Tortoise Transformation

Animal Science
Jace Wolf

Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? My project is about building a suitable home for my tortoise. My tortoise lost his home when it collapsed. So I had to deconstruct it to get my tortoise back out. Once I got him out his house was in ruins, so I had to make him a new house. Why did you choose this project? I chose this project because my tortoise dug far enough down where the dirt wasn’t secure and it collapsed. It left him buried in the dirt for 2 days. When I didn’t see my tortoise for a couple days I knew something was wrong. So I had to dig up his house to find him. Doing so showed me that his house wasn’t secure for him and since I had to deconstruct his house he could have used a new one anyway. Thankfully he managed to stay in a little pocket under a cinder block so he could survive for a couple of days. What was your result/overall conclusion? The result was that if I build a barrier in a hole under ground he can’t dig wherever he wants so it still is structurally sound. If he can not weaken the structure then it won’t collapse. Why is your project important? My project is important because it shows people how to make a reliable and safe house for a tortoise. My project also shows what you need to make a suitable. My project has helped keep my tortoise safe to help me sleep easy at night.

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