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@Grace-Sophia Sorry for bothering you, but I asked my parents and they said that they know where I can find some wood to build his enclosure. I just wanted to be sure what kind of wood and how long it should be! Thanks!
 

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@Grace-Sophia Sorry for bothering you, but I asked my parents and they said that they know where I can find some wood to build his enclosure. I just wanted to be sure what kind of wood and how long it should be! Thanks!

No worries, I belive that I used thick plywood, the measurements are 52” x 58” x 13.8”

So roughly 5x5 ft (;
 

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My tortoise’s enclosures are closed chamber, it really helps keep humility in especially for a youngster like yours!
 

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thanks! Should I close the enclosure with wood or should i keep it open?
I have a viarium type setup, I’ll post a pic in the morning when their lights are on, it’s almost 12 am here in Texas. They also have out door enclosures for warmer days, but it’s really nice with my two year old Hermann’s because I can keep her at the right humidity level (;

But it’s a closed chamber, solid wood sides, top and bottom, and plexiglass sliding doors in front, ventilation holes along the side for fresh air and lighting wired on top.
 

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You will also need to be sure there is ventilation so your tortoise can breathe well and fresh air can enter and exit the enclosure (; wether that be an open top or vent holes.
 

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You will also need to be sure there is ventilation so your tortoise can breathe well and fresh air can enter and exit the enclosure (; wether that be an open top or vent holes.
ill maybe keep my top open if that's fine for sherdil.
 

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Here are the enclosures for my torts, I plan on making another one on top but for now one is in a temporary enclosure. These are NOT connected each tortoise has their separate space.
 

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Here are the enclosures for my torts, I plan on making another one on top but for now one is in a temporary enclosure. These are NOT connected each tortoise has their separate space.
I have a question about the enclosure. Doe for the s he have to stay in the enclosure whole day. Or can he go out sometimes?
 

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I have a question about the enclosure. Doe for the s he have to stay in the enclosure whole day. Or can he go out sometimes?
She can go out! You can defeinlty hang out out with her, I would highly recommend that if the temperature is correct out side you could also build her an out door enclosure to be in during the day, then bring her in at night. I will post a picture of my tort´s enclosures when I get back to my house.
 

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She can go out! You can defeinlty hang out out with her, I would highly recommend that if the temperature is correct out side you could also build her an out door enclosure to be in during the day, then bring her in at night. I will post a picture of my tort´s enclosures when I get back to my house.
I do take him out a lot and he enjoys it!
 

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Building an enclosure out of wood is a great idea! Make sure you get those light fixtures for him like these with basking light and UVB you can type basking, and uvb light on petsmart website. It is important that the bubbles go away with proper temperatures for him. Baby tortoises need a lot of heat. And daily warm soaks.

We do not recommend this - don’t buy it.
 

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Do we have any active members from Qatar?
That possibly could help with directing the family in a right direction.
We are able to give lots of advice however we are not able to help directly.
As a child I understand that you don’t have the financial ability to get things that you need.
We tell you specially what you NEED!!
There is unfortunately not much we can do if your parents say “no”.

I think building the wooden box is still probably one of the cheapest ways if you are unable to get a big plastic bin as recommended above.

Would it be easier if we make a specific list that you present to parents ?
 

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Here are the outdoor tort enclosures, still a WIP but it’s evenly divided so all three tortoises can have their own space, anyway, this is a great option when your babe gets a bit bigger!
 

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Sherdil

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Do we have any active members from Qatar?
That possibly could help with directing the family in a right direction.
We are able to give lots of advice however we are not able to help directly.
As a child I understand that you don’t have the financial ability to get things that you need.
We tell you specially what you NEED!!
There is unfortunately not much we can do if your parents say “no”.

I think building the wooden box is still probably one of the cheapest ways if you are unable to get a big plastic bin as recommended above.

Would it be easier if we make a specific list that you present to parents ?
All the plastic boxes were too small. But i know where i can find some wood. Ill build a 5x5 ft cage. But should i close the top or open it?
 

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All the plastic boxes were too small. But i know where i can find some wood. Ill build a 5x5 ft cage. But should i close the top or open it?
Yeah can you please list the things i need to put in his cage? But can you show me the cheapest ways for them to work?
 

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Yeah can you please list the things i need to put in his cage? But can you show me the cheapest ways for them to work?
You will need a water dish, you can get a shallow terracotta dish at your local garden store, you need to be sure that the water is not too deep so that Sherdil will not drown. You will need a slate of some sort, even a flat rock to feed her on, this will help with wearing down her beak naturally. You are going to need the lights that were mentioned previously. You will want to use ORGANIC garden soil, if it has perlite or fertilizers in it it could kill your tort. You are going to want to get a hide so that she has some shelter to feel secure in. You can also think about getting a plant for the enclosure like a spider plant or pothos.
 

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You will need a water dish, you can get a shallow terracotta dish at your local garden store, you need to be sure that the water is not too deep so that Sherdil will not drown. You will need a slate of some sort, even a flat rock to feed her on, this will help with wearing down her beak naturally. You are going to need the lights that were mentioned previously. You will want to use ORGANIC garden soil, if it has perlite or fertilizers in it it could kill your tort. You are going to want to get a hide so that she has some shelter to feel secure in. You can also think about getting a plant for the enclosure like a spider plant or pothos.
I did ask my parents for a terracotta dish. But they accidently bought a plate for him. I put water and his lettuce in there and he drinks and eats. But I will definitely get a terracotta dish next time! Are you saying that Organic garden soil is fine for him as a substrate?
 

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I did ask my parents for a terracotta dish. But they accidently bought a plate for him. I put water and his lettuce in there and he drinks and eats. But I will definitely get a terracotta dish next time! Are you saying that Organic garden soil is fine for him as a substrate?
Organic Garden Soil will probably be the best thing that you can find where you live (;
 
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