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by lin
19 Jun 2019, 20:53
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking to adopt/rehome a Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Looking to adopt/rehome a Hermann Tortoise

Hi Dcoppack
We have not heard from Marie Helene since April so she may or may not get back to you.

Lin
by lin
17 Jun 2019, 14:41
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Couple of quick questions
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Couple of quick questions

I agree with you Pete, It probably is the fescue.
Lin
by lin
16 Jun 2019, 21:10
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Couple of quick questions
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Couple of quick questions

Hi Pete.
I wonder if you think your grass could be Tall Fescue. I do believe it is a grass and be fine to feed but we must be sure before we can say 100% what it is. Have you got a photo of it growing in situ and is there something you could use as a market for size.

Lin
by lin
07 Jun 2019, 20:06
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Weed ID please

Its most definatley one of the Lamiaceae plants Pete28, but its the specific one that we cant be sure off until flowers appear.

Lin
by lin
06 Jun 2019, 11:50
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers

Yes, leaf colour will probably bepend on species and the growing conditions Oxalis.

Lin
by lin
04 Jun 2019, 23:20
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Weed ID please

Hi Jo. Sorry I have taken so long to get back to you. This looks like it is one of the Lamiaceae family of plants but the trouble is there are so many its hard to tell which one until there are some flower buds to go by. Can you have a try of brushing a leaf between your thumb and finger to see what...
by lin
04 Jun 2019, 19:53
Forum: African Species
Topic: Tortoise
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Tortoise

Some say its ok and some say not. I am afraid I am of the mind of 100% no dont do it. I had a huge sulcata walk over a large leopard and stood on its neck. It was lucky I was there on my way to removing the sulcata from the leopard enclosure and see what happened. If it wasnt there it could have bee...
by lin
04 Jun 2019, 18:04
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers

Hiya Oxalis. I would say this is Burdock but to be 100% sure I would like a photo when it has grown a bit more. It could also be Honesty so it would be best if we waited a while. Can you ask Mum if this has kind of a fuzzy feel to it and how big the leaves are, a hand for comparisom would be ideal? ...
by lin
03 Jun 2019, 23:49
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers

Hmm. I'm wondering if this is a purple leaf Flowering Plum. Have a look at our entry and compare Oxalis. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=596&c=4 It should be fine to transplant though if you lift a large enough rootball and spend plenty of time watering it into t...
by lin
30 May 2019, 18:50
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Oh no...disaster!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Oh no...disaster!!

As I said to someone on the FB page Bex, electricity does not need a reason.

Lin
by lin
30 May 2019, 14:13
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Horsfield beak
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Horsfield beak

Thanks Laura.
Keep us posted on what the vet says. Good luck.

Lin
by lin
30 May 2019, 11:44
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Horsfield beak
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: Horsefield beak

Hi NOrman. He is a lovely chap and does have a bit of an underbite. Cxan I ask what substrate you are using because if the bottom jaw starts to act as a shovel then I wouldnt like this little one to become impacted on ingested substrate. I think if you pop him along to a vet that knows about tortois...
by lin
28 May 2019, 23:14
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Oh no...disaster!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Oh no...disaster!!

Thanks for allowing that Bex, thats really kind under the circumstances. We all overlook things sometimes and nobody is 100% all of the time. Maybe its because of things like this happening that makes us a little better in what we do. Accidents happen no matter how bad they make us feel. Everyone is...
by lin
28 May 2019, 16:12
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Oh no...disaster!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Oh no...disaster!!

:o :( :o . Oh Bex. I cannot start to imagine how scary it was for you and I cant tell you how pleased I am that Speedy made it out herself and finding a safe area. Just goes to show how robust and knowing they are. Looking at the photos of the aftermath is making my blood run cold. You are a hero, q...
by lin
24 May 2019, 20:27
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise now in my care
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Tortoise now in my care

I forgot to say that the heat pad/mat on the floor really does not do the tortoise a favour and it can be quite dangerous causing severe burns. Re the red light. Again that is not needed but more important with this tortoise being in a school it should be made clear that a tortoise needs UVB but UVB...
by lin
24 May 2019, 18:36
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise now in my care
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Tortoise now in my care

Oh no. These poor school tortoises but I bet this one is thanking its lucky stars you have stepped in and hopefully take over his care. Remember to put your hand up for the volountry school holiday care. Do you do the homecare now? Now getting back to your questions -- Its a Horsfield tortoise and y...
by lin
15 May 2019, 20:54
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Plant ID

Can you confirn Amie, is the plant to the right of the one in your hand the same plant. I ask because the leaves are different making it quite confusing. Hopefully Nina will pop on tonight and we can get our heads together. Can you remember if the flowers were white or maybe yellow? Oh, hold on. Is ...
by lin
15 May 2019, 20:45
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: ID

Thats what is making me think Speedwell but the flower looks to dark for the one I am thinking of. Does it look like this one. The flowers really are tiny. Just look at the leaves at the top by the flower as the ones lover down are different. Lin [attachment=0]Veronica arvensis_Wall speedwell_lr_46 ...
by lin
15 May 2019, 20:17
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Plant ID

This is the same Amie. Very blurry so I am unable to see. Can you retake a little further away.

Lin
by lin
15 May 2019, 20:04
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: ID

Hi Amie. I am wondering if this could be one of the many Speedwells but the photo is a bit blury. As the flowers are on their way to open I think it would be best if you send in another photo in a few days just so we can be sure but taken a little further away and if possible in situ.

Lin
by lin
14 May 2019, 23:47
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please x
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Plant ID please x

Ahh, Thanks from me too Jo. Really is nice of you. x

Lin
by lin
14 May 2019, 15:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hector falls asleep with his neck extended. Normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Hector falls asleep with his neck extended. Normal?

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by lin
14 May 2019, 14:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hector falls asleep with his neck extended. Normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Hector falls asleep with his neck extended. Normal?

Hi Hectors family.
It is as they say and Hector is feeling very relaxed and happy in the enviroment you are offering to him. It takes a while to gain our trust but this is one way they do show it.
All perfectly normal.

Lin
by lin
13 May 2019, 18:34
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: UNAVAILABLE - Horsfield - Halifax, West Yorkshire
Replies: 4
Views: 386

UNAVAILABLE - Horsfield - Halifax, West Yorkshire

Walter is roughly 22 years old and unfortunately is looking for a new home due to her previous owners unable to look after her anymore. She’s a fantastic tortoise who loves to explore and enjoys a bath. Adores a fuss and has never been known to nibble fingers. She would adore a suitable home, one th...
by lin
06 May 2019, 19:12
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13458

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Afraid not Olivereastham. I have been reading that a lot of horsfields seem to be having this problem and I can only put it down to the cold snap we are experiencing right now or a slight tweek in heat or husbandry might be needed. Do you have your tortoise in very very slightly moist (not in the le...