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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have two female Hermann tortoises and I'm looking for some advice about the types of basking lamps and fittings for outdoor use. I am in the process of updating their outdoor enclosure and am so excited about it as It's something I've been saving for for a while!😀 We have builders making a...
  2. Snakes
    I run an orchard on farmland in Yunnan China (I'm American but been over here for about 20 years) and today I caught a Pseudoxenodon macrops heading across the grass toward my natural ponbd area. I am inclined to setup a large wiremesh enclosure in the orchard (maybe 9 square meters or so) to...
  3. Snakes
    i have been thinking about outdoors enclosures. i aim to build an outdoor "play pen" to put animals out into for a bit on good days without having to have them in hand. i know its not necessary but provided its safe and secure i cant see how some proper sun would be bad. plus it can give some...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I am in the process of moving my tortoises outdoor enclosure to a new patch in the garden but after digging it out I have come across rather a few Stag Beetle Larvae. Does anyone know if these can be bad for tortoises?
  5. Habitat
    I was wondering if anyone uses raised planters such as vegtrugs for the base to an outdoor enclosure? If so what do you use to cover the top? Cheers Chris
  6. Amphibians
    I was wondering if anyone uses raised planters such as vegtrugs for a base to an outdoor enclosure? If so what do you use to cover the top? Cheers Chris
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all. Finished the filling in of the enclosure. Just a lil unsure what to do next. Would anyone reccommmend some sort of net to go over the top for protection for the tortoise. And the other thing i was thinking about is the mini greenhouse in the link below for those chillier days so the...
  8. Amphibian Classifieds
    I have two plastic water tanks in my yard that have been invaluable to me through the years for raising newt larvae. One is around four foot long, the other a bit smaller. Once set up they are just like ponds and will teem with small aquatic critters, meaning larvae released into them won't need...
  9. Lizards
    I thought I would make a thread sharing some of the things incorperated for the iguanas over the weekend to make the most out of the warm weather we have had, it may give others some ideas, and I would equally be just as interested to know if anyone else has done some interesting things for...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi - I have finally got the mini shed built today and now just need to modify it with plexiglass etc!!! (HELP!!) What should I use in the shed as a substrate - the shed will be for night time and also will have basking lamp for cold spells and half of it may be converted to mini greenhouse if...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I am starting to think about constructing the outdoor enclosure for herbie. I am looking at putting in a mini shed or similar for bad weather and also that I could fit a basking light into. What would you say is the minimum height I should be looking for to enable a basking light to be put...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, I am planning to build a new tortoise run for my Hermanns....well with lots of help from my other half. The run will have kickboards and be partially buried underground to prevent escape with a wire mesh base. Can anyone tell me which timber is safe for animals. My partner asked if...
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    We are going to make our tortoises a larger outdoor enclosure and want to know which wood is safe to use? Denise
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    So the building of my outdoor enclosure is coming along and it is about time I turned my attention to the insulation of the closed area of it. I will be using a tubular heater (with guard) for heating but was wondering what is the best thing to use to insulate the floor, walls and roof with to...
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Posted up a few new videos of the pancakes getting up to mischief in their new outdoor enclosure... Pancakes on the grass.. Spartacus' Buffet! - YouTube Outdoor adventures 1... First time exploring! - YouTube Outdoor adventures 2.. Spartacus finds the plantain!.mp4 - YouTube Outdoor adventures...
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I was getting excited seeing everyone else making their summer enclosures, and as my garden is a building site.. I cant get to planning my permanent outdoor enclosure until next summer. So when i found that IKEA were selling a storage unit that matched my dining table and chairs (this was this...
  17. Amphibians
    Hi,I'm just toying with the idea of an outdoor enclosure to house slamanders/frogs/toads i'm not sure which yet as more research is needed.I have a triangular space at bottom of my garden that's about 3ft 3ft 4 ft across the front.is this big enough?how far do I dig down the sides to stop them...
  18. Habitat Pictures
    Right folks, after many weekends of Blood (literally) Sweat (that too) and swearing (ample amounts), I have finally completed my Timon enclosures for the T Pater and Lepidus to go outside. They are going to be out all winter, I have created hibernacula underground at a depth of 45cm, with...
  19. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Has anyone here got one of these? I'd like to make one but need a few pointers in terms of shelter, heating and basking lamps. Can they live outdoors all year round with the correct equipment and housing in place? I'm wondering if they woud naturally gravitate to a heated area or if there...
  20. Habitat
    I built these for housing axolotls or other aquatic caudates. Further details are available in the video descriptions. Pondquarium one Pondquarium two
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