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Sulcata Indoor Enclosure

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by xMario, Feb 6, 2019.

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  1. xMario

    xMario Well-Known Member

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    Hello this is my updated Sulcata Enclosure.

    Humidity 92%
    Humidity in hide 98%
    Cold Side 87°F
    Warm Side 94°F
    Directly under Heat Lamp 104°F
    Night Temperature 80°F

    Thanks for all the information I got in my previous posts it really helped me. Glad I found this forum pls tell me what u think :)
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    It's plain to see that you've got the humidity covered. Nice improvising! I've always said those guinea pig cages don't work for tortoises, but you've plainly made it work!
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    Thank u
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    Great looking. I agree with Yvonne when I see or hear “cage” I cringe a bit, but, you’ve made some nice modifications. Shrink wrapped, plants, a hide or two, etc.

    The only thing I would suggest is to sink the watering dish down level into the substrate. A lot easier for a tort to sink down into a dish.

    LastLy, not sure of your substrate, but it looks like it has perlite mixed in. Id slowly swap all of that out and replace with orchid bark, coco coir, peat moss/cypress mulch blend.

    Good luck. Time to start thinking about expanding.
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    Thank u
    There's no perlite mixed in don't worry and yes totally forgot to sink the water dish in gonna change that real quick
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    Looks great, good job
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    Great....looks great.
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    Thx to both of u
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    What plants did you plant in there?
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    Looks great! I can't tell but do you have a hide for the tortoise?
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    Under the big rock there's a flat stone plate and I dug a hole under it its humid and safe :) but I changed the setup
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