IS a lid needed if my dog can get my tortiose?

Braeden p

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YEs it I saw my dad says that I should take the wire Mets top off that it is easier to clean and to keep it off but I have two dogs and the one jumps up on the couch and watches my tortoise and things it is a rabbit and really want some to get it so could someone that knows what they are talking about chime in.
 

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Think of the lid as a Life Insurance Policy for your tortoise. Cheap, easy, and lets you sleep soundly at night.
 

Hutsie B

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Yeah., the lid is a good idea all around if your dogs can reach the tortoise
 

TammyJ

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The dogs will chew up your tortoise if they feel like it, so why invite them to do so? Absolutely keep a lid on it - a strong one!
 

wellington

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Dog should never be where it can get your tortoise.
Even some lids will not keep a persistent dog out.
Put the tortoise in an area the dog cant get too before it becomes a chew toy and dies.
 

ShellieinAK

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From personal experience, please use a lid. Our malamute decided he wanted to play with our tortoise one day. Thankfully, she’s ok after a round of abx and lots of TLC!
 

pawsplus

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Absolutely protect the tortoise. My dogs have zero access to my tortoise. I even put a wire and concrete barrier on their side of the common fence between their yard and Beasley's pen.
 
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