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Creating A Conti (@) Home For Groot And Rocket - Not The Guardians Of The Galaxy Characters??? But The Tortoises!

Film buffs and fans of the Marvel franchise will no doubt have recognised the names Groot and Rocket from the title of this post, however we aren’t here today to talk about The Guardians of the Galaxy (although it is a favourite amongst the Conti@Home team).

No, today’s post is about a fantastic  Conti@Home project made by one of our lovely customers. Caroline and her son were in need of a home for their new pet tortoises, Rocket and Groot, and chose ContiBoard for the task.

Groot and Rocket are Herman tortoises – one of the most popular species of tortoises to keep as pets, and it’s easy to see why. Not only do they have a level of individual personality which is rare in reptiles – but they also live for up to 50 years!  That’s about as old as the Conti brand!

After just buying them, it was time to find the perfect home for the pair, with a product that was going to last. After all, with Groot and Rocket potentially sticking around for 50 years, this was likely to be long term commitment!

As they searched for the perfect home, it became apparent that there are many different kinds of indoor pens out there, however the “tortoise table” seems to be the most popular. This normally comes as a bookcase or wardrobe (with the doors removed) laid on its back. And that’s what her son based his design on – but because he wanted to make a few of his own improvements he preferred to build it from scratch using ContiBoard. Not only did he find the product easy to work with, but they also knew how durable ContiBoard is – making it the perfect home for Groot and Rocket for many years to come

As you can see from the pictures, they went for Liquorice. Our customers chose this colour because it went well with all the other furniture in the room the tortoises are living in.

Of course with great pets comes great responsibility, and when making a home for your pets, being able to clean it is a very important factor – for obvious reasons! The added bonus of using ContiBoard for our customers is that it can be easily wiped clean. And it’s not just tortoise homes being created out there, we’ve had other customers creating snake and bearded dragon homes too!

We must say, we think Groot and Rocket are looking very happy in their new home…  

Doesn’t Liquorice ContiBoard complement the colours in their shells well?!

If you’ve just completed a Conti@Home project or put up your Conti Bookcase, then please share your ideas and photos with us by tweeting us @ContiatHome – we love hearing about our customer’s experiences and those less common uses for ContiBoard.

Alternatively if you have any questions about the ContiBoard range or our new Conti bookcases then get in touch – tweet us @ContiatHome or visit us at contiathome.co.uk

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