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#1 TerryO

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:28 AM

I just finished making this outdoor garden for my boxies. Thee plants are new and have to get established, and I have to make a cover for the section where they will hibernate. I'm thinking of a piece of wonderboard, and cementing some stones on top to make it look like a natural cave.
At the end of this side is the pond
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On this end will be the cave where they will hibernate. I will fill it up with lots of leaf litter
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For now I just put a cover of plywood on it That's Nora, my old Ornate looking out
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That's Chewy and Pi ...Chewy in the pond and Pi on a plant
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That's Nolie walking along the side of the stream. The large stones are cemented on top, and over lap so no one can climb out and it also forms a cave along the whole side so they can sit under it
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eating
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This is my old ornate.

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this is their old garden, but now my Cherry Head has it all to himself

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#2 tinyturtlestimestwo

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:48 AM

Wow, those look GREAT!!

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:34 AM

Wow...very nice. How much do you charge per hour? :lol:

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:01 PM

I saw your pics on another post as well. This looks AWESOME for boxies, you did a lot of work on it obviously!

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:17 PM

Holy kamoley, Terry!! These enclosures are INCREDIBLE! Personally, I think the old one is nicer than the new one. How did you achieve that shallow stream effect? Is that a prefab liner? Also, what is that plant you have lining it? It looks like a succulent. Man, these enclosures make mine look like Tobacco Row. You sure do have some lucky turts. Congrats, my friend, on the fruits of a lot of obvious hard work and effort. Cheers, Kerry

#6 TerryO

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 05:49 PM

Thanks Kerry. The old enclosure is well established now for three years. I just did the new one this past week. By next year it should look very much like the old one, as it will be established. The plants have to grow...the ground cover has to spread, and the moss has a lot of spreading to do. The boxies are loving it now.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:09 PM

Congrats and nice set up!

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:29 AM

Nice set-up TerryO!

I'd love details regarding how you are handling the water in this space...it looks as if you have cement channels: is the water flowing? What kind of pump are you using? Tell us about the cement a little more...what is the mix? What kind of ground cover are you using?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:01 PM

Wow! This a very cool setup. Looks like Turtle heaven.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:02 PM

that is what i call a very nice outdoor place for the cuties [:respect]
Well done - I hope I can do a good job as well with mine in the next few days of work .....
greetz from california ....

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:16 PM

Wow that's one nice set up , I have a 30 x 18 foot pen for my eastern box turtle. I have been working on It for a month now but it looks like I have to put in a nice cave like that. Good job




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