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by SilverWings
21 Apr 2019, 18:00
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Random plants in garden
Replies: 5
Views: 229

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: 229

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: 179

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: 179

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: 248

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: 248

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: 248

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: 600

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: 600

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: 600

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: 547

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: 547

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: 547

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...