What enclosure should I get?

Brian Nicoleau

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i had a redfoot in st barth a french island it was a little bigger it lived in a cardboard box that i gave it and yeah i got it from the wild
 

Jdaniel

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Also give me some tips on trying to take care of it and what to not do please this is my 2nd tortoise but my 1st I had for like a month in a cardboard box in st Barth and then I released it a month later because I had to leave
I call BS
Not sure if h e forgot about his first turtle or not, but on the first page, he did mention briefly having a redfoot from St Bartholemey, and there IS a large population of introduced
redfoots there.

 

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Are u his dad?
No, but I think he needs to ask for some help from his parents, like get them to come on here and read the care guide, etc.

Because frankly, I think he might be in a bit over his head if he is being expected to care for it long term on his own.

Just a brief glance at redfoot tells me they would outgrow any reasonably sized indoor enclosure/setup fairly quickly.
 

Brian Nicoleau

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Ok so can you guys recommend me an box to I can put my tortoise in because legit my ceramic heater heater the plastic and made a hole through it this next one I’ll just make a hole to put the ceramic heater
 

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i heard romanian lettuce is good is it? it doesnt say anything in the care sheets
Romain lettuce isn’t bad. But it has no nutritional value, if he keeps eating just that it will die. Try telling your parents if you don’t get the stuff there’s a chance the Tortoise will Die.
 

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Ok so can you guys recommend me an box to I can put my tortoise in because legit my ceramic heater heater the plastic and made a hole through it this next one I’ll just make a hole to put the ceramic heater
If there's a Lowe's, Home Depot, or even a Walmart nearby (or other places that carry similar items), you should be able to find a big plastic storage bin, probably 50 gallons or more capacity, in their storage section (aisle).

You will need to modify the lid. Make the hole for the ceramic heat emitter (CHE) larger than the CHE fixture. You can line the opening for the CHE in the lid with aluminum foil (tin foil) to help protect it from getting melted.

You are going to have to find a way to keep the CHE off of the plastic itself. Some people make their own stands to hang lights from, out of materials they get at a hardware store. However, If you can purchase it, the Zoo Med Reptile Light Stand (or Lamp Stand, different term, same thing) is easy to use and adjustable. I use the Large size on my indoor enclosures for bearded dragons and some turtles. Shop around, you should be able to find it online for $20 or a little more.
 
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