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Wire Fence & Mesh for Turtles & Tortoises

For Exclusion & Containment

While there are many different ways to build a turtle or tortoise fence, the most widely used specification is 16 gauge, 1"x2" 36"x100' galvanized after welded wire mesh. Vinyl coated meshes have also been used successfully. The most important factors in determining the final choice are:

  • species of turtle
  • environment
  • aesthetics
  • code requirements
  • longevity

Galvanized Before Weld (GBW) wire meshes
  • 1" x 2" 16 gauge GBW mesh
    • exceptionally long lasting welded wire mesh
    • Galvanized for years of use
    • provides secure, strong protection

Galvanized After Weld (GAW) wire meshes
  • 1" x 2" 16 gauge GAW meshexceptionally long lasting welded wire mesh
    • GAW for extended years of use
    • provides secure, strong protection

Vinyl Coated (VC) welded wire mesh
  • 1" x 1" 16 gauge VC mesh
    • strong gauge wire mesh
    • black PVC bonded tightly to wires
    • attractive - black blends into background