Tortoise table/Custom indoor enclosure

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jaypost4

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Hi everyone! A few months ago a friend found a little "weird turtle" walking around a neighborhood in Boca Raton, Florida and gave him to me. So, here it is my new Tortoise Table/Indoor corner unit enclosure: made of Pine plywood. Three section table. Table with rails, water proofed flooring, rock background, floating shelves, enclosed lights (Zoo-M ed PowerSun 100watt), two sleeping zones, two story flooring and lids for cleaning accessibility. Bed-A-Beast w/organic topsoil mixture substrate, and viewing windows.
*P.S. It's my first wood project and I had very few tools. Hand saw,screw driver,hammer,small level and two little clamps.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZTBDdbhKUU&feature=plcp

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaypost4/sets/72157632014048861/with/8187261879/


Tortoise Table by JayPost4, on Flickr
 

ckidd_1999

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Tht is a SWEET setup for ur tortoise. I need to do somthing like tht. What type of tort do u have?
 

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That is incredible. Seems complicated to put together!

Does look like a Sulcata.

Check out Tom's posts for more information on caring for them.
 

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Nice build. It looks really good, and since you live in Boca you can put him outside in a pen when he gets bigger (which will happen rapidly).
 

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Amazing enclosure. I've never seen something like that in this forum :D

I should copy this if I ever get my hands on some egyptian torts.
 

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Wow!! That is amazing....you have some great skills.
 

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I am so impressed by this....it definitely earns 5/5 stars for both form and function :D keep up the great work!
 

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Amazing holy WOW. My torts are sooo envious of your new found tort:) great job
 

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AMAZING!!!! Very nice looking! I couldn't have done that with all the tools from Home Depot....
 

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This is amazing!! I watched the video too! What a lucky tortoise!!
Great job!
 

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This looks AMAZING, what a lucky tort! I also love how much storage space is included. Such a creative design!

I concur with the other posters that you have a baby sulcata. It certainly won't stay small for long - once it outgrows this tort table, you might have to get a little Greek or Russian tort, or another kind that stays small! (And you can use your mad carpentry skillz to build your sulcata a new big enclosure outside! :) :) )

Great job! Both functional, and visually pleasing!
 

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Thanks everyone!
All that work has payed off :D
I was told my little buddy is a Sulcata, so I made the table to give him some extra walking space for now. He seems to like it and wants nothing to do with me now...:p
 
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