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In Topic: Help With First Outdoor Enclosure

18 June 2018 - 01:32 PM

I find that once they have the habit of sleeping in one spot and it works well for them, they always keep sleeping there season after season.

Mine sleep inside the cold frame, hidden tightly under a damp cork bark. Each evening I also close securely the entrance of the cold frame for piece of mind during the night. It is easy to do and very valuable just in case.


In Topic: Slug And Snail Control.

15 June 2018 - 09:57 AM

Another idea for slugs control




In Topic: Georgie Sleeping Out At Night

14 June 2018 - 05:21 PM

If the little house is in outdoor enclosure and not heated at night yes it is a goodod idea to put it inside it so if the weather turns funny at night it is under shelter. You will need to have the ground of the little house bottomless and the sides digged into the ground in order to give the chance for your tort to dig in the ground inside the house..I would also water the soil inside the little house to keep it damp as needed.

Hope his helps. Any further questions please ask on the forum.

In Topic: Egg Laying

14 June 2018 - 05:01 PM

Thanks both for posting picture and videos. They are such strong creatures and they seem so gentle and careful when they their eggs.

In Topic: Living Outdoors Permantly - Eek!

30 May 2018 - 06:08 AM


You can make the ground level of the hot house higher than the ground level of the enclosure by adding more soil in the hot house. For example I made it about 10cm higher in the hot house of my babies. This will create a slope at the entrance of the hot house.

Also do you have a heat lamp in the hot house, because that will help to dry the soil and a heat lamp is a necessity for a tort outdoors.

Do you have pictures of the enclosure, the hot house and inside the hot house?

Thank you