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by SilverWings
10 Sep 2019, 19:24
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Shell flaking :o

Thank you <3
by SilverWings
10 Sep 2019, 19:08
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Shell flaking :o

Tbh it didn't occur to me at the time to ask for a signed note, I should have. I do however have her number and some texts on my phone between us that are very clear she was gifted to me, so if it ever becomes a problem I think I'll be able to provide adequate proof. I am relieved he was wrong, I ce...
by SilverWings
10 Sep 2019, 15:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Shell flaking :o

See, I saw that exact page, and at the top it says; "All Annex A tortoises require an Article 10 licence (A10) before any commercial transaction (sale) can take place. However, there is no requirement for a licence in order to possess an Annex A tortoise, or if you give one away as a gift." She was ...
by SilverWings
10 Sep 2019, 14:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Shell flaking :o

Hermann's, sorry, should have said! Don't know which subspecies though.
by SilverWings
10 Sep 2019, 11:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Shell flaking :o

Also, I do have an additional question; being a rehome, Bella has no CITES paperwork and we scanned him today and found he also has no microchip. I was under the impression that as I don't intend to sell him or breed from him, I don't need to apply for a CITES certificate (which would then allow me ...
by SilverWings
10 Sep 2019, 10:38
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Shell flaking :o

I'm very pleased to say that the vet was entirely unconcerned about the flaky bit. He said it could be because of his rapid growth, or the missing scute, or both, but as the shell isn't soft at all he's certain it's not infection or any kind of deficiency. He said to just keep an eye on it but it'll...
by SilverWings
10 Sep 2019, 08:55
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Shell flaking :o

She's booked in this morning, I'll let you know what he says!
by SilverWings
09 Sep 2019, 20:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Shell flaking :o

Hi, thanks for the input, now I'm even more worried :shock:

Yes I have a local reptile vet, I'll give them a ring tomorrow and get Bella booked in asap.
by SilverWings
09 Sep 2019, 17:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Shell flaking :o

I was giving Bella his evening shell scritches and a piece flaked off :o It was paper thin, and very small, half the size of my small finger nail, but what really worries me is under the remaining piece there is a spot of blood visible. I had already planned to take him in to the vets this week for ...
by SilverWings
12 Aug 2019, 07:08
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Bella Zoomies
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: Bella Zoomies

Believe me, she makes herself known...It makes a very good, but very NOISY back scratcher :lol: :lol:
by SilverWings
11 Aug 2019, 19:55
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Bella Zoomies
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: Bella Zoomies

I forgot it had a bell, I took it off, it was only on with a tiny keyring.
by SilverWings
11 Aug 2019, 16:09
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Bella Zoomies
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: Bella Zoomies

I have been eyeing up the white python LED strips...lots of different colours...

Haha, you're welcome! This is the one I got but there's probably different ones out there too.

https://www.rosewoodpet.com/small-anima ... -food-ball
by SilverWings
11 Aug 2019, 12:15
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Bella Zoomies
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Re: Bella Zoomies

Yes I'm still in the pet shop, which means she's always getting spoiled rotten with new things to play with :lol: :lol: :lol: I don;t know if you saw in the video, on the left hand side there's a metal ball, it's designed for guinea pigs and rabbits to put hay in but I use it for Bella's greens so s...
by SilverWings
10 Aug 2019, 18:40
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Bella Zoomies
Replies: 9
Views: 2069

Bella Zoomies

Hey guys! Been a while since I posted last. Bella has settled in amazingly and is growing like a weed. With the poor weather this last week she's had to make do with being confined in her indoor house (the ground outside is a bit too wet right now :( ). I thought I'd share a video of her begging for...
by SilverWings
21 Apr 2019, 18:00
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Random plants in garden
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Random plants in garden

Beautiful, thank you so much! Can't believe I missed out 5 :lol:

I just double checked 3 and you're right, it isn't actually trailing, there are a few small individual plants there. What I thought was a vine from it was a particularly long grass stalk!
by SilverWings
21 Apr 2019, 11:15
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Random plants in garden
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Random plants in garden

I've got some interesting things popping up in the garden right now and I have no clue what they are!

https://imgur.com/a/LoOKrp8

I'd appreciate any insight!

SW
by SilverWings
20 Apr 2019, 19:44
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Overeating in enclosure?
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Overeating in enclosure?

Ah I didn't make the enclosure very clear did I, it doesn't have a base so it's basically just a wooden sided pen on the lawn. The lower side actually has a removable plank there, so all sides are the same height with all the planks in place. It's probably just over a foot high I reckon, she definit...
by SilverWings
20 Apr 2019, 15:59
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Overeating in enclosure?
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Overeating in enclosure?

Me again, more questions! Bella's outdoor pen is a repurposed whelping box (like this but 4ft x 4ft) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dog-Whelping-Box-Dog-Basket-100x100x30-high/323184461242?hash=item4b3f4b85ba:g:ObsAAOSwb2lcreQe I'd love to build her a permanent pen but unfortunately it's not my garden, ...
by SilverWings
18 Apr 2019, 11:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperature question
Replies: 5
Views: 923

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: 923

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: 923

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: 6
Views: 2457

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: 6
Views: 2457

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: 6
Views: 2457

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: 1259

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...