Kameya Box Garden

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kameya

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I've recently accquired three adult-sized eastern box turtles, so it's time for me to setup a new enclosure for the new comers.

Firstable, I had to find a piece of land that I can use for the new enclosure. I cleared out a roughly 30"x60" section of my sweet potato leaves garden to make room for the enclosure.
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This time I went with the PVC pipes to be the main frame of the enclosure...at the time, I only had some coroplast material availble to use as the wall panels, but later I switched it to plywood materials...
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Dropping the new enclosure onto the it's proper spot...
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Adding the underground fence and water dish to the enclosure...
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This is the finished look of the new enclosure, with the securing cover to prevent the box turtles from climbing out...
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Othre accessories were also added to the enclosure...like the feeding tile, nesting sand box, and the hiding shelter...
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Lastly, when I was working on this project, my next-door neighbor was also cutting down a tree on her front yard. So I went over and picked a fallen branch and used it as an obstacle course element for the turtles.
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The turtles are currently living in their new enclosure, and I will post some photos of the box turtles in my next update.
 

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Nice enclosure, I think you are gonna make people jealous. :)
 

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I like the idea of using PVC, what are you using as the walls? Looks like some kind of plastic.
 

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Very cooool....is that a blue half barrel under that bambo slat roof? I LOVE the little plastic draft strips....so tiny.

Awesome :D
 

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Very nice! I am also jealous!:p
I'd love to be able to set something up like this for my torts! I just need a backyard first lol
Do your turtles like it?:)
 

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I've uploaded some photos of the box turtles...

I placed them on top of the branch for a group photo...the one on the far right is a male, and the two right behind him are females...
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A few close-up shots of the sharp looking male box...
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A few close-up shots of the ever outgoing female box...
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A few close-up shots of the most beautiful but very shy female box...
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I will just left them alone so they can explore around in their new habitat... ^_^
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As always a great job. Those are some great Easterns, your going to be having some awesome babies soon.
 

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kimber_lee_314 said:
Beautiful! How are your little ones doing?

The little ones are doing great...they are playing hide-and-seek game with me everyday...I have to look hard for them when I want to get them out to the surface... ^_^

Jacqui said:
As always a great job. Those are some great Easterns, your going to be having some awesome babies soon.

Thanks Jacqui...I definitely hope I will get some babies out of these beautiful parents... ^_^
 
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