Tortoise Adoption Program

Appendix IV: Burrow Options

Care, Husbandry and Diet of the Desert Tortoise

We have instructions for two methods of building a burrow for your tortoise: Select either photo to see step-by-step instructions.

Concrete Blocks
Instructions using concrete blocks to construct a tortoise burrow
Half trashcan
Instructions using a trashcan to construct a tortoise burrow

You can contact the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Tortoise Adoption Program at 520-883-3062.

Desert Tortoise entering burrow
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