Can I see your Eastern Box turtle habitats/enclosures? - FaunaClassifieds
 Sponsors   Breeders | Dealers |  Importers/Exporters | Caging | Feed | Supplies | Services | Events 
  Inside FaunaClassifieds  Product Reviews |  Classifieds!   | Photo Gallery   | Banner Advertising 
  Do you want to be able to bump and highlight your classified ads? Click here!

Go Back   FaunaClassifieds > Reptile & Amphibian - General Discussion Forums > Turtles & Tortoises Discussion Forum


Turtles & Tortoises Discussion Forum This forum is for the purpose of discussing any topics concerning the turtles and tortoises of the world.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
Can I see your Eastern Box turtle habitats/enclosures?

We are looking to make a new habitat for our boxie, Bubbus. Just wanted to see other setups for ideas. Thanks!
Old 04-09-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
Here's my 8'x8'x2' enclosure that houses 1.3.0 ETB's.

Old 04-09-2011, 11:11 PM   #3
Thats a very nice enclosure. Do you have an underground guard to prevent them from burrowing out?
Old 04-09-2011, 11:13 PM   #4
Also, what kind of wood did you use? I've been pondering building outdoor enclosures for my 3-Toed BT and RFT but can't really figure out how to do it without risking escapees. Heck cant even figure out the proper non-treated wood to use that wouldnt rot.
Old 04-09-2011, 11:52 PM   #5
Thanks. No, I don't have much of an underground guard. The pen is buried about 3" into the dirt but that's about it. I've been keep these same turtles for over 20 years in the same type of pen and I've never had one try to dig out. The trick I found to keeping turtles from escaping is to trick them into thinking they're not penned in. When a turtle come to an obstacle it's either going to a) go around it, b) dig under it, or c) climb over it. To keep my turtles from feeling like they're not penned in I use large spaced rabbit fencing that is green in color.

Here's an extreme closeup of the wire I use.

I used pressure treated lumber for this pen. The new stuff doesn't have all the bad copper/arsenic in it like it did in the past. But if I was to build a new pen I would use that new synthetic wood that they use for decks that's made from recycled plastic. Obviously this stuff with last for pretty much ever. It's a little more expensive but would be well worth it.
Old 04-10-2011, 01:34 AM   #6
That is an amazing enclosure and beautiful pets! Great job!
Old 04-10-2011, 01:42 PM   #7
Old 05-11-2011, 05:11 AM   #8

Old 05-11-2011, 05:17 AM   #9
i own a small landscaping business and took landscape design. im the only person in nj, pa, and de that i know of that designs and builds these. ive done them with streams, ponds, for water name it. my next one for myself is gonna be 900sqft eith arbor and dock

Old 05-11-2011, 05:24 AM   #10
Originally Posted by Bubbus View Post
We are looking to make a new habitat for our boxie, Bubbus. Just wanted to see other setups for ideas. Thanks!
i would love to discuss this with you. having done so many, ive learned the location can affect the eggs and they wont hatch. i prefer a running water pond kit that is cheap. if you want a drawing lemme know cause i was a draftsman and the engineer before landscaper.

1. they love hastas and hastas ate cheap
2. go to wal mart and plant a black berry bush and blue berry bush
3. i put lattuce up and am growing grapes now
4. i like to go 6 or 8 inches down with chicken wire and curve it into the pen and bury it

Join now to reply to this thread or open new ones for your questions & comments! is the largest online community about Reptile & Amphibians, Snakes, Lizards and number one classifieds service with thousands of ads to look for. Registration is open to everyone and FREE. Click Here to Register!


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eastern box turtle Millerlite009 Turtles/Tortoises 0 09-13-2006 10:03 PM
Eastern Box Turtle joshdhensley Field Collecting/Observing 3 07-02-2006 06:44 PM
eastern box turtle x-ing skycock Field Collecting/Observing 17 09-20-2004 04:19 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:29 AM.

Fauna Top Sites

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.05389309 seconds with 11 queries
Content copyrighted 2002-2018, FaunaClassifieds, LLC