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#1 Rue

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:46 PM

Planning our long-term indoor enclosure for Goosefoot. :)

 

To save on the footprint and to make things easier for me to manage physically, I'm thinking of a two tiered enclosure.

 

Pros - bigger area to roam.

 

Cons - other than the tortoise could fall if the sides of the ramp weren't tall enough...I can't think of any other cons off the top of my head...

 

What would be the best use of the upper level?  Feeding?



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 10:06 PM

Tiered enclosures rarely work as a tortoises instinct is to dig down to sleep and to climb as a means of escape. It's hard to get decent light levels too as indoor habitats are already allot less light than outdoors. Ramps are pretty dangerous to be honest, too much risk of broken limbs or even necks.




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