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by Hannahmilky
20 Nov 2019, 19:24
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Calor gas heater (unflued) safe in room?
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Re: Calor gas heater (unflued) safe in room?

Hi thanks for the reply, can’t see your other reply but I’m sure it said something about size of room? Is roughly 14x11ft or so. But definitely well ventilated. Like I said it’s only temporary and we’re hoping to move before xmas either way to a much warmer house!
by Hannahmilky
20 Nov 2019, 12:30
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Calor gas heater (unflued) safe in room?
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Calor gas heater (unflued) safe in room?

Hi, bit of a random one. We temporarily have a calor gas heater in the lounge where our hermanns resides. (For us, not the tortoise!) was just wondering if the fumes from it are safe for a tortoise? I’m not keen on the gassy smell myself if I’m honest. Feel like I have a headache!
by Hannahmilky
14 Nov 2019, 10:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Thanks for the reply :) Had his weigh in today and now at 71g, but I’ve decided to take it with a pinch of salt as like you said last time, it’s such a small weight to measure, so I’m not going to stress myself over excessive weight gain. It’s been a month since I got him! So I did his SCL measureme...
by Hannahmilky
13 Nov 2019, 12:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Hey Nina, Quick few questions. Ball poos quite infrequently, he did one today but the one before that was 2.5 weeks ago (I do scan the substate daily and don’t see anything that could be poo) is this okay/ normal? The other question is about his shell growth. I’ve tried to get good photos but he had...
by Hannahmilky
31 Oct 2019, 22:24
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

I did not know they laid eggs as a pastime! Like a chicken then :lol: do you cook ‘em up :lol:

That picture just brings back horrid memories of giving birth haha
by Hannahmilky
31 Oct 2019, 14:59
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Wow those eggs are amazing, it’s making me tortoise broody, I’d love to partake in egg laying and hatching in the future. I’ll try not to worry too much about the weight then. I’ll do his SCL at the next weigh in making it a month since first measure. And just for the heck of it, here’s an extremely...
by Hannahmilky
31 Oct 2019, 11:50
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Sorry I’ve only just seen this reply! I guess it’s good that they’re so camouflaged, shows they have evolved correctly! Slightly alarmed, I just weighed him for the first time since the initial one (60g), so it’s been exactly 2 weeks, and he has gained 4g :o :shock: :? Shortly after this he did the ...
by Hannahmilky
25 Oct 2019, 06:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Yeah I did feel like evenings were a difficult time to get when he wasn’t looking very active. I tend to save it for evenings when the kids have gone to bed so I can give my full attention, but I’ll try to do it earlier once they’re back at school etc. He did get me with the being lost! Even though ...
by Hannahmilky
24 Oct 2019, 20:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

If your tortoise is completely buried at bath time do I just leave him to it and miss a day of soaking or wake him up? I’ve left it tonight. He’s been like it since about 5.30/6 and still there now
by Hannahmilky
24 Oct 2019, 10:01
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Thanks from the reply! Yeah I’m not too worried just thought I’d mention juuuust in case!
by Hannahmilky
23 Oct 2019, 21:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Had him 6 days today and I’ve only just scooped up first poo! Now whether there’s more hiding in the soil I will never know! I’m just glad I’ve finally had confirmation that he does in fact poo! I noticed when he’s under the UV light his mouth looks green around the edges, first noticed it yesterday...
by Hannahmilky
19 Oct 2019, 08:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Fantastic :D
I feel like a new human parent again :lol:
I do keep spraying it when it looks too dry.
Still no sign of poo in yesterday’s bath. I’m scanning the substrate like a hawk all the time now haha

At the 2 week weigh in, what sort of gain should I be hoping for?
by Hannahmilky
18 Oct 2019, 16:43
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Urgh that sounds horrible.
Is this normal?
Ball has buried himself under the soil but it’s only 4pmish and he’s done it just slightly to the edge of where the basking light ends (30c currently directly under light)
by Hannahmilky
18 Oct 2019, 12:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

That’s my 6 yr old’s hands for size comparison!
by Hannahmilky
18 Oct 2019, 11:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

I was reading up on the growth rings last night, that’s amazing, they are like a tree then! Is that what the lines are on each individual scute?
There’s a tortoise at a house I visit for my job who was rescued and he has suffered pyramiding :( I’ll see if I have a good photo
by Hannahmilky
18 Oct 2019, 09:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Here’s some pics. I kept meaning to ask about the ‘sharpness’ of the edge of his shell at the back?
by Hannahmilky
18 Oct 2019, 09:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

He’s just on 100% soil at the moment. Yes I didn’t think how small they would be, his little bum is quite tiny! He slept under the basking spot (when it was off) i turned it on about 7.30am, all his limbs and head started to come out but he wasn’t very interested in actually moving from the spot. He...
by Hannahmilky
18 Oct 2019, 06:59
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

How long should I let him sleep for? And the light should be on for 12 hours in the day yes? I turned it off at 8pm last night, should I leave it a full 12 hours with it off?

Also what’s the normal poo/ wee amount, not seen any yet
by Hannahmilky
17 Oct 2019, 21:36
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

:D I’m so in love with this little thing. I can’t believe how active and fast they are! He has spent the whole day exploring every inch of the enclosure, been in and out of his water dish, nibbled on the cuttlefish, eaten the whole lot of food I laid out and checked out all the hides and investigate...
by Hannahmilky
17 Oct 2019, 16:51
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Okay he is weighing 60g now. I think the scales didn’t tare correctly when I was doing and I did it on carpet (which I knew i shouldn’t have :oops: )
by Hannahmilky
17 Oct 2019, 16:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Oh! That is weird, I have digital scales that I bought new for him :?
I will weigh him again in a min! His name is Ball Toto :lol:
by Hannahmilky
17 Oct 2019, 12:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

He’s home! Very active checking out the whole table! And eating lots!
by Hannahmilky
16 Oct 2019, 12:10
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

The garden centre have confirmed that they don’t spray, but they can’t say whether or not the nursery would have :roll:
I’m guessing extreme amounts of rain isn’t enough to wash it clean? They have been pummelled with heavy rain for the past week pretty much constantly
by Hannahmilky
16 Oct 2019, 07:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 11786

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Tortoise is testing it out :lol: