housing a russian tortoise

I've had a russian tortoise for aobut 3 years now. I first got her while I lived in ohio and she lived in an idoor terrarium but when I moved to colorado I made an oudoor enclosure or should I say enclosure'S. I made about 4 differant ones and they all had there own problems surface. She escaped from two of them one resulting in her getting all the way out of my yard and into the neighborhood for about 4 days until a neighboor found her. Now I have her in a large fire escape I have thats filled with rocks. I don't think she's very happy and I'm debating on either letting her go or bringing her to my moms apartment and building a sort of new enclosure on the padio. ( which she wouldn't be able to escape from because the padio is cement ) I would put some tall grass in a part of the enclosure a small dog kennel for her to hibrinate in and maybe some small gravel. I want to do what's best for her but I also want to keep my tortoise around.

thanks for your help.

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Feb 01, 2014
russian tortoise
by: Anonymous

that's what they do they tried to walk around and get out that is normal behavior its not that its sad. that's their behavior in the wild to walk around and in rocks.

Feb 26, 2012
Wanting to adopt her
by: Janene

If you still have her, we'd love to adopt her. We have a male and would like to have a female for companionship. Please email: mjr8888 at gmail dot com


Feb 07, 2012
Russian Tortoise care
by: Anonymous

You have internet acccess so why notg research proper care and housing for this species. Please do not release it it will die. This species cannot survive in COlorado outdoors.

Jan 24, 2012
Russian Tortoise
by: Anonymous

Your tortoise cannot survive outside in Colorado!!!!

Do your research PLEASE! It's so easy,

Jul 27, 2011
by: Anonymous

Try something like this, please just don't let your tortoise free in the wild, this can be put both indoors and outdoors so when it gets too cold then it can easily be picked up and placed on a table inside


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