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Posted: 02/09/2014 by dannibi

hi everyone!

My first of many questions! please could anyone tell me if my tort enclosure encourages spiders? I have a phobia of spiders, and have found several in my room this year. I keep my youngster on top soil, and my mum thinks this might attract them? Problem is I never find them anywhere near her, they are always the other end of the room. I have not opened my window in months, due to this issue! My dad advised one of those pest clear plug ins, that make some sort of noise to deter them? But I was worried it might bother bramble? Please can someone help I am suffering a lot! Many thanks :-)

Re: Spiders!
Posted: 05/09/2014 by Tom


You could consider obtaining treatment for your phobia, it's clearly seriously affecting your life.

Re topsoil - as you say, if they are at the other end of the room, it's not attracting them. Also you are right in stating that the deterrent could affect your tortoise.

Depending on species, your tort would have been better living outside in summer. 

Good luck,


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