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#1 laura d

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 06:27 PM

My tortoise belonged to my mother as a little girl but left in the capable hands of her mother. There was a pair of them, however one died in its 30s. Houdini lived in a small back yard close to the beach so mostly a garden of pebbles and shells untill her passing. Houdini was then inherited by my mum. A small enclosed multi layered patio garden was his romping ground. Then like with christmas it was my turn to take over when my mother became unable to look after him anymore. 

A 30' square enclosed grass and paved garden with lots of shrubs was his new adventure. A little hutch to retire to in the evening and south facing sun all day. To say this was his territory would be an understatement, hes not a fan of sharing.  

Recently moved, he will be suprised to awaken from his hibernation to a whole new world ( which i have yet to builld). no longer fully enclosed i will be needing to build him an enclosure. 

That is what bought me here, looking for ideas.

So here is the man himself, Houdini. Attached File  014.JPG   54.77KB   0 downloads 

 



#2 mildredsmam

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:07 AM

Hi Laura,

Houdini, would benefit loads from some thing like a greenhouse with an enclosure off it, I have a heated shed for my tortoises with a large enclosure, I tried to do it with them in mind so lots of plants and large rocks etc, they can come and go into the shed as they please here's a couple of photo's that might give you some ideas. :)

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 SAM_2354_zps8f7t5eyu.jpg :)



#3 laura d

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 06:53 PM

This looks amazing. 

Thanks for the pictures. your tortoise looks soo small. 



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 07:48 AM

Cant even find the tortoise!

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 06:41 PM

That's cos there isn't one :) Beautiful enclosure though.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:37 PM

The only tort I can see is the stone ornamental one on the patio. I had one once but Harry kept attacking it.
Yes, beautiful enclosure, well done Karen.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:16 AM

Thats what I thought;-) . Thought I was being dense!




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