When can I put my redfoot outside?

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I have a 3-year-old redfoot tortoise. He's about 5-6 inches. He's been indoors the entire 3 years. We're making him a new indoor enclosure, but we might move before the enclosure's done. Instead of temporarily reassembling his current enclosure at the new place, I was thinking of putting him outside until the new one is done. Is a 3-year-old redfoot big enough to go outside? Could we use concrete blocks and put chicken wire on top?

We're in mid Missouri for context
 

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I wouldn't just go outside full time. I prefer to acclimate them with short spans of time outside over a period weeks or months.

5-6 inches is large enough to spend all day outside, but he'll need a heated shelter for night and cooler days.

And right now its WAYYYYY to cold.
 

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I wouldn't just go outside full time. I prefer to acclimate them with short spans of time outside over a period weeks or months.

5-6 inches is large enough to spend all day outside, but he'll need a heated shelter for night and cooler days.

And right now its WAYYYYY to cold.
That's a good point. This would be in May, but it'll still be pretty chilly at night then. I have a spare 8 sq ft bin I'll probably use as an indoor overnight stay.
 

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That's a good point. This would be in May, but it'll still be pretty chilly at night then. I have a spare 8 sq ft bin I'll probably use as an indoor overnight stay.
I bring my RF inside if it gets below 55 at night, and I have heated night houses.

If will be below 60 for more than 48 hours, they will stop digesting food and start to be susceptible to respiratory issues.
 
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