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by Heather
24 Dec 2019, 19:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wanting to lay eggs...
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Wanting to lay eggs...

Still nothing laid - just loads of wandering about, hiding in odd places, & very little eating. Bathing her every two days or thereabouts, & she's eating her small slice of cucumber c/w Nutrobal daily.

Where's a film crew when you need one?!

Heather
by Heather
16 Dec 2019, 11:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wanting to lay eggs...
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: Wanting to lay eggs...

Hind legs Nina - in that way they do if they are very large, leathery, & on a vast sandy beach with an Attenborough nearby!

Heather :roll:
by Heather
16 Dec 2019, 10:58
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wanting to lay eggs...
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Wanting to lay eggs...

Hi folks - Achillea lives a bit of a topsy-turvey life, & I'm pretty sure our winter is her summer! In the last few days she's been behaving oddly, including doing a bit of faux excavating on a paved area, so I tried the washing up bowl of warm, friable, damp soil, which I thought enticing, to no ef...
by Heather
16 Dec 2019, 10:19
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: What is this?

No picture!

:shock:

Heather
by Heather
25 Oct 2019, 19:18
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Turtles Jade Emperor Pagoda Saigon
Replies: 5
Views: 6295

Re: Turtles Jade Emperor Pagoda Saigon

Oh WOW - all my favourite turtles in one place! Interestingly furry & green though......but the red 'ears' have always had my heart!

Heather
by Heather
29 Aug 2019, 11:40
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Nutrobal vs Reptivite?
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

Re: Nutrobal vs Reptivite?

Agree - excellent - I hadn't previously found this very informative info! (Slap wrists), but use Nutrobal daily on a small slice of cucumber.

Heather
by Heather
13 Aug 2019, 14:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 30316

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: 1401

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: 1046

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: 1046

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: 1188

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: 892

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: 1723

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: 1723

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: 1723

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

[attachment=1]Sedge.jpg[/attachment]
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by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 15:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Achillea's new, improved space

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by Heather
22 Apr 2019, 21:24
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 2164

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: 2164

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: 2164

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: 2164

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: 2164

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: 2865

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: 2865

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: 2385

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: 2385

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.