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by Teddy28
18 Nov 2020, 22:51
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Tiny
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Tiny

Lovely pics! Tiny looks a very happy little tort!
by Teddy28
31 Oct 2020, 23:29
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wind down
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Wind down

Thanks Lin
by Teddy28
31 Oct 2020, 17:37
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wind down
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Wind down

Ah, seemed like a good idea but its not letting me attach a Word document or a .pdf file so I am a bit flummoxed!

I'll email it to you Nina
Teddy
by Teddy28
31 Oct 2020, 14:16
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wind down
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Wind down

I made yours into a template if you want me to share?
by Teddy28
31 Oct 2020, 07:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wind down
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Wind down

Thanks Nina, I'm using a wind down record based on the one you shared of one of Doris's wind downs, really useful and has given me some 'structure' to work with, especially having notes of your observations for Doris. Just put his light on and he's awake but prefers to keep his head under his towel....
by Teddy28
30 Oct 2020, 23:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wind down
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Wind down

Thanks for the reassurance Lin. He has a selection of towels or bits of towels, probably about 8 altogether. Some are already in his hibernation box in his cooler waiting for him, along with some substrate for him to dig down in, towels on top. I think he s a hardy little soul and I'm sure if he cou...
by Teddy28
30 Oct 2020, 14:06
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wind down
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Wind down

Hi Nina / Lin With great trepidation I've started Boris s wind down and he's on day 2. My first hibernation, his 30-40th. He was eating less and less and managed just 2 sow thistle flowers on Wednesday so i decided to go for it. He's been reluctantly basking but then shuffles off into the dark and d...
by Teddy28
29 Oct 2020, 16:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small nasal bubble! *update in comments*
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Small nasal bubble! *update in comments*

Hi there, just reading your post and about how to keep water warm when bathing tortoise. I fill the sink first with hottish water, only an inch or two deep then I fill his washing up bowl with warm water and put this in the sink. Because his bowl is surrounded by hot water the water in his bowl stay...
by Teddy28
10 Oct 2020, 15:43
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation Dithering
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Hibernation Dithering

Hi and thanks for all the info Nina, I 'll measure the air temps like you suggest and i think I'm going to take out about half the depth of substrate, dry it out and also give him some towels to hide in. We actually spoke a few weeks ago by phone and discussed different hibernation mediums. Boris (4...
by Teddy28
10 Oct 2020, 09:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation Dithering
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Hibernation Dithering

Just been reading these posts and lots of useful info thanks. Boris is also hiding away and sleeping most of the time too but still has a healthy appetite if I put the food (he's a sow thistle flower addict!) where his good eye can see it. Still a worrying time though, being my first hibernation. I ...
by Teddy28
24 Sep 2020, 22:27
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Any idea on this please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Any idea on this please?

Thanks ladies, yes it is near our bird feeders although we only have peanuts and sunflower seeds in the feeders however it's quite likely some of our feathered visitors have eaten elsewhere then pooped in our garden. That certainly seems to be what happened with the wild lettuce which sprouted in Bo...
by Teddy28
24 Sep 2020, 13:24
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Any idea on this please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Any idea on this please?

Hi ladies I seem to be having problems with loading messages so you may not have seen my post from 15 Sept. Just looking for an id on a weed.
Thanks
by Teddy28
15 Sep 2020, 21:38
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Any idea on this please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Any idea on this please?

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Thanks
by Teddy28
21 Jul 2020, 23:01
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 33
Views: 8717

Re: My tortoise escaped

Really feel for you! Stay hopeful xx
by Teddy28
21 Jul 2020, 22:44
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: We are now sponsoring tortoises in two UK zoos
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Re: We are now sponsoring tortoises in two UK zoos

Sorry I've only just seen these posts, what a super idea. Our zoo's need all the help they can get.
Thank you Team Tortoise Table!
by Teddy28
23 Jun 2020, 16:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Overnight outdoor temps
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

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: 1883

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: 1883

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: 1883

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: 33
Views: 8717

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: 1974

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: 1974

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: 3965

Re: Help!

Fabulous news!!
by Teddy28
02 May 2020, 11:40
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Shell shape
Replies: 12
Views: 2982

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: 2982

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...