It's Complete!!!!! - Final Stage

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jlyoncc1

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After many long hours, my outdoor enclosure is complete minus a bit of landscaping. Most of them still come in at night because of cooler temps yet, but they are sure enjoying the outdoors!

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The 4 large pens will be for me to rotate my sulcatas for grazing.
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The right hand pen is for my boxies the 2 left pens are for Russians.
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The left are for my little sulcata "Squirt" and my Leopard "Dove". The larger is for my Russians.
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Thanks for looking!
 

Isa

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Your torts are very lucky!

You outdoor enclosure is amazing.

It is easy to see that you put a lot of time into it :) Congrats!

Isa
 

Jacqui

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One of the better enclosures I have ever saw. You and you major helper(s) need to give yourselves some major back pats.

I hope you do a step by step write up on it for others to learn things. Pictures are great, but some folks do better with reading and pictures rather than pictures. Also I always like details like I used this size nails, this type and size of lumber, ect..,

Really love how you made such fantastic usage of the support poles!
 

JustAnja

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Wholly smoke Dee that is fabulous! You guys did such a great job on that. Any tort would be damn lucky to live there thats for sure. Heck I would live there! ;)
 

jlyoncc1

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Thanks Isa, Jacqui and Anja! I am really proud of it and hearing your compliments feels great! Jacqui the supports also allow us to add another layer of 2" x 12". Will put this in when the sulcatas start to be able to climb. For now, just using corners for hides and I am going to have a flower pot garden. My hubby put a shelf around the entire enclosure for plants. Usually, I cannot have a garden due to the high deer population. They won't get it this time!
 

Jacqui

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Dee don't forget you can also now do a hanging garden with all those wonderful support beams. :D

I love that the mesh is big enough that the butterflies can come in and enjoy the new oasis you have created.
 

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Very beautiful outdoor enclosure you have...the torts must be very happy..perfect!
 

Yvonne G

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What a beautiful addition to your yard, and a wonderful home for the tortoises! A lot of hard work...but it turned out great!

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jlyoncc1

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Thanks tortobox and Yvonne! Jacqui, I did plant a Butterfly Bush in there. Plus, I figured I could hang some flowers like you suggested. Of course, I was thinking of things that would be tort friendly. Can't wait till I can go out to pick fresh veggies!
 

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that looks incredible! did you start off with drawings or just wing it?
is that the door on the right in the top photo?
 

jlyoncc1

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Thanks everyone! Yes Josh, those are the doors. We started with plans and altered them as we went along and came up with better ideas. I love how he made the slide brackets so that I can rearrange enclosures by moving 2x12's and sliding them into different brackets or make them higher as I need them. My hubby is really good at building so I am really lucky!
 

hystrix

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Wow.
Your enclosure is absolutely amazing, Dee. I really like the huge hides made with tree trunks. Please post pics again once you put flowers. It's going to look wonderful, I can't wait to see it.

Em
 

Crazy1

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Dee, you and your husband did a wonderful job on the enclosure. Squirts new outside home looks great, as do the rest of the pens. And a flower pot and hanging garden as a plus. Wow. You will have to post pics once you have all your plants in and growing. It will be a beautiful place for sure. A true tortopia. :D
 

susan

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Woohoo that is one bitchen reptile apartment complex!!! You guys are super awesome!! I am in total awe!!!
 

jenrell23

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Dee, the enclosure turned out great!!! I love it, I am gonna have to save these pics for when I move and build new enclosures. Fabulous!!!
 
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