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Fencing that works for me...PIC...


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Posted by Matt J on May 03, 2003 at 20:12:01:

In Reply to: A fencing experiment that did NOT work, keep the receipts!.. posted by Niki on May 03, 2003 at 10:50:26:

Hey, Niki,

Here is a pic of how I sure up the main fence in the yard. I use 1" x 6" x 8' pressure treated boards screwed into the main fence 4" x 4"s. When I make a free standing fence I use pressure treated 1/2" plywood cut in 18" x 8' lengths. I use a 4 x 4 every 8 feet and sink it about 2 or 3 feet into the ground. In between the main 4 x 4's I space a pressure treated 2 x 4 as far into the ground as I can and screw the plywood to that. The alternating 4 x 4 and 2 x 4 combo makes a wall that the largest of my Sulcata have yet to topple. Yes, there may be a debate about pressure treated wood. If you don't feel safe using it, then don't. I have no problems using it and have had no problems to date (almost 10 years; not much time in a tortoise life, but enough that I would have expected problems years ago if there were going to be any).

This is just what I do...

Matt
p.s. - If you want to avoid wood all together, make a cement block wall, two blocks high. It's safe and truly a wall they cannot get through... but it will not be cheap and easy.


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