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Posted by: time_lord at Tue Apr 28 18:41:30 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by time_lord ]  
   

All,

This weekend I will be rescuing two Russian Tortoises from a friend who can no longer take care of them. They are male and female, and appear to be about 4~5 years old. The people I am acquiring them from have always kept them indoors. I will be housing them in an outdoor pen that I just finished (see pix) I have a couple of questions:

1.) Since they are male and female, would they each need their own hide boxes, or would they be happier in one larger box?

2.) Since they are currently kept indoors, will the transition affect them too much? In the Santa Cruz mountains where I live, the daily temps are in the 70s, and it can dip to the high 40s at night. I plan on pre-digging them some burrows so that they wont have to do too much on the first night to get underground, but they wont have a heater.

Thanks!


   

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