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Posted by: -ryan- at Sun Oct 16 11:26:11 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by -ryan- ]  
   

Yeah, I already modified the plan. To start, since I need to keep my mom's goofy siamese cat out of the container, I'm going to cut a large hole in the top of the rubbermaid container (11"x29", and I'm going to attach a spare screen tank top I have (20 gallon long size top) to the top, using zip-ties. I'm going to have it upside down so that there's sort of a rim around the screened area to make sure that no heat lamps can somehow slide off and break.

I have two containers I've seen so far that I like. One is about 12" tall, 16" wide, and maybe 36" long....it's a little smaller than I want to get though. I like the height though. I found other containers that were perfect (like 24"x40" or something), except they were only 7" tall, and I figure once I put a thin layer of dirt in it, the tortoise will be too close to the top. One that I saw that I really liked a lot was a christmas tree box. It's like 20" wide by 52" long, and around 12" tall. If I put it on top of my two lizard cages (which are 4'x2'), there would be a little bit of it hanging off, but I think it would make an excellent enclosure for a russian tortoise. Plus, I could use a different screen lid to make the top with (I also have a 48"x12" top that I could use). I'll have to check it out today. Me and my dad are going to a bunch of places to try to track down some things....specifically some topsoil, an appropriate size bin, some hay (timothy hay? That's what Russiantortoise.org suggested), as well as some small things like materials for hiding spots, and a water dish.

We may end up ordering a baby tortoise this week....maybe even today if we can find what we need to set it up.


   

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