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Posted by Jesse S. on April 10, 2003 at 23:38:18:
In Reply to: Last question....promise posted by Yonkers on April 10, 2003 at 16:46:46:
The walls in my enclosure are 12" tall. That should be fine as they aren't diggers or climbers like woods/boxies. I also have a lip around the whole enclosure just to be extra safe. There is also a retractible top. The top retracts via a pully system and works great. Don't forget to make it predator proof, while you don't want them escaping, you surely don't want anything getting in there. Two summers ago I opened the top and was sitting on my deck while I noticed a hawk swoop down and grab a spotted. He then proceeded to drop it and grab it again I'm assuming he was trying to break the shell. Well as he was doing this I ran over and scared him and he dropped the spotted again and flew away. The spotted was fine but I swear he stayed in his shell for a whole week - lol. Now I never leave it open if I'm not right in front of it.
:I reall appreciate all your help you are giving me. Sorry for teh millions of questions I just always try to know everything I can before I jump into a project like this and find out later something has to be redone.
:How tall do the walls have to be around this pond? I know someone said they have 12". Are spotteds good climbers? What about Blandings? Do they dig? My box turtle pen the walls had to go down a foot below the surface...is this necessary for spotteds or blandings?