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  1. Amphibians
    Hi, I was wanting to get some California climbing salamanders (Aneides lugubris). I was thinking that maybe it was possible to keep them outdoors since they are found in Humboldt county, California where the temperatures can go to 0C and the summers go into the 20's but they are also found down...
  2. Lizards
    Hi, I'd like to build an outdoor enclosure for savannah. The ambient temp is very low like 50F during winter. If I always keep an basking area like 113F, will the temp difference(113F-50F=63F) cause any problem? Or it is good enough? Thanks!
  3. Lizard Classifieds
    GIANT CANARY ISLAND LIZARD - Gallotia stehlini CB 2014 Adult male, slightly larger than adult male Eyed Lizard. Very calm and easy to handle, like a beardy. Lives most of year in greenhouse, comes into a 4' viv in winter, but bearded dragon style set up would also suit. No swaps. Buyer...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi all This is my first post so I'm sorry if this kind of thing has already been discussed before. I'm about to buy a young horsfield and need advice on building an outdoor enclosure for him. I am wanting to get something that is: ready made if possible as I don't have anyone to help me, I...
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have finally fulfilled my childhood dream and rehomed a couple of Reeves turtles yesterday. They are just over two years old (one male, one female). While I have a tank inside, with a heater, I would like to acclimatise them to a small outdoor pond. I have the area all set up, slightly...
  6. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I unexpectedly 'adopted' a 2 year old Horsfield yesterday without actually planning to and need some advice on a suitable 'temporary' outdoor enclosure that I can prepare fairly quickly!! Annie has been kept indoors since a baby and yesterday and today has been given the run of our garden...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Firstly apologies if you are forever getting asked about this, I've looked at the other threads as much as possible but still have a few questions. I'm looking to move my 2 4yr old Hermans to an outside enclosure as permanently as is possible in Birmingham! I'm looking at a small shed/large...
  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi everybody I have a horsfield tort and she has gone out for the first time in her new run for safety reasons mainly to stop my dog getting her again she has a wire mesh bottom so i was wondering is there any plants we could keep potted in there like pansies or small shrubs so she could hide...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Very new to this site so Hi everyone! I have offered to rehome 2 Hermanns from a relative who unfortunately has become to ill to take care of them. We have considered owning a tortoise for about a year so we haven't rushed in. However I now find myself tasked with creating an outdoor...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, I currently have a male (Hercules, 10 years old, had him for 9 years) and female (Bella, 25 years old, had her for 2 years). Previously I have always housed them indoors all year round in separate tortoise tables, on nice days during the summer letting them roam the garden but always...
  11. Lizards
    Hi everyone, So I finally have my own house (wooo!) and I'm bringing my iguana with me. Unfortunately he has serious beef with me so my bf (who is also buying the house with me) says he's not allowed in the house (due to this...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I am looking at building an outdoor turtle pond in my garden at my new house obv wontcbecputting turtles in there for a while but tbh I don't really know where to start and was looking for any info possible, I have experience in saltwater fish tanks but that is about all so any input would be...
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I'm sure many of these questions have been asked and answered before, so I apologise in advance, but I just want to make sure I'm doing things right! I am in the process of building an outdoor enclosure for my 3 year old horsfield. He currently uses a guinea pig run but it's too small and...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    What would be a good temperature for ybs, maps and a painted turtle in a outdoor pond in the summer, some of these turtles have spent there life indoor I rehomed these last year and want to put them into my pond but I've just been doing some work out there and the water seems very cold. I won't...
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Im looking at this http://www.amazon.co.uk/RABBIT-GUINEA-HIDE-HOUSE-HUTCHES/dp/B006OMZ170/ref=pd_sim_sbs_petsupplies_4 or something like this to put in my tortoises outdoor enclosure, should i remove the bottom so hes just on soil, or leave it like it is? also, should i put his heat lamp...
  16. Avian
    (this kind of links in with my previous thread) so my grandad has decided that after seeing those poor cockatiels in the garden centre, to get his own aviary again, after 40 years of not having one :lol2: he's seen me on this forum a lot and asked me to ask what birds he should have in there...
  17. Exotic Mammals
    Hi, I would like some advice please regarding outdoor enclosures for prairie dogs. Any hints, tips or ideas would be welcome. I have a six foot x six foot metal framed aviary which is currently empty. It has a sturdy metal frame, and thick mesh so would be ideal from that point of view but I...
  18. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey all, i have 2 leopard tortoises that are now about a foot in length, they are pretty big and currently we keep them in the house in a 6 foot viv at night and during the day they wander the house, during summer we put them outside in the garden in a bit we have partitioned off that has a...
  19. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Just thought I would post some pictures of the enclosure I (and with the help of my pops) are making for my two horsefields. On Friday (yesterday), went to B&Q and bought 8 - 8'x6''x2'' decking boards and a sheet of exterior plywood 8'x4'. The decking boards to make the outer perimeter and the...
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