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by Heather
13 Aug 2019, 14:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 16599

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

You appear to have a troll posting, ladies!

Heather
by Heather
13 Aug 2019, 08:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Weight Worry Sorted!
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Weight Worry Sorted!

Hi - I was really worried earlier this week, when I weighed Achiilea (I do this randomly - sorry!) & it showed a distinct weight loss, although she felt 'normal' when I picked her up. I was about to contact you here for advice. Then it occurred to me to double check the balance! It is an Ohaus. Unde...
by Heather
04 Aug 2019, 20:02
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Scabious
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Scabious

Hi Nina - the search works fine for me now....I wonder if I simply typed in the search box before the page was fully loaded (my internet is very slow), but I also scrolled down the garden plants section & found it lacking....odd.... My Amelanchier was indeed good value - £4 in the knocked down secti...
by Heather
04 Aug 2019, 16:43
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Scabious
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Scabious

Hi all - confused I am....I thought Scabious was the same as 'candy tuft' but it appears that I am mistaken......I couldn't find an entry for Scabious by 'searching' (I've had a similar problem before) but eventually found it under 'S' in the A-Z section.....think I'm going mad (or stupid!).... Also...
by Heather
22 Jul 2019, 21:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Obsessed with my shoe....
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Obsessed with my shoe....

Hi - I think this may make you smile.... A while ago I was worried about Achillea's behaviour towards my mauve, soft, plastic slip-ons (like Crocs) you may remember, & you reassured me that this sort of mounting behaviour was OK, even for a girlie tort! So, when I discarded them I kept one for her. ...
by Heather
27 Jun 2019, 15:30
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Wollemi Pine
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Wollemi Pine

Hi,

Is this, my latest treasure, safe for the tortoise garden? This is a baby one, so a couple of fronds at beak height. I can't imagine Achillea nibbling it, but best safe than sorry.....

I can stand it on a stone or upturned pot if necessary

Heather
by Heather
27 Apr 2019, 09:56
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

SHE - Achillea (formerly Achilles) lays eggs Lin!! :lol:
by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 22:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

Thanks both - work in progress regards 'interest'. I like the log roll idea. The concrete pad against the cream wall (almost not showing) has potential for a 'sun house' next to the pansies (which is where Achillea sun-bathed last weekend) & maybe troughs of attractive edibles - my garden has masses...
by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 15:31
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

[attachment=1]Sedge.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=0]Pansies.jpg[/attachment]
by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 15:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Achillea's new, improved space

[attachment=2]Area from east.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=2]Area from conservatory.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=1]Area from north.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=0]Cave with spiders.jpg[/attachment]
by Heather
22 Apr 2019, 21:24
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Peony / Tree Peony

:D What a SUPER few days for tortoises to enjoy the outdoor life! I've been busy achieving my goal of an adequate outdoor space for Achillea, rather than the previous safe space based on weedy grass. Turf removed & replaced with membrane + limestone pea grave. Area slightly increased. The fun bit ha...
by Heather
18 Apr 2019, 15:58
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Peony / Tree Peony

SOLVED IT..... Having been browsing, yesterday I had un-ticked the red & orange/red filters!....Now re-ticked, it WORKS fine. So sorry - my computer settings remembered the filtering, & obviously I didn't even remember that I had done some filtering. I realised after trying 'tulip' & also not gettin...
by Heather
18 Apr 2019, 14:54
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Peony / Tree Peony

I don't 'do' apps! I'm on the computer at work. If I go to database, houseplants & put in 'geranium' (simply as an example) it finds it straight away, but not 'peony'! I've tried to attach a screen shot, but it won't accept either a screen shot saved as word doc or pdf...However, I have copy/pasted ...
by Heather
18 Apr 2019, 12:11
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Peony / Tree Peony

Hi Nina - I thought I was going mad, so I have tried again - both in the database home page, in trees & shrubs & then looked (again) in the alphabetical section - having chosen 'p', where it should be between: pelagonium & peperomia I think?

Hmmmm.......

Heather

Your link works fine, by the way!
by Heather
18 Apr 2019, 10:53
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Peony / Tree Peony

Hi ladies - I can't find this (surprisingly) in your database - but it may be my eyes!

What status is / are these please?

Thanks,

Heather
by Heather
06 Feb 2019, 11:01
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 2143

Re: Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)

I like Austin already - thanks for that link Lin.

The evaporation rate is already quite high (2 - 3 small buckets a week)...& the terrapins would love the fish....

;)

Heather
by Heather
04 Feb 2019, 19:50
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 2143

Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)

In the last couple of weeks, many (not thousands, thankfully) mosquito-like insects have been emerging from the turtle pond in my conservatory. It's 'fun' catching them - they are messier than I expected when squashed, & my technique is improving.... My question is - can anyone suggest an insecticid...
by Heather
05 Jan 2019, 11:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

...be sure to see my ps (edit)

;)
by Heather
05 Jan 2019, 11:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

:D
Thanks Lin!!

Phew :roll:

Heather

ps - Sorry - forgetting my manners!....Happy New Year to Tortoise Table folks around the world, but especially to Lin & Nina, & others who reply & are so very positive & helpful with their advice. MUCH appreciated.
by Heather
04 Jan 2019, 23:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Female - male mating behaviour!!

Achillea, you may remember, came to me nearly 3 years ago, as a 9y/o male called Achilles, & then laid some eggs..... Recently she has become fascinated by my plastic indoor 'shoes' - those sort of slip-ons, that I think might be beach-wear - that I wear all the time indoors. They are mauve, & I rat...
by Heather
03 Jan 2019, 09:48
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Growth ongoing?
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Growth ongoing?

Hi all - As Achillea approaches her teenage years, & is putting on weight very gently on her weed based diet, it occurred to me to ask whether tortoises ever stop growing? I guess they slow down when approaching 'terminal size'? How big do I expect my lovely bijou Hermann's to grow regards weight & ...
by Heather
13 Nov 2018, 09:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: My dream come true!
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: My dream come true!

Just seen this thread, & the gorgeous pictures - so very cute!

Heather 8-) :D ;)
by Heather
08 Nov 2018, 10:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Hint of red in urine

I had my current rabbits vac'd for the first time recently - there's a no.2 strain of RHD, also known as VHD2, & I know it's now local. I lost my first gorgeous 'discarded' Fluffy white buck to a badger....if only I'd gone out to put them in just a couple of minutes earlier...I totally understand th...
by Heather
07 Nov 2018, 20:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Hint of red in urine

Thanks Lin - I remember my panic some years back when my first rabbit - a discarded buck - pee'd bright red up the walls! Normal in rabbits..... :shock:
by Heather
07 Nov 2018, 20:07
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Hint of red in urine

Hi - should I be concerned? Twice now I have seen a hint of red in Achillea's urine. In herself she is fine & dandy & normal. She free-ranges indoors, having her own preferred areas & her UV light in a warm area. She is eating slightly less this month. She does like purple pansies, so I wonder if th...