Getting any new pet is an exciting time. But there is also lots to think about. Reptiles in particular have many special care requirements that you need to consider before deciding to welcome one into your family. And buying a tortoise can be even more complex since many are protected species with legal requirements surrounding their trade.
Whether you are planning on getting a pet tortoise or you already have one, it’s important to know how to set up an outdoor tortoise enclosure for their enjoyment, as well as for their safety. If you choose to keep your tortoise indoors, that’s fine too! But it’s nice to give them an outside area for when we are blessed with some warm weather.
Living for at least 30 years, and sometimes much, much longer, tortoises are complex creatures. it’s important that tortoise owners know as much about their pets as possible to ensure those long lives are happy and healthy. The first step is to provide an environment that has everything your tortoise needs to thrive. Here’s everything you need to know about how to set up a tortoise house.