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by isabelle
30 Jun 2020, 13:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Introducing...
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Introducing...

Fergus is so sweet! From a fellow new tortoise family, congratulations and hope you're all enjoying each other :)
by isabelle
30 Jun 2020, 13:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Flipping over - anything to worry about?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Flipping over - anything to worry about?

I just wrote that message and then looked over and she'd done it again - definitely within the last five minutes as I've been right next to her and she was just eating some opuntia flower! But she was already lying there completely still and not trying to wiggle over. Is that abnormally quick for a ...
by isabelle
30 Jun 2020, 13:00
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Diet concerns
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Diet concerns

Just jumping in to say how sweet that sleeping picture is - what a character! :)
by isabelle
30 Jun 2020, 12:55
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Flipping over - anything to worry about?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Flipping over - anything to worry about?

Thank you both so much for your help - I'm really grateful to be able to come on here and pick your brains! Lin, I've attached a new picture of the enclosure here - you might be able to just spot her in the far right hand corner attempting to climb, which is exactly how she tips herself over. Do you...
by isabelle
29 Jun 2020, 09:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Flipping over - anything to worry about?
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Flipping over - anything to worry about?

Hello...me again! Coming to the end of my first week with a 2 year old Hermann's. She's doing really well, enjoying her daily baths in the morning sun and pottering about eating weeds. But twice so far I've found her flipped over on her back - we're around the house a lot at the moment so I don't th...
by isabelle
24 Jun 2020, 20:05
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Baby western Hermann's has arrived - in love!
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Baby western Hermann's has arrived - in love!

Thanks Nina! Good tip on the daily baths - it's very hot here (33 c and climbing!) so I'll make sure we keep on top of that.

She's yet to be named! My 3 year old wants to call her Terry or Pooshell but I'm not sold on either...haha.
by isabelle
24 Jun 2020, 18:50
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Baby western Hermann's has arrived - in love!
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Baby western Hermann's has arrived - in love!

After my last minute enclosure questions at the weekend, we picked up our little western Hermann's today! She's from a rescue centre a few hour's drive away - they'd taken in a small breeding group after the owner died, including unhatched eggs, and she was one of those hatchlings. I'm in love! Gave...
by isabelle
22 Jun 2020, 14:25
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise table question (new here!)
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Tortoise table question (new here!)

Pictures! I'll build a lid this evening, and the first pic is my miniature cold-frame in progress - it's just ply walls with a glass roof that I can put in/take out depending on the weather. I thought it might make a good humid hide also, although perhaps not on very hot days when it'd be roasting i...
by isabelle
22 Jun 2020, 10:47
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise table question (new here!)
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Tortoise table question (new here!)

Thank you both! Great to have reassurance that we're on the right track. I'll finish making the table today and send some pics for review - I actually already saw that thread with the balcony enclosure, and was inspired!
by isabelle
21 Jun 2020, 19:22
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise table question (new here!)
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Tortoise table question (new here!)

Hey! This is my first post on the forum, and I'm so grateful to have found this site. The information on the site and forum is so helpful - and I've been loving identifying weeds and realising how much FOOD already exists in my garden. So thanks! I've been doing my research for a couple of months as...