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by Shelley
05 Nov 2017, 22:07
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Winter feeding
Replies: 5
Views: 2935

Re: Winter feeding

Thanks so much guys for your replies. It's so helpful to get some knowledgeable advice on here so I don't feel quite so alone in making sure I look after her! I was advised by my vet not to hibernate her until she is much older so that she is able to sustain herself throughout hibernation. I am sure...
by Shelley
04 Nov 2017, 22:41
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Winter feeding
Replies: 5
Views: 2935

Winter feeding

Good evening everyone, My 3-year old Med spur-thighed is a little fussy with her food and I'm dreading the winter coming as we've now run out of her staple food, dandelions, and are wondering what to feed her over the winter. I had a dreadful time last winter from preventing her from hibernating as ...
by Shelley
01 Jun 2017, 09:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Stressed tortoise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: Stressed tortoise?

Thanks Lin and Nina. I hadn't thought of checking the temperatures recently and have just found that the basking spot is a little too hot so I have now turned off my infra-red lamp and will just leave the UBV on for a few hours during the day. Weirdly it's in the hotter part of the table that she's ...
by Shelley
30 May 2017, 09:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Stressed tortoise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Stressed tortoise?

My seemingly otherwise healthy two-year old spur-thighed tortoise has started running a circuit around the same part of her table over and over again, during the last two days, typical behaviour of a caged animal. Does this suggest she is stressed? She's only been going into her outdoor enclosure du...
by Shelley
26 May 2017, 20:58
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Flies
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Re: Flies

Thanks Lin and Nina for your really helpful advice. It's also good to identify what the flies are! I wasn't able to find a sundew plant at my local nursery and just got a standard venus fly trap so I may look a but further afield for a sundew to try and attract the flies. I am hoping this is a freak...
by Shelley
23 May 2017, 15:12
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Flies
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Flies

I changed my 2-year-old tortoise's soil in her indoors enclosure about a month ago and since then I've had a terrible problem with little black flies all over it and crawling around the house as well now. I've previously used Homebase topsoil but they've stopped doing it and have used Wickes topsoil...