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by TortillaTheTortoise
02 May 2019, 16:25
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: What plants this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

Re: What plants this?

Thank u :)

So it's safe to feed and keep in the enclosure?
by TortillaTheTortoise
02 May 2019, 11:44
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: What plants this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

Re: What plants this?

It has tiny dots of purple on the flowers
by TortillaTheTortoise
02 May 2019, 11:08
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: What plants this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

What plants this?

This plant has thickish leaves and is red underneath the top green leaves, i want to put in my hatchlings enclosure for coverage, not sure if it's toxic or not
by TortillaTheTortoise
28 Apr 2019, 20:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

I only bath twice if it's a hot day because sometimes he will drink before and after going outside. My family doesn't use 60w bulbs, less probably, they are energy saving and have minimal heat output. I did tell them I'd pay monthly fees of the amount of the increase in the bill (anything for the an...
by TortillaTheTortoise
28 Apr 2019, 16:29
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

I measured the enclosure with a ruler and it's 52cm on the long side and 34cm on smaller sides (it's a rectangular shape). As he grows I will buy keep upgrading, I can't leave him outside unattended or permanently because he will get lost, eaten by a crow or seagull or one of my dogs will bite him s...
by TortillaTheTortoise
28 Apr 2019, 06:18
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

Awesome enclosure! I wish I could have a permanent outside enclosure for my tortoise but the weather just isn't right, it rains then the sun's comes out then it's cloudy then it's hot and nights drop below 15°C! So confusing :lol:
by TortillaTheTortoise
27 Apr 2019, 20:37
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

I finally got the bulb, I went to the shops to get a 60W desk lamp to shine it into the enclosure and looked at the reptile pet shops for lights but they only had a exo Terra basking bulb and it was expensive so I remembered i had a incandescent bulb in the garage to use that produces a orange glow ...
by TortillaTheTortoise
24 Apr 2019, 11:55
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

I'm not getting UVB anymore because his getting outside time about 2-6 hours everyday depending on the weather, just a heating bulb for basking because my room can drop below 20°C which is 68°F. But would the exo Terra basking bulb at 50 watts be fine? I'll put it off on hot days. UVA isn't dangerou...
by TortillaTheTortoise
24 Apr 2019, 07:53
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

I've decided to buy a exo-terra 50w basking bulb, I was looking at the prices of lights and they are expensive! I've read some other forums and decided to not get a UVB light coz he will get lots of outside time I believe the exo-terra bulb has UVA in? I'll probably have the bulb on for the time ins...
by TortillaTheTortoise
23 Apr 2019, 14:34
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

I have more questions :D So I'm going to a reptile petshop on Saturday and I've decided to get a bulb that gives off heat and UVB for his inside enclosure, but I've heard some bad things about getting the wrong type of UVB and then the shell grows deformed or something and im not sure how to tell wh...
by TortillaTheTortoise
22 Apr 2019, 09:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

Just witnessed his first poop! Not the be TMI but it was big :lol: It did look at little moist not like diarrhoea but it was soft looking, probably because he eats a lot of succulents? He ate some grass today, his starting to eat different plants and grasses now which is good because before he would...
by TortillaTheTortoise
20 Apr 2019, 06:10
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

Yes, I live in a country where they occur naturally
by TortillaTheTortoise
19 Apr 2019, 20:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

Thank u

I also have another question, I've been checking the UV index on my weather app since I've been taking tortilla outside for natural sun and UVB and the UV index has been low at 3 or 4 rarely 5 for the last few weeks, is this enough uv for a tortoise?
by TortillaTheTortoise
19 Apr 2019, 19:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

Haven't been keeping track of the weeks, they are going by so fast and only realised today that on Saturday(tomorrow) his 3 weeks old.

I didn't get him when he hatched but I estimated him to be 1 week old as his little belly button was only just beginning to close up, so his roughly 3-4 weeks old
by TortillaTheTortoise
18 Apr 2019, 19:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

So I weighed him earlier and he weighed roughly 23-25 grams, is that under or overweight for a young hatchling?
by TortillaTheTortoise
18 Apr 2019, 15:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Re: Questions

Thank u for the replies, I'm going to check his weight today and monitor it, I recently built him a outside playpen which his been spending most of his time, I saw him eat a chunk of a succulent in it earlier
by TortillaTheTortoise
17 Apr 2019, 20:06
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2350

Questions

Hey, I have a few questions about my 2 week old angulate Tortoise 1. Tortilla hasn't pooped at all even in his bath and he gets it every afternoon, he doesn't eat that much he just has his one favourite succulent plant he will nibble on otherwise he won't eat kitchen food or grass(I tried to mix it ...
by TortillaTheTortoise
14 Apr 2019, 21:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hathling hibernation
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Hathling hibernation

It likes to sleep with its head on plants
by TortillaTheTortoise
14 Apr 2019, 21:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hathling hibernation
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Hathling hibernation

I've resized a photo
by TortillaTheTortoise
14 Apr 2019, 20:58
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hathling hibernation
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Hathling hibernation

Its name is Tortilla, I live in the southern hemisphere, we do have a lot of sun even in winter, I took tortilla out today for a run around the garden and to catch the afternoon sun because the weather hasn't been great this weekend so luckily he was able to go out today. I'm going to try resize the...
by TortillaTheTortoise
14 Apr 2019, 07:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hathling hibernation
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Hathling hibernation

My tortoise(Tortilla) is not from the wild so I'm not sure if they are native here (I can't say which country I live) or not, I do know that they live wildly in places where ive been camping before I can't get a picture of the underside because it peed the last time and I don't want it to pee on my ...
by TortillaTheTortoise
13 Apr 2019, 20:30
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hathling hibernation
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Hathling hibernation

Thanks for the replies, I did tick the notification box this time I think, I view the forum on my phone so it's hard to see full screen of everything Today it was overcast with humid rain and my weather app said there was low UV so I didn't bother to put it(I always say it coz I'm not sure if it's a...
by TortillaTheTortoise
13 Apr 2019, 14:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hathling hibernation
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Hathling hibernation

I have a 2 week old angulate tortoise, It is currently autumn here and in 2 months its winter(1 June till 31 August) and I was wondering if I should be overwintering or hibernating it? I have a few questions: He is outdoors normally on good warm days and indoor when the weather is cold and overcast(...
by TortillaTheTortoise
10 Apr 2019, 06:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Adopted Tortoise - General Advice
Replies: 28
Views: 2732

Re: Adopted Tortoise - General Advice

Any updates? How's the tortoise doing?
by TortillaTheTortoise
10 Apr 2019, 06:13
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Can I feed only this
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Can I feed only this

Can I feed a tortoise the following plants and veg?

•Succulents
•Aloe
•Grass
•Weeds
•Dandelions

NOT EVERYDAY:

•Carrot
•Gem squash
•Watermelon
•Prickly pear?