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Outdoor enclosure help please!
Posted: 24/05/2017 by Clairaloulou

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 can't do heavy phys work am no good with diy stuff anyway!
not completely permanent as I live in a rented house
Not massively expensive 
Big enough so I don't have to expand it when he's grown.
With a lid to protect him

Feel completely lost with it all!  Thought about a guinea pig run type thing but my grass has had treatments on it, so then thought of putting in a raised flower bed thing then a run on top??? Think I am probably making it much harder than I need to!

Please can someone help 😊  A few pointers on what needs to go in the enclosure would be great too please.  I'm going to grow a lot of his food from seeds, but please can you tell me if I can buy plants (obvs that are suitable) from eg the garden centre? Want to get a cactus for in his table inside but I'm worried about chemicals etc.

Re: Outdoor enclosure help please!
Posted: 24/05/2017 by


Don't buy a horsfield's unless it is from a TPG approved breeder, see "Buying a Tortoise/ ........." box on left.

An adult needs 15sqm - a 1yr old needs 1sqm, so you can't make or buy an enclosure that suits both.
Look at the "Photo Gallery for ideas.

Search for organically grown plants online.



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