I wouldn't keep one, or recommend anyone keep one in a colder climate, unless you have the means to build a large heated warehouse and can afford the cost of heating something like that. Anything is possible with enough time and money, but housing and heating a of herd giant tortoise in the frozen north would cost an awful lot.argus333 said:what size shed or pen do u keep them in in winter? i have 80ft x120 ft space in yard. but how big is inside enclosures? in nj we still have some warm days here even in winter 60s are often now a days.
I agree this is all thats needed IF you live in a relatively warm area. This would not be enough for a giant that had to remain indoors for months at a time, or in an area that is too cold in general. We have a few days in the 50s in the winter, but most days are into the 60s and 70s. Imagine if your normal daily highs were in the teens or 20's from November to March, with nights below zero.emysemys said:In my opinion, you don't need a very large shed. You need floor space at least a little bigger than the tortoise will be at full size, then you double it so that there is room for him to get off the pig blanket or heat source. My two aldabs live in a 16'x16' shed. There are two pig blankets in two corners. The shed is tall enough for me to walk in there and stand up in order to clean it out. They push open the door every morning and go outside, whether it is raining or shining.
Heraclean offspring if I am so fortunate.sibi said:What I'd like to know is who will take care of these magnificent animals when you guys get too old and weak to care for them?
Eastern.Spn785 said:I REALLY want to get an Aldabra one day, but I feel as though I live in too cold a climate and I don't think I have enough room, even though I have about half an acre.
Boah, what part of missouri are you in?
Not that fast, considering the age needed for the female to lay eggs and all the big fields needed to breed them.argus333 said:ya i see them at reptile shows feeds pet center by me in ny also has them for sale from time to time. it seems like a lot sold and i wonder if they will become like sulcatas and overrun the U S.
woops freds pet center...
I hope one day. May you share how big the enclosure they have to breed the galop?Will said:Go to the Philly Zoo, with that indoor /outdoor setup we bred galops, it's not so big a deal. Will
I probably overestimated the inside area too. It is a large area for the amount of time the tortoises get outside.argus333 said:i have been there many times don't think outside area is no where near that big. they also have a about 8 adults as well.