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by Nina
16 Jan 2020, 22:05
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Urates
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Urates

I think you're doing all the right things. Do you thoroughly wet all of the leaves, etc that you give him? That can get a little more water into him, and every bit helps!

Nina
by Nina
15 Jan 2020, 19:42
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises

Don't worry, I'm sure something will come up.

Nina
by Nina
15 Jan 2020, 12:12
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises

Hi Victoria, Have you seen that two of the three young Hermanns tortoises in another posting are still up for rehoming? Here is a link to that thread: https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/siteassets/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1896 and you need to follow the contact instructions there to apply for reh...
by Nina
14 Jan 2020, 12:53
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED --Torta from North Devon needs a new home
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: Torta from North Devon needs a new home

No problem, Stuart -- I'll mark this post as 'Rehomed'. So glad you found a home for Torta.

Nina
by Nina
14 Jan 2020, 12:26
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises

lin wrote:
> Hi Victoria,
> We have three Hermanns babies to rehome on our Forum and Facebook sites.
> Are you interested in them?
> Here is a link to the post about them:
> viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1896
>
> Lin
> lin@thetortoisetable.org.uk
by Nina
13 Jan 2020, 08:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Flies
Replies: 10
Views: 3671

Re: Flies

That's good to know. Thanks, Lin.

Nina
by Nina
12 Jan 2020, 22:13
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Flies
Replies: 10
Views: 3671

Re: Flies

My venus fly trap never seemed to catch any, but I might not have had it close enough. I do know someone who used a venus fly trap and she said it caught lots of them. I'm not sure that the fungus gnats are heavy enough to trigger the traps to close, but it's definitely worth trying.

Nina
by Nina
11 Jan 2020, 16:01
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Flies
Replies: 10
Views: 3671

Re: Flies

I've found bits of plastic and glass in most of the topsoil I've bought (not many, but occasionally). They always say that it's filtered/sifted, but I guess some bits get through -- really irritating though. I don't think that the Wickes topsoil could be the cause (although I supposed that it could ...
by Nina
10 Jan 2020, 22:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner - confused about UVB light
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: New owner - confused about UVB light

Great to hear from you, Flora. Yes, the UVB light will enable her to absorb and utilise that calcium, but as she has some MBD, I think that some extra vitamin D3 would help (Calci-Dust doesn't have extra D3 added), so I think I would get some Nutrobal and alternate days with the Nutrobal and the Cal...
by Nina
09 Jan 2020, 22:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoises awake in the fridge HELP!!
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Tortoises awake in the fridge HELP!!

Oh my -- that is a bit scary, isn't it! I wouldn't worry though, as this does happen sometimes. I've had mine awake two or three weeks after being in the fridge, but haven't had them wake up later on, but I think it can happen. I know that if tortoises are hibernating in the ground outdoors, and it ...
by Nina
08 Jan 2020, 09:20
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Hibernation for next year
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Hibernation for next year

Hi Andy, It's not a good idea to put your phone number online, but you can send it to me by email and I will be happy to phone you -- although it costs me a lot to phone mobiles, so if you have a landline that would be best, or I could give you my phone number and you could phone me. Just email me a...
by Nina
07 Jan 2020, 22:28
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Slightly concave scutes in Hermann's
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Slightly concave scutes in Hermann's

Hi Lucre, Well, it's certainly colder in Milan now than it is in Oxford. Yes, I can understand that most of the wild plants are dead at this time of year. If you do find any dandelions you can feed him the leaves -- just don't pick all the leaves off of one plant, as you will want that plant to cont...
by Nina
07 Jan 2020, 18:23
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Slightly concave scutes in Hermann's
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Slightly concave scutes in Hermann's

Hi Lucre, Great to hear from you again, and I'm glad to hear that your tortoise is progressing (have you decided on a name yet)? The wider variety of food you can give him (or her), the better. Rocket and lettuce is OK for a short time, but do persist in trying to get him to eat a wider diet -- ther...
by Nina
07 Jan 2020, 12:13
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Three young tortoises for rehoming
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Latest: Purple has been rehomed

Purple has been rehomed, but orange and aqua are still available as of the time of this posting.
[attachment=0]Rehomed Purple.jpeg[/attachment]
by Nina
06 Jan 2020, 22:44
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner - confused about UVB light
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: New owner - confused about UVB light

Hi, and congratulations on taking on this tortoise. Just to add to the good advice that Lin has given, I would say that you should get the longest tube that your table will allow (so that a large area is covered by the tube. Unlike ordinary light bulbs, the wattage on the UVB tubes isn't important -...
by Nina
06 Jan 2020, 12:24
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 16
Views: 1918

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Re the mallow -- those orange bits are almost certainly rust (which is a really common fungal infection on mallows). As far as I know, it is harmless when eaten, and the only way to get rid of it is to systematically remove and destroy the infected leaves. It's similar to the rust you get on roses (...
by Nina
06 Jan 2020, 12:01
Forum: African Species
Topic: Speedy's new bath!
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

Re: Speedy's new bath!

Ooh, looks very posh and a trendy colour too. What a nice New Year's present for her! It's also really nice to see her growth progress through this thread.

Nina
by Nina
05 Jan 2020, 09:58
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Three young tortoises for rehoming
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Three young tortoises for rehoming

It’s not often this happens, but we have three Eastern Hermanns (Thb) babies that incubated naturally in the greenhouse soil, much to the owner’s surprise. They hatched on the 24th of August 2017 within 40 minutes of each other. Orange weighs 260g, purple 320g and Aqua 340g. They have been kept as w...
by Nina
03 Jan 2020, 19:08
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Unusual behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Unusual behaviour

Oh wow, these tortoises are very lucky to have found a home with you! And I do love the names. As for taking taking the squash out -- you could take it out, or leave it in, as it seems to be providing her/him with some entertainment. Won't the squash go mouldy and bad in the hot temperatures (or is ...
by Nina
03 Jan 2020, 18:06
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Unusual behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Unusual behaviour

And to add to what Lin said, it's well known that tennis balls and old trainers are particularly attractive for some reason!!

Nina
by Nina
02 Jan 2020, 18:07
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Hibernation peeing problems with Marginated!
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Hibernation peeing problems with Marginated!

Hi Gee, It sounds like you've been doing everything right and by the book and have just had such bad luck -- there's nothing to account for it, but hopefully next time around things will go smoothly. It's a really good idea to keep the record of weight, etc. during that fasting period. I make a char...
by Nina
02 Jan 2020, 13:53
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Hibernation peeing problems with Marginated!
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Hibernation peeing problems with Marginated!

Hi Geewil0 (sorry, don't know your name), and welcome to The Tortoise Table. Gosh, you've had really bad luck there -- two years in a row! I do, reluctantly, think that you will need to get keep him awake now, as dehydration is a serious risk if they pee whilst in hibernation. As he wasn't really in...
by Nina
29 Dec 2019, 13:12
Forum: African Species
Topic: Erm...think I need a bigger sink!!
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Erm...think I need a bigger sink!!

Brilliant photo -- love it! The big question is will there come a point when you can't lift her in and out of the bath (time to start that weight training programme I think)!

Nina
by Nina
19 Dec 2019, 19:10
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New Tortoise Owner - Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: New Tortoise Owner - Help!

Ha, ha, if Percy turns out to be Mary then you won't get poetry, you'll get Frankenstein, and you can spend the next year negotiating the film rights!

Cheers,
Nina
by Nina
19 Dec 2019, 14:10
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New Tortoise Owner - Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: New Tortoise Owner - Help!

Hi James and welcome to The Tortoise Table! I have to say that your email is one of the most encouraging we have had from a new tortoise owner, and I think you are on the road to being a great keeper and giving this little tortoise a great home! Your questions. The diet you propose for winter sounds...