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by Misty666tortoise
23 Apr 2020, 08:02
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Tube feeding horse field tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: Tube feeding horse field tortoise

Hi the tube is not in her I'm manual doing it as the vet showed me.she seems ok with it, I'm doing 5ml twice a day she has got more active but her eyes are still sunk she's opening them a little bit but just not enough, I rescued her in November and she wasn't very well then but I managed to put wei...
by Misty666tortoise
22 Apr 2020, 17:26
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Tube feeding horse field tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Tube feeding horse field tortoise

Hi can I please please have some advice on what is the best food to tube feed, I've tried everything from pellets to blended weeds and I can't get my little girls health back I've been tube feeding for a week which was advised by my vets she's had 2 vitamin boasts she has no infections but won't ope...
by Misty666tortoise
28 Nov 2019, 08:42
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Very fussy tortoise
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Very fussy tortoise

[attachment=1]15749299073501894908832398348107.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]15749299073501894908832398348107.jpg[/attachment] I have a couple more things to do I need to get new light bulbs for them, my thermostat has broken but I've had that for years don't think the wires liked all the moving rou...
by Misty666tortoise
27 Nov 2019, 13:56
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Very fussy tortoise
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Very fussy tortoise

Thank you they are great little things, so interesting and are rather amusing πŸ˜† I've not had tortoises before but i thought can't be much harder than an iguana, or 13 snakes, once you have it set up they are a dream to own, 🐒❀️
by Misty666tortoise
27 Nov 2019, 09:54
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Very fussy tortoise
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Very fussy tortoise

Both of them were brought up on crap diets so I think it's been an adjustment for them both mossy the Hermann's is a piggy she will eat anything now but, ivy the horsefield is the not so piggy, aslong as it's normal I'm happy they poo pee fine they come out for a run most days round the bungalow and...
by Misty666tortoise
25 Nov 2019, 15:42
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Very fussy tortoise
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Very fussy tortoise

[attachment=0]IMG_20191125_153607.jpg[/attachment] This is the diet my 2 girls have this last them a week maybe more it's all chopped up in the bits just so they can't pick bits out, 1 of my girls ivy may not eat for 2 days or so is this normal, I only ever give just enough to eat for 20 minutes or ...
by Misty666tortoise
14 Nov 2019, 10:04
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 3319

Re: Calcium

At the time all i had was grapes i peeled it and they ate it so I know when I get cucumber they should do it fine, they only had half a grape each, I didn't find it on the don't have list of food so I guessed it was ok for half, I only ever feed off the green list I swear by that and pick all their ...
by Misty666tortoise
12 Nov 2019, 12:16
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 3319

Re: Calcium

I have cutle fish and my Hermann's tortoise doesn't mind giving that ago it has bite marks all over that other than that I have advanced nutri-cal, which my vet recommend as he has five tortoise all in their 20s so I I've been asking him for advice on most things, it's just it's a alot to make an ap...
by Misty666tortoise
11 Nov 2019, 18:00
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 3319

Re: Calcium

I'm just trying it shaken in a tub to cover the food lightly, but they really just turn their nose up at it, I feed them a handful of wild grown plants so when they don't eat it it's like 50% of their diet so it's to much for them to miss out on, I like the cucumber trick I might give that ago.🐒πŸ₯’ Ch...
by Misty666tortoise
11 Nov 2019, 16:17
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 3319

Calcium

Ok my tortoises don't eat the food with the vitamin or calcium supplement on, I've heard you can get calcium vitamin drops to put in the water, can I have any advice in getting them to eat it, cheers πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ’πŸ’
by Misty666tortoise
04 Nov 2019, 11:11
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Food bowls
Replies: 6
Views: 3772

Re: Food bowls

That's really helpful thank you, I don't have the Room to do that but I'm taking the glass out and I'm going to add levels in side for more running around, it is only temporary as once I've had work done to the house and the garden in the spring they will have a big shed run to themselves I'm just k...
by Misty666tortoise
30 Oct 2019, 08:48
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Food bowls
Replies: 6
Views: 3772

Re: Food bowls

Thank you so much for the help I'll sort the diet out and try to get the Viv's more suitable and send a picture of see them very helpful and I don't want to rescue them and get it wrong 🐒❀️🐒❀️🐒🐒
by Misty666tortoise
28 Oct 2019, 18:13
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Food bowls
Replies: 6
Views: 3772

Food bowls

Hi I'm new to tortoises I've seem to have rescued 2 in the last 3 months, I'm not new to reptiles have had anacondas, pythons, iguanas, all unfortunately to be re homed due to my house being condemned and having to move to a tiny bungalow that you cat swing a cat., anyway what I'm trying to say tort...