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by Teddy28
23 Jun 2020, 16:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Overnight outdoor temps
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Overnight outdoor temps

Thanks i'll give it a go.
by Teddy28
22 Jun 2020, 22:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Overnight outdoor temps
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Overnight outdoor temps

Thanks Nina, I'm just hoping as the sow thistle goes out of season that he 'll latch on to some other weeds again. Honestly though I've been growing pansies, violas, pot marigolds, campanula, ice plant, sempervivum, cranesbill, lavatera, evening primrose and many other plants and he's just not inter...
by Teddy28
22 Jun 2020, 17:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Overnight outdoor temps
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Overnight outdoor temps

Thanks Nina it looks like it was just last night when it dipped to 9c so i bought him in this morning for a warm under his lamp then put him out again. Rest of the weeks the temperature overnight is much higher. When I checked him a short while ago he was balanced precariously on top of his tunnel, ...
by Teddy28
21 Jun 2020, 23:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Overnight outdoor temps
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Overnight outdoor temps

Hi I just need to check about safe overnight temperatures for Boris to be in his outdoor enclosure? He's been staying out overnight because it's been nice and warm through till late evening when he's taken himself off into his tunnel and then comes out to bask in the morning. He has a Lumisol cover ...
by Teddy28
20 Jun 2020, 22:41
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 31
Views: 2403

Re: My tortoise escaped

Really feel so sorry for you Lucre but dont give up hope x
by Teddy28
20 May 2020, 10:03
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Tortoise feeding
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Tortoise feeding

If only they could talk!
by Teddy28
18 May 2020, 10:20
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Tortoise feeding
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Tortoise feeding

Hi just thought I'd share a few pics of Boris taking breakfast this morning and ask the question - why do they sit in their food to eat it?[attachment=2]20200518_094508_resized.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]20200518_094657_resized.jpg[/attachment][attachment=0]20200518_094715_resized.jpg[/attachment]
by Teddy28
10 May 2020, 22:07
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Help!

Fabulous news!!
by Teddy28
02 May 2020, 11:40
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Shell shape
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Shell shape

Oh please don't feel you have to apologise, I'm sure you're busy enough answering other queries and providing advice x
by Teddy28
01 May 2020, 11:51
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Shell shape
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Shell shape

Hello, hope you don't mind me jumping in on this post, Nina did you manage to find any info about using incubators for hiberbating? I think you were hoping to make some enquiries in tortoise circles. I know it's still a long way off hibernation time but I like to prepare well in advance especially m...
by Teddy28
30 Apr 2020, 09:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Is this normal?

Such a gent!!
by Teddy28
29 Apr 2020, 22:59
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Is this normal?

Thanks Nina, I was out of sight when I heard the hissing, or exhaling as you've described it. I tend to step away when he's in his bath in the hope he'll have a drink which he never does if I'm watching. Anyway when I picked him up out of the bath he'd done 4 rather large poos, far more than I thoug...
by Teddy28
29 Apr 2020, 09:59
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Is this normal?

Noticed when he's in bath or sometimes when wandering he'll suddenly tuck his head in sharpish with a hiss. Doing it now actually and seems to precede urates or bowel movement? Doesn't happen with every bowel movement, sometimes he just trundles along on tall legs and a poo pops out and he carries o...
by Teddy28
18 Apr 2020, 22:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Help!

Hi just wondering if you've had any sign yet? It has gone really cool (I'm in the north west) so i bet he's hunkered down somewhere till it warms up. Hopefully he 'll hear your voices and smell the food and find his way back. Thinking of you.
by Teddy28
12 Apr 2020, 13:48
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Sorry- another id please
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Sorry- another id please

Fabulous thanks and happy Easter to both of you too x
by Teddy28
12 Apr 2020, 12:25
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Sorry- another id please
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Sorry- another id please

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I think this is deadnettle rather than henbit, is that correct?
Thanks
by Teddy28
11 Apr 2020, 23:01
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: 3 plants I can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: 3 plants I can't identify

Oh do you think so? I just didn't want to take any chances but we've certainly had a lot of rain since then haven't we
by Teddy28
11 Apr 2020, 09:08
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: 3 plants I can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: 3 plants I can't identify

Certainly is. There are so many new weeds popping up but although I'm learning their identities I won't be feeding any of the safe ones. They are on a piece of land treated with weedkiller last June so I'm not taking any chances. We've gone chemic free now, it didn't work anyway
Thanks again Lin
by Teddy28
10 Apr 2020, 22:41
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: 3 plants I can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: 3 plants I can't identify

Thanks Lin, so many new weeds are popping up in the garden, never seen thale cress or fumitory before.
Best wishes
Teddy & Boris
by Teddy28
10 Apr 2020, 18:25
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: 3 plants I can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: 3 plants I can't identify

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Thanks for the 2 ids Lin, fumitory is a new one to me.
Not sure these pics are much better, I had to take the flower stalk off otherwise I just couldn't get a focus
by Teddy28
10 Apr 2020, 15:08
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: 3 plants I can't identify
Replies: 8
Views: 865

3 plants I can't identify

[attachment=2]20200410_140530_resized.jpg[/attachment] :D [attachment=1]20200410_140647_resized.jpg[/attachment][attachment=0]20200410_140719_001_resized.jpg[/attachment] Hi I m struggling to identify these weeds and not sure how clear the pics will be. 1st pic is a creeping plant and has white flow...
by Teddy28
02 Apr 2020, 18:07
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation fridges
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Hibernation fridges

Thanks Nina that's great I look forward to seeing whatever info you can give me.
Best wishes
Teddy
by Teddy28
01 Apr 2020, 21:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation fridges
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: Hibernation fridges

Hi both and thanks for the advice. We don't have room for another fridge and i was therefore considering a beer fridge but came across the incubator (like the one in the link you posted thanks Nina). The beer fridge is smaller than a larder fridge but still quite sizeable whereas the incubator is ev...
by Teddy28
30 Mar 2020, 12:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation fridges
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Hibernation fridges

Hi Nina and Lin, I know it's really really early to be thinking about hibernation but I didn't hibernate Boris last winter as he was new to me so the coming winter will be my first ever attempt to hibernate a tortoise. I'm going to need to use the fridge method and I 've been looking as beer fridges...
by Teddy28
30 Mar 2020, 12:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation fridges
Replies: 0
Views: 992

Hibernation fridges

Hi Nina and Lin, I know it's really really early to be thinking about hibernation but I didn't hibernate Boris last winter as he was new to me so the coming winter will be my first ever attempt to hibernate a tortoise. I'm going to need to use the fridge method and I 've been looking as beer fridges...