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converting shed
Posted: 14/05/2014 by wendy king

We are having work done in our house and have been wanting to convert our shed outdoors for our two marginated tortoises but dont know where to start or what to use, any advice/pictures would be really appreciated! many thanks 

Re: converting shed
Posted: 15/05/2014 by Tom


I suggest that you get the builders to insulate your shed to a very high standard.
There is plenty of good advice about heating & lighting in box 3 on the left.

Some people attach a greenhouse or cold frame to the shed, with direct access, as well as access directly to their outside enclosure.

Something you design yourselves will, I suspect, give you more satisfaction in the long term.

You don't state their age, but adult & sub-adult marginata need an outside enclosure of at least 15 sq metres. 


Re: converting shed
Posted: 11/08/2014 by KikoDinoGirl

Hiya :D I am nearly finished insulated a bike storage shed for my tortoises. We used celotex (the thickest I could buy) to insulate. It's very easy to cut into shape. We then used hardboard to cover the celotex. I then used PVA glue to cover the base and walls so that I could keep it relatively clean and waterproof. A friend made a tortoise hatch to let the tortoises in and out, but also works as a door to lock them in at night. I painted the outside to keep it as leakproof as possible.

We are now at the stage where I have bought expanding foam stuff to make sure there are no gaps...then I ought to be ready to go!


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