius.
 

Quickieleo

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That greenhouse in the link provided is genius.[/QUOTE]
I agree! Mine arriving in two days! My tort be happy
What are the best plants to plant inside? Got him baby succulent n sprouted sunflower but I don't want him to gorge himself on something and get bad tummy
 
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