A gate barrier will protect your tortoise in two ways:
- Your tortoise will not be able to escape even if your gate is left open.
- Your tortoise will not be able to see outside the gate. It will not be frustrated by not being able to get out.
- Create a slot or channel on facing sides of each gatepost
and slip a piece of wood into the slot. Consider which way the
gate opens so the barrier can remain in place when the gate is
open. The wood must be flush with the ground so the tortoise
doesn’t see any light peeking through.
- If the tortoise can see light, it will tend to dig. A footing of bricks
or concrete ensures the tortoise does not dig under the barrier.