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by SilverWings
18 Apr 2019, 11:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperature question
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Temperature question

Wonderful, thank you both! I feel reassured now :)
by SilverWings
17 Apr 2019, 10:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperature question
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Temperature question

The lamp is actually in the middle of the table because it came with a built in arm. it looks like this one; https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcTQ80rC1vuy40_Bi256CpGu4863MyLS63jzf1iRc9TEWGDapQWbD9E&usqp=CAc But I took out the divider to the dark side because she never used it an...
by SilverWings
16 Apr 2019, 23:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperature question
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Temperature question

I have a question about temperature! I have a mercury vapour bulb that obviously cannot be used with a thermostat, so it took me a few days of adjustment to get it right. i suspended a thermometer probe to about Bella's shell height, so about 2 inches off the substrate, and got that to about 32, whi...
by SilverWings
15 Mar 2019, 17:05
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Nutrobal vs Reptivite?
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Nutrobal vs Reptivite?

Thank you, that was very informative.
by SilverWings
14 Mar 2019, 14:08
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Nutrobal vs Reptivite?
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Nutrobal vs Reptivite?

What is considered the correct calcium:phosphorous ratio? Looking at reptivites own page it's 2:1 which, under the reptavite section, you guys say is low? She does get calci-dust on the days she doesn't get nutrobal. If nutrobal is considered better I shall keep her on that (easy enough since we sel...
by SilverWings
14 Mar 2019, 10:55
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Nutrobal vs Reptivite?
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Nutrobal vs Reptivite?

Hi guys! I've been giving Bella nutrobal 3-4 time a week (alternated with her calcium) and, whilst she does eat her food with nutrobal on, it's not as keenly as perhaps without. I got a sample of reptivite with one of my snake products and offered her a sprinkling of that on her food today. I was a ...
by SilverWings
17 Feb 2019, 18:37
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Growth rate
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Growth rate

His name is Pascual Medina (Pas), doing some googling, he's transferred from this vet; https://www.scottveterinaryclinic.co.uk/exotic-pets Which I think is listed on your site already, he now works at Penbode vets in Bude, Cornwall, where he only started a few weeks ago. very pleased to have him dow...
by SilverWings
17 Feb 2019, 16:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Growth rate
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Growth rate

Thank you, I'll print that out! I guess it's just a case of keep an eye and see what happens! She also always seems to be hungry, right after breakfast she wants more, whenever she sees me she expects more food. I'm not sure if she is *actually* hungry because like I said, she isn't eating the plant...
by SilverWings
17 Feb 2019, 09:18
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Growth rate
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Growth rate

Hi guys, first post, yay!! Just looking for a bit of insight about my torts growth rate! Here is her background, i posted on reddit for advice a few weeks back so I've copy pasted for laziness; "I work in a pet shop, and a few weeks ago a lady came in looking for advice about the tortoise. It belong...