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by Lucre
01 Aug 2020, 13:11
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Pyramiding in young tortoises
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Pyramiding in young tortoises

Oh man...
But can I let them in the garden nibbling on clover and dandelions? Or do I just have to starve them for a couple of days?

What if they won’t eat the leaf I offer them after two tries?
Do you think that they will be so hungry that they’ll go with anything?
by Lucre
01 Aug 2020, 11:22
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Pyramiding in young tortoises
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Pyramiding in young tortoises

Hi Nina it’s good to hear you! So bamboo weights 94 g While Rigel weights 74 g I’m a bit more concerned about Rigel because she is very light to lift (I’ll use extreme caution when lifting them of course). I tried to let her free in the garden watching her closely (since Jeff escaped while I wasn’t ...
by Lucre
31 Jul 2020, 22:26
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Pyramiding in young tortoises
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Pyramiding in young tortoises

Hi everyone (again). So the new tortoises arrived! Yay! The lady that bred them couldn’t take care of a “litter” of Hermann’s tortoises so she decided to hand some of them out. I got two of them (still waiting for Jeff to come back... ugh). She said they were newborn, but when I picked them up they ...
by Lucre
28 Jul 2020, 21:32
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hello there! So Jeff is still missing... But I have awesome news! The old lady finally arrived and guess what? She dropped my two beautiful tortoises to the vet! So today I picked them up. Now I have an Instagram page made just for the and their story so that I don’t have to take time from this webs...
by Lucre
07 Jul 2020, 10:54
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hello Nina! Yes, I would have those with me... but I thought about this vacation and I feel like it would be very, very stressful for the little tortoises to come with us. They would travel from the clinic to our home, and from there to our vacation house, and the way back. So I honestly feel it’s c...
by Lucre
06 Jul 2020, 16:19
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Update time Jeff is still missing. BUT the veterinarian told me he could give me information about the little tortoises that I will adopt. For now he said that he knows the woman that is giving the little guys away, and she owns Hermanns’. So on Wednesday I will go to his clinic to check them out. B...
by Lucre
29 Jun 2020, 16:08
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hi Nina! Yes, don’t worry about anything, it wasn’t that important, I just write so that everybody can follow my story. The pictures... the vet couldn’t send those because he had to go in surgery right after he called me. Unluckily the vet went home after surgery and he forgot about the pictures... ...
by Lucre
29 Jun 2020, 09:32
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Ok, I have news for you guys. It isn’t related with Jeff but I have great news. The veterinarian of my escaped tortoise called me telling me that an elderly lady came to his studio because her tortoise (we do not know the species yet) gave birth to some little tortoises. She couldn’t take care of th...
by Lucre
24 Jun 2020, 09:43
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hi all. Again, I will update you on little Jeff. We cleaned up the enclosure where it was because no, we did not find him... YET. But the soil of the enclosure got so dry it became dusty and therefore not suitable for a tortoise to live in. All of Jeff’s plants are doing ok (except the dandelions th...
by Lucre
11 Jun 2020, 09:37
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hello and sorry for the absence... :roll: Jeff is still missing. My brother and I kept looking in the garden but since the gardeners cannot come and take all the leaves up from our magnolia, the garden is just a huge mess. In addition the temperature of this week have been freezing cold, we have to ...
by Lucre
26 May 2020, 17:05
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hi Nina, hi everybody No, I still can’t find him. I have my hopes up but no signs whatsoever of him yet. I found other reptiles poops but they were from lizards, too many insects parts in it. I check everyday on the sunny spots and I’m sure I will eventually find Jeff, soon or later. I looked on the...
by Lucre
17 May 2020, 09:53
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hi everyone, No, I didn’t check it yet... it rained so heavily in these days that I didn’t want to go outside to have a shower! In each case I wish I get something on tape. I thought it would be a great proof for me to see if Jeff is still in the garden. I believe he is, because he didn’t have enoug...
by Lucre
16 May 2020, 12:34
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hello everyone Day 11 since Jeff went missing... Today is a bit sunny... there are something like 20 ºC and I am still hoping I’ll find Jeff basking somewhere. I took out my action cam (it’s like a GoPro but it’s not the same brand) and I shoot some videos in time laps to see if I can have something...
by Lucre
13 May 2020, 21:46
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

8th day since Jeff went missing.
Today was cold and rainy (again).

I didn’t even bothered to stay out too long, because I could see my breath when I tried to look for him under that bush.

Let’s see if tomorrow will be better and warmer...

Lucre
by Lucre
12 May 2020, 21:01
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Tomorrow I’ll look better under that bush, but as I said today was fairly rainy and cold, so I didn’t dig too much... I’ll write here what I discover from tomorrow recognition. Jeff is being on a BIG adventure, I hope that he is ok... He will have some stories to tell to their grand-baby-tortoises. ...
by Lucre
12 May 2020, 17:31
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

So today is the 7th day since Jeff disappeared. This morning was cold, this afternoon warm but I don’t think warm enough. Right now is raining again so don’t think Jeff will show up. This afternoon I tried to look into some bushes that are low on the ground. I don’t know what kind of bushes those ar...
by Lucre
11 May 2020, 20:54
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Yes, I read that thread to look for hints on how to look for Jeff. So as I said before, it has been 6 days since Jeff is missing. Today I was planning to look for him, but there was a heavy rain, it started on 8 am and it is still going... today was cold (12-15 ºC) and windy so I believe Jeff is bor...
by Lucre
11 May 2020, 09:48
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

6th day since Jeff was missing...

Jeff is nowhere to be seen.
Today is cold, windy and rainy, so wherever he is, I don’t think he’s gonna show up...

I hope that tomorrow will be a better day to look for him.

I’ll keep you updated.

Lucre
by Lucre
09 May 2020, 21:52
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hey guys how is it going? Jeff is nowhere to be seen, but today we put the tomatoes and the strawberries and some water dishes in case he was hungry or thirsty. Today I placed a net 1x1 cm in the holes he could pass through... I hope that he did not find a way out before I put those... but I don’t t...
by Lucre
08 May 2020, 14:56
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

Re: My tortoise escaped

Thanks Nina The fact is a week ago we basically we sow our garden, we did a mess and every part of the garden is now loose soil so I should dig the whole garden before I could find any trace of his borrow. As you suggested, tomorrow morning I’ll put some tomatoes (I don’t have them now but I’ll buy ...
by Lucre
08 May 2020, 13:45
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 5091

My tortoise escaped

It has been 48 hours since Jeff is missing... I tried everything. I don’t have a big garden, and I searched inch by inch every place that I thought he could fit. I tried to look under his favourite bush of rosemary, under the ivy we grow, under the canary cage and under the storage space we keep our...
by Lucre
03 May 2020, 14:10
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 2136

Re: Help with identification

Here is tort number 3!
by Lucre
03 May 2020, 14:09
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 2136

Re: Help with identification

Here is a picture of 1 (Jeff, on the right) and number 2 (friend’s tort, left) next to each other. My friend told me 2 was born on the same moth of Jeff, September 2019... but 2 was twice as heavy than Jeff. And 2 has a lot of growth rings, like if 2 was older than it seems. Do you know why? Are bab...
by Lucre
03 May 2020, 14:01
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 2136

Re: Help with identification

Here is tort number 2

I believe 2 and 3 are both Herman’s but I don’t know...
by Lucre
03 May 2020, 12:13
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 2136

Re: Help with identification

Good morning again! This night I received another mail from Mr.Leone. I quote: “It appears to be the Asia Minor tortoise (Testudo graeca ibera) or what we many people refer to as the “ibera Greek”.” So yeah, little Jeff is a Testudo Graeca ibera. Now we wait to receive the pictures of the other two ...