Tortoise leash and outfits?

VJRDuran

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SJTort

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Walking where? The sidewalk is not suitable. No leash attachment is truly secure. In plain sight under constant supervision, that's okay for a short while. But a tortoise walks quickly for a few minutes, finds shelter and stays there for a long time. If you stop watching, it can disappear.

Tortoises do not want to walk on leashes. They don't want guidance. A leash may seem like a fun idea, but not to a tortoise. It can't replace a secure outdoor habitat.

You can try it, but it's not a long term solution for exercise & outdoor time. I did the balloon on a rubber band and supervised outdoor time routine before my habitats were built. It was frustrating, anxiety producing, and boring; and they didn't get nearly enough outdoor time.
What does your outdoor enclosure look like? I am planning on redoing mine.
 

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Marcella

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Would you consider making one out of neoprene such that it would maintain some of their existing heat for short outside visits?
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Would you consider making one out of neoprene such that it would maintain some of their existing heat for short outside visits?
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I would love to see what you make.Am interested in leashes, too. I have a Sulcata (Uneaux) about 15 inches long and a red foot (Jambalaya) about 12 inches. I could whatever measurements you need and send pics, if you'd like.
 
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