Gil, our Sulcata Tortoise

Gil is about 11 years old, and he’s got a lot  to do with why we needed land. You can’t raise a dinosaur without giving him space. If you look over my Building A Garden page, you can see the step-by-step process of creating a raised bed that can keep a tank like Gil out.


In the Summer, as the heat gets so high, he knows to dig down where it’s cooler.


Currently he has a big doghouse that locks for the evenings, and for the day, he has a strawbale hut to keep the heat out.

Gil enjoying some Kale and Broccoli leaves from the garden.

I have an idea about building him a Summer cave with a garden roof to keep him all the more comfortable. I’ll be posting as I work on this plan.

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