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Outside enclosure upgrade

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosures' started by Peggy Sue, Jul 11, 2019.

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  1. Peggy Sue

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    I love how the tree goes right through the center of the enclosure! Super cool!
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    We put there so he could have the benefit of the shade the tree provides it’s in a great spot in the backyard where we can sit and watch him or peak out the window to see him :<3::tort:
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    I bet he Loves it!!!
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    Wonderful job! Looks fantastic.
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    this enclosure is awesome... the stadium seats really make it special though
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    Thank you! You are the 2nd person to spot our small part of Dodger Stadium :D they are a great spot to sit and enjoy Sheldon :tort::<3:
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    Those are great seats.
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    98971B00-178F-4B30-9B4E-D73629F0DAC7.jpeg They finished the covers. So excited now he can stay safely outside for a couple of hours at a time. Love how my husband engineered the covers one side 3 separate panels open and on the other the large panel opens and can be attached to the tree allowing it to stay open to do maintenance :):tort::<3:
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    He sure does I think his favorite part is his little house we left that side dirt and he loves to dig himself in and take a nap :tort::<3:
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    Looks like our thinking is very similar. We're just about done building the covers for Roxie's new enclosure. Hoping to get it totally completed in the next week or 2. We don't have any trees so my husband put up a shade canopythat had a nice overhang so that we can make a small patio to sit next to her.
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    This is brilliant! Building it around the tree makes so much sense! I have been trying to decide where to build an outdoor enclosure, and we have a big crepe myrtle tree in the yard that might work perfectly for this. I am sure Sheldon is loving his new playground!....Or should I say "stadium"! :)
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    Wow!! Looks great nice idea with the sun shade. What a cute shell baby :) make sure and post pictures when your done :tort:
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    Glad you have a tree you can build around it nice to have it under one so they always have some shade. Happy to have given you some inspiration :) I am always looking through the Forum for ideas. Make sure and post pictures! :<3::tort: Haha I will have to call call it Tortoise Stadium :D
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    Nice job
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    I LOVE reading the forum for ideas! I am new at this tortoise thing...and it is amazing the things I have been able to learn just by reading all the posts on here!
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    I couldn’t agree more there are super knowledgeable keepers on here and everyone is so nice! I have learned a great deal myself. What kind of tortoise do you have?
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    I just got two baby sulcatas...abotu 5 months old. I have only had them about 2 1/2 weeks now. I am obsessed with them! LOL I just finally finished buliding an indoor enclosure today. I just posted pics of it under enclosures if you wanna check it out. My hubby thinks I have lost my mind. LOL
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    My hubby is sorry he ever bought me a tortoise! lol Be careful Tom always says 2 are trouble. Read some of the prior posts on bullying.
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    LOL...I can relate to the hubby thing! We have already started on our second enclosure so we can separate our two sullys. I read so much great info here on the forum, so I knew we would need to separate them to prevent any problems. It took us about 2 weeks to finish the first enclosure completely, so we are keeping them together for the next two weeks while we build a second one just like the first one. LOL Our sunroom will be bursting at the seams! The breeder we got them from had raised them together in a small enclosure, but I know as they get older it would not be as safe....so I want to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep them safe and happy! And spoiled! LOL
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