tiger-at-heart:

Steve’s most recent home upgrade. He nows lives in a large tank with live plants and real rocks and a pool large enough for him to walk around in if he wanted. Steve lived in a 12×6 tank when I took over his care about 5 years ago. His original owner left for the Navy and has been in the service since. During my time with Steve I have upgraded his conditions thrice, this being the third time.

tiger-at-heart:

Steve’s most recent home upgrade. He nows lives in a large tank with live plants and real rocks and a pool large enough for him to walk around in if he wanted. Steve lived in a 12×6 tank when I took over his care about 5 years ago. His original owner left for the Navy and has been in the service since. During my time with Steve I have upgraded his conditions thrice, this being the third time.

tiger-at-heart:

Steve’s most recent home upgrade. He nows lives in a large tank with live plants and real rocks and a pool large enough for him to walk around in if he wanted. Steve lived in a 12×6 tank when I took over his care about 5 years ago. His original owner left for the Navy and has been in the service since. During my time with Steve I have upgraded his conditions thrice, this being the third time.

Tortoise Feng Shui, Pearl approves. <3

haleswashurr:

I redecorated Pearl’s house and hung autumn “wallpaper” and she LOVES it 🙂

just to be sure to ward off the internet police, when it was mentioned that we’ve been distracted by the IKEAhackers website, we were not implying hacking a website for free furniture (though I gladly accept all things free!). No, we were talking about what many of you know as the creative customization of ikea furniture. Its funtimes except that it requires energy and time and tends to distract from the task at hand for a good few days.

So here we present you with a tortoise/turtle relevant IKEAhack! This person created a terrarium for their tort using an IKEA benno tv unit. Not bad! Click to read more at the IKEAhackers website 😀

just to be sure to ward off the internet police, when it was mentioned that we’ve been distracted by the IKEAhackers website, we were not implying hacking a website for free furniture (though I gladly accept all things free!). No, we were talking about what many of you know as the creative customization of ikea furniture. Its funtimes except that it requires energy and time and tends to distract from the task at hand for a good few days.

So here we present you with a tortoise/turtle relevant IKEAhack! This person created a terrarium for their tort using an IKEA benno tv unit. Not bad! Click to read more at the IKEAhackers website 😀

These got their nickname “little Houdinis” for a reason.

Many people asked me about the specs for Zoya’s enclosure. I’m putting together a post with the details and pictures and specs of her new outdoor play pen. Thought I’d begin the housing a tort discussion by sharing some of my “lessons learned” for Russian tortoise owners.  

When putting together an enclosure make sure any plastic lining you use is covered by something hard. Also a good idea to block off the corners. As you can see she’s damn strong and ready to move 🙂 (also darn adorable)