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by Teddy28
11 Aug 2019, 09:22
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Lin / Nina
May I 'private message' you both please?
Teddy
by Teddy28
07 Aug 2019, 08:37
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Thanks Lin
by Teddy28
06 Aug 2019, 18:45
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Hi so sorry I didn't see your message Lin. Just on way back from vets now, they kept him overnight so they could put a tube into his oesophagus (not sure if spelling is correct) this morning. He looks like a mini incendiary device. Liquid food, milk thistle and antibiotics to administer via the tube...
by Teddy28
04 Aug 2019, 22:36
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Thanks both, I'll let you know.
by Teddy28
04 Aug 2019, 17:21
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Hi just a quick update. He's not eaten a thing since my last post. It could be a protest at his coccidia treatment but last one was Wednesday and I d hoped he would have found his appetite again by now. Hoping to get him an appointment with the vet tomorrow. Fingers crossed although I m a bit worried.
by Teddy28
30 Jul 2019, 16:25
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Thanks ladies I 'll give it a go again. It's almost as though he recognises the baby gem and thus eats it but I 'll try cutting things up into a nice salad for him and see what happens. He has lost weight, vet has been weighing him too but didnt seem too concerned and I wondered if some of the weigh...
by Teddy28
30 Jul 2019, 09:07
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

Poorly Horsfield

Hi ladies I'm after a bit of advice. Tort has been on a course of anti biotics after blood tests showed he had an infection, then he was on treatment for pinworm which has cleared but now he's on treatment for coccidia (thinks that's correct spelling) and also due to his twisted spine he's also on l...
by Teddy28
07 Jul 2019, 17:56
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

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: 1279

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: 1279

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: 1279

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 557

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: 557

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: 567

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: 567

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: 567

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: 680

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: 680

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: 1321

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: 1321

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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