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By Debbie | 26 February 2022 | 0 Comments
Guide To DIY Tortoise Table

Guide To DIY Tortoise Table

Although turtles generally live on the beach, they can indeed be raised indoors 2-5 years before their life, and you can control the temperature, living conditions, and other conditions they need through some of their living habits. diet.
For adult turtles, keeping them indoors is indeed a cruel thing, but you can adjust the size of the turtle table to achieve its ideal living place. If you really want to breed turtles indoors, then this guide to DIY tortoise table for some knowledge is not to be missed.

So why do we DIY our own turtle table instead of buying it directly at a place that specializes in selling turtles or other marine animals? The answer is actually very simple, nothing more than saving a lot of unnecessary waste. And the size and style of takeaway sales may not necessarily be suitable for your turtle life.


Which turtles are suitable for breeding on turtle tables?

Generally, turtles in subtropical arid climates can be raised in indoor turtle tables, such as:
Greek tortoise
Herman's Turtle
Edge turtle
North American desert tortoise

What's so good about the tortoise table?

In addition to its ability to provide your turtle with a more comfortable environment than other indoor enclosures, the turtle table benefits from a unique and simple design.
It's usually made of wood, and it's not very expensive, you can buy a good quality turtle table out there for less than $100, or you can even DIY one yourself.


What do we need to buy for a DIY tortoise table?

1. Whenever possible, buy a table made of hardwood or treated plywood that will not be damaged by wet weather;
2. The size of the table is preferably 1' x 3' (30cm x 90cm);
3. If you are putting the table on the floor, then you also need to buy a model with a mesh cover, especially if you have other pets (such as cats) wandering around.


How to decorate your turtle table?

The first thing you must know is that in addition to a good table, the turtle table also needs the following things:
Lighting, substrates (loose floors), interior furniture.
When you keep tortoises indoors, this means they may not be able to absorb enough UV radiation, which often plays a huge role in turtle growth and metabolism.
The best solution is to install the right lighting, in the form of heat lamps and UV lamps. Whatever type of bulb you buy, make sure it emits UV light.

When your turtle is a hatchling, you will need a thermometer to monitor the ambient air temperature in the turtle table.
Before adding any other material to your turtle table, it would be wise to install some kind of padding at the base to prevent moisture from seeping into the table or elsewhere. Just buy a heavy-duty trash bag or plastic decorative dust cloth to do this.
Considering that the turtle is in constant contact with the turtle table, adding some flooring material to it is more suitable for its life.
In addition to the essentials, you can add some driftwood or cold shirt cones for it to play with.

Installation requirements:
First, you must place the turtle table as close to an electrical outlet as possible, and second, let the turtle absorb as much natural light as possible from the outside. When conditions permit, it is best to place the table near a window.
Also, you should place the turtle table in a quiet part of your home, away from pets and children as much as possible.
All the above is detailed knowledge about the DIY turtle table, welcome to read it if you love to breed turtles!

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