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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 with 1" x 2" openings, and 36" high x 100' long 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 Mesh
  • 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 Mesh
  • 1" x 2" 16 gauge GAW Mesh, exceptionally 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