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1.) Garden block pen

tortoise pen

Outdoor pen with a heated shed. Concrete blocks and decorative garden blocks are a versatile material for outdoor tortoise enclosures. They allow pens to be build in any size and shape. Stone pens can also be moved and enlarged as needed. Photos courtesy of Matt, southeast Texas.

stone block tortoise pen

An irregular wall shape avoids corners and feels more natural to tortoises. Enclosure corners are a favorite escape spot for many tortoises. The two side planters are filled with edible plants.

heated tortoise house

This outdoor pen includes a heated tortoise house for cooler weather. The Rubbermaid Horizontal Storage Shed is available in 18 and 32 cubic feet sizes.

tortoise shed

The door opening was cut with a table saw. A carpet runner flap door with 4" slits keeps the house warmer inside while allowing the tortoise to walk through. Inside walls are insulated and the shed is heated with a heat lamp.

2.) Indoor / outdoor runs

greenhouse for star tortoises

Greenhouse with indoor / outdoor runs. Photos courtesy of Andrew Lewis, UK.

indoor tortoise runs

Tortoise runs inside the greenhouse.

star tortoise pen

Star tortoise indoor pens with doors to the outside.

indoor basking area

One of the indoor basking areas.

3.) San Diego Zoo pens

Radiated tortoise pen, San Diego zoo

San Diego Zoo remodeled all of their tortoise enclosures. This pen for Radiated tortoises. The heated house is disguised as a large rock.

outdoor tortoise pen, Sad Diego zoo

San Diego Zoo. Radiated tortoise pen.

Sulcata tortoise pen, San Diego zoo

San Diego Zoo. Sulcata tortoise pen.

Leopard tortoise pen, San Diego zoo

San Diego Zoo. Larger Leopard tortoise pen.

Leopard tortoise pen, San Diego zoo

San Diego Zoo. Larger Leopard tortoise pen. Other side of the enclosure.

Leopard tortoise pen, San Diego zoo

San Diego Zoo. Smaller Leopard tortoise pen.

Galapagos tortoise pen, San Diego zoo

San Diego Zoo. One of the Galapagos tortoise pens.

Galapagos tortoise pen, San Diego zoo

San Diego Zoo. Another Galapagos tortoise pen.

 

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