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by Teddy28
07 Jul 2019, 17:56
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

Yes will do Lin although it could be a while. Need a good think about the design yet
by Teddy28
06 Jul 2019, 15:55
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

Hi Nina The link you sent me to the Wiltshire Tortoise Group and the article about Lumisol......well it seems the British Chelonia Group sells Lumisol by the metre and even with postage its much more cost effective than buying direct from a supplier so I'm going to order some once I know how much I ...
by Teddy28
03 Jul 2019, 22:34
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

Thanks for the link Nina i'll have a look. Interested to hear about how long Joe s torts stay outdoors for so it definitely sounds like a good investment.
by Teddy28
03 Jul 2019, 08:26
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

Hi Nina Thanks for the link to the article it made interesting reading and ideas for our new enclosure. I discounted the ides of using lumisol previously because of the cost but seeing the difference between artificial lights and sunlight I'm thinking again. I spoke with lumisol and they said they s...
by Teddy28
30 Jun 2019, 12:49
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Substrate query
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Substrate query

That looks great thanks Nina, he had a roof slate balanced on bricks in his original one but kept lifting it on his back and moving it elsewhere but loved sleeping under it too. The curved roof tile looks perfect so will definitely include one of those. Will let you know once we start the build.
by Teddy28
30 Jun 2019, 09:14
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Substrate query
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Substrate query

Ha ha yes it was incredibly hot and with no breeze either, I too would have welcomed some spray misting He is using a temporary outdoor enclosure at present, we had to dismantle his original one prior to moving but hopefully the new outdoor enclosure project will begin soon and he'll get to use it b...
by Teddy28
29 Jun 2019, 18:40
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Substrate query
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Substrate query

Hello Nina yes it's Tortollini. How nice of you to remember. He's had a day in the sunshine, it's so warm today. He seems to have enjoyed being spray-misted from a water spray bottle I use on his substrate.
by Teddy28
29 Jun 2019, 12:39
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Substrate query
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Substrate query

Hi there my reply seems to have disappeared!!. Thanks for the advice again.
Tort is outside at the moment in the sun, seems quite happy.
I'll try digging some substrate into the borders and keep the rest as we'll be having some more borders added soon, like you say, why waste a natural fertiliser.
by Teddy28
28 Jun 2019, 14:17
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Substrate query
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Substrate query

Hi TTT ladies, I have a question, my little tort has been poorly, on anti biotics and now being treated for a high worm load. He's in a temporary (newspaper lined) enclosure until he's had his next worm treatment in 14 days (at a vets from your list) so I'm in the process of cleaning out his table, ...
by Teddy28
09 Jun 2019, 18:06
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: ID please

Excellent, thanks Nina
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by Teddy28
09 Jun 2019, 16:23
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 234

ID please

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Hi
I have these growing in our new garden and am hoping its sow thistle?
Thanks
by Teddy28
18 Apr 2019, 17:44
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Another plant identification please
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Another plant identification please

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by Teddy28
18 Apr 2019, 17:44
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Another plant identification please
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Another plant identification please

Hiya Lin

It's so difficult to get clear close up pics isn't it so i don't know if these are any good?

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by Teddy28
18 Apr 2019, 10:23
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Another plant identification please
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Another plant identification please

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Hi, gave Tort a ramble around the garden yesterday, he doesn't usually eat random stuff but he took a bite of this and I can't identify it on the database.
by Teddy28
21 Feb 2019, 08:02
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More plant identifications plesse
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: More plant identifications plesse

Dear Nina, what would we do without your advice! Thank you so much, I will carefully remove and dispose of the ragwort. I 've seen it growing wild and recognise it when it has flowers on but would not have realised they were the same plant. Good news on the dead-nettle, i'll encourage that one. Best...
by Teddy28
17 Feb 2019, 12:12
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More plant identifications plesse
Replies: 3
Views: 409

More plant identifications plesse

Hi,

A couple of plants in our new garden, grateful for your thoughts please
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Thanks
by Teddy28
11 Feb 2019, 13:32
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Komodo tortoise pellets
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Komodo tortoise pellets

Hi Nina, well you know I had not actually noticed the lack of mention of dandelion in the ingredients. It's really annoying isn't it that manufacturers are allowed to give false information and claim foods to be everything your tortoise needs. Yes he does very much like these pellets so unfortunatel...
by Teddy28
11 Feb 2019, 09:23
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Komodo tortoise pellets
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Komodo tortoise pellets

Hi Lin
Not sure how clearly this will come through as the ingredients print is tiny but hopefully you 'll be able to zoom.
Thanks
Teddy
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by Teddy28
10 Feb 2019, 19:07
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Komodo tortoise pellets
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Komodo tortoise pellets

Hi Nina/Lin I hope you are well. I was given some Komodo Tortoise Diet Dandelion pellets and gave my little Horsfield a few soaked in water. He loved them. His normal diet is fresh weeds but I struggle to get his calcium supplements down him so have found the pellets useful for this. Would he be ok ...
by Teddy28
21 Jan 2019, 08:33
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant identification please
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Plant identification please

Good morning, Please could you help me with a couple of plant identifications, both growing in the wild in UK (Cheshire) Two photos of same plant taken yesterday ìn our local country park. The other photo(first photo I think) was taken in December and I 've only just managed to resize it - this was ...
by Teddy28
05 Jan 2019, 20:07
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

Happy New Year everyone and ditto Heather, such helpful advice from Nina and Lin. Well after seeing that video (shock horror!) and having recently posted about my little squeaky boy Horsfield, who has been thru a spell of mounting his big pebbles, it's a relief to hear (and see) stories of other tor...
by Teddy28
24 Dec 2018, 12:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Male Horsfield
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Male Horsfield

Thanks for the reassurance Lin. Yes everything fine other than this behaviour, but will keep an eye on him.
Best wishes to you too for Christmas and New year.
by Teddy28
23 Dec 2018, 11:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Male Horsfield
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Male Horsfield

Hi there, I think I know the answer to this one but just wanted to check with those more knowledgeable please. My little 8 yr old male (who has been in my care 21 months now) has developed a new behaviour in the last few weeks. I hear him squeaking, it's not the noise they make when the beak grinds ...
by Teddy28
13 Aug 2018, 22:45
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Acanthus and Hebes
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Acanthus and Hebes

That's really useful, I hadn't noticed those symbols either
by Teddy28
20 Jul 2018, 22:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: She'll concern
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: She'll concern

Thanks Nina. Tickle under the chin duly administered! We had such a downpour whilst at the vets that I put him under his lamp in his indoor enclosure on our return and he soon nodded off whilst basking. It's lovely watching him sleep but the slightest noise and those bright little eyes open to check...