How To Build An Outdoor Enclosure For Your Box Turtle (And Other Reptiles) In Your Own Backyard (Nsfw
An outdoor pen can be a home for a part of the year or a place for your turtle to enjoy warm afternoons. Most experts agree that spending at least some time outside is very beneficial to box turtles kept in the wild. The aim is to make the outdoor pen match their natural habitat. Turtles need light from the sun for Vitamin D synthesis. Many owners prefer solid sides. Some turtle will try to get through a wire fence. Concrete paving stones placed around the inside perimeter of the enclosure will help discourage digging.:max_bytes(150000):striped-iccop . Box turtles eat insects and other bugs. They are herbivores that will eat leaves and flowers. The water dish must be large enough for the turtle to sit inside. Ornate box turtles come from more arid areas. They have a strong urge to dig. They need lots of loose, deep soil for digging and good protection against escape. Their peninsule should be planted with items such as prairie grasses, wildflowers and sagebrush. . . .