Zoo Med Wood Tortoise House

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Give your tortoise pal a home he can feel comfy in with the Zoo Med Wood Tortoise House. Preferred by professional tortoise keepers, it’s made from all natural fir wood with metal components and has sturdy siding to offer privacy, security, and comfort for your pal. It features a private, weatherproof sleeping area for when your pal wants some alone time, and lockable wire safety covers with latches to keep him safe. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, you can keep your pal inside with the proper heat and lighting, or let him hang out al fresco to get much-needed sunlight and warmth. It’s easy to assemble and when you need more space, just connect an extra house to build a tortoise mansion.

Key Benefits

  • Complete tortoise home with natural fir wood sidings and metal components.
  • Features a weatherproof, private sleeping area and lockable wire safety cover.
  • Designed for indoor and outdoor use, so it’s perfect for the home or garden.
  • Preferred by professional tortoise keepers with an expandable, modular design.
  • Sturdily built home measures 36” in length, 24” in width, and 12” in height.

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  • Item Number
    127786
  • Dimensions
    36 x 24 x 12 inches
  • Weight
    24.0 pounds
  • Material
    Wood
  • Reptile Type
    Tortoise

Instructions

This product is designed for indoor and outdoor use. Place it outside to provide your pet with sunlight and natural UVB rays, which promote good health and shell growth.

  1. Assembly Instructions

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  • Item not as good as it appears

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    I read the reviews before making a purchase. The actual product that arrived is not as good as most people say. I am not sure if this is only isolated to the item I received. First, right out of the box a couple of the wood pieces have small chips at the corners/edges. The wood is rough (so handle with care or you would get splinters on your hands). Then, the pieces don't fit together quite well - the geometry is off - a rectangular box is slanted; the covers don't line up well with the chambers of the box; the smaller cover is not completely flat, so when sitting on top of the box, one corner tilted up slightly. Also, the position of the hinges don't match. We had to unscrew, re-position, then I read the reviews before making a purchase. The actual product that arrived is not as good as most people say. I am not sure if this is only isolated to the item I received. First, right out of the box a couple of the wood pieces have small chips at the corners/edges. The wood is rough (so handle with care or you would get splinters on your hands). Then, the pieces don't fit together quite well - the geometry is off - a rectangular box is slanted; the covers don't line up well with the chambers of the box; the smaller cover is not completely flat, so when sitting on top of the box, one corner tilted up slightly. Also, the position of the hinges don't match. We had to unscrew, re-position, then reattach one of the hinges in order for it to work. Some places where you're supposed to use screws to join the pieces didn't have the pilot holes on them, so we had to drill holes, which resulted in a couple of the wood pieces crack during the process. Also because there weren't pilot holes on some of the wood pieces, it makes the instructions seem quite confusing. We thought the assembly would be simple and not taking much time, but we ended up spending a bit over an hour for the work. All in all, I am not quite satisfied with the item received. Customer Service said they could either replace or refund the product; however I would have to return the one I got. Considering all the work we had put in, and also the packaging box was cut open and used as a floor mat for the assembly, it would be a big hassle to return the item. So I had no better choice but to pass the offer. I still hope this was an isolated case, though. … more

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  • Great new cage for my box turtle!

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    It just arrived today and was easily put together in about an hour using a power drill. Some of the wood is a bit thin and soft so you need to be careful but I didn't have any issues. It was a bit odd that the left top panel has a large logo printed on it but it was easy enough to flip it over and move the clasp so the wording is on the inside. We'll have to see how it holds up over time now.

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  • Ok for Chewy's lower price

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    It's ok. It's all pre-fab and easy to assemble. It is a little out of square which placed stress on the hinges, if they are placed where they are supposed to be installed. I had to move the placement of the hinges which causes an uneven gap between the doors. It's either this or have the hinge screws tear out of the wood. 1/16" out of square multiplies gaps and uneven edges where the door closes.

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  • Great for box turtle

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    I ordered this because we have had a box turtle in a Rubbermaid container for a year. I dont know if the box turtle cares but I think I have less guilt about keeping him prisoner now. This is really big for a box turtle. Assemble was not to bad. Will keep the cat from annoying the turtle.

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  • Amazingggg

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    I absolutely love this house! It's amazing! Perfect size for our 4 inch Russian. She did not do well in a glass terrarium and is moving around a ton more in this! I added peel and stick tile the the floor and aquarium scenery to the sides to give it a nicer astetic appeal. I can't say enough! We didn't have any issues with the assembly.

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  • Great Space...Easy Set up

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    We are very Happy with this space for our smaller box turtle... He has lots of room for all of his toys and it is easier to maintain than other terraniums. It was easy to set up..just watch the hole placement for some parts and we were missing one small toggle. The wood is soft so making new holes is not a problem. It would be better if it came with its own liner to protect the floor from moisture but it wasnt hard to make our own. If you have more than one turtle , I would get 2 houses and put them together...

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  • AMAZING and well made

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    I bought this for my son he got a Russian Tortoise and this habitat is big enough for it to grow into. The construction is solid and great material. Price is perfect and its easy to clean. Would recommend.

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  • home sweet home

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    my turtle is much more active in its new home and apetite has increased. I think it's getting bigger although she is at least 30 years old. Much better thsn an aquarium dwelling.

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  • As expected

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    I’m fairly handy, so I was thinking while putting this together how easy it would be to build my own tortoise house from scratch. Then you consider the low price of this and the time it saves and you can’t beat it.

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  • dissapointed

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    It didn't come with all of the stuff listed. I think that the description should tell that because it is incredibly misleading.

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