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by lin
24 Apr 2019, 22:35
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Foraging walk id please
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Foraging walk id please

I can see these special girls are going to be spoilt rotten by you Keely Mc. Well done. Oh, and welcome to the TTT, its great to have you here. Drying surplus weeds now will be so much better than freezing as they tend to go slimey once out of the freezer. If dried they can be mixed with a few weeds...
by lin
24 Apr 2019, 22:30
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Random plants in garden
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Random plants in garden

Aww, you are so welcome Keely, nice words from some nice people ... Rescuing those two elderly ladies is so awsome. Congratulations to you and yours. If you get time we would love to see their photos, do you know their species. Dandelion may be top but I bet Sow Thistle is a close second place - :lo...
by lin
24 Apr 2019, 22:04
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Plant ID help
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Plant ID help

Thanks for that Zampa, look forward to receiving them.
Dont forget your full name - lol
Lin
by lin
24 Apr 2019, 19:47
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Plant ID help
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Plant ID help

How beautiful. Its one of the Scented Pelargomiun (if you brush the leaves with your hand you will see why) and they are fine to feed tortoises in moderation. Here is our entry -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=239&c=5 We do need to update our photos and are get...
by lin
21 Apr 2019, 21:09
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking to adopt/rehome a Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Looking to adopt/rehome a Hermann Tortoise

Aww, thats a shame Kit as we have a horsfield waiting in the wings. She is around 30 mins drive from you.

Lin
by lin
21 Apr 2019, 21:00
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tiny's new outside enclosure
Replies: 17
Views: 1339

Re: Tiny's new outside enclosure

Tiny would'nt mind his enclosure Bex, as its only temporary...But, you are going to have to go some to follow the last one you set out for Herbie. :lol:

Lin
by lin
19 Apr 2019, 21:58
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Foraging walk id please
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Foraging walk id please

Hi Vicky. Its a pleasure answering your questions when they are laid out like this. Thank you. A = Cut leaf Geranium - Good feed B & C = Both are what we call Umbel plants - no feeds because its very difficult for the laymen to identify without mistake so we do not advising feeding any of the plants...
by lin
19 Apr 2019, 21:14
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming - Isobel- 19 years old female Horsfield tortoise
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Isobel- 19 years old female Horsfield tortoise

Thanks so much for the photos, she is adorable and so beautifully grown. You have done so well with her.
I will get it up on the FB page but will you want to see what I have anyway taken from what you have sent.
Lin
by lin
18 Apr 2019, 22:08
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Seed mix
Replies: 9
Views: 123

Re: Seed mix

Hiya. Its good you have found somewhere to obtain the seeds but if you do find any you do not know their name then do send us in ohotos and we will do our best to identify them. If a good quality photo is taken while still growing and a close up of the flower we can usually find out what it is. Keep...
by lin
18 Apr 2019, 13:36
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: New owner help
Replies: 13
Views: 82

Re: New owner help

Hi Vicky. It is great and so much easier for us if you put the numbers alongside the photos Pic 1 with the ?. Thats Bristly Ox Tongue. Our entry has some pretty poor photos so I have nade a mental note to renew then for better ones. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plan...
by lin
18 Apr 2019, 12:58
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Another plant identification please
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Another plant identification please

This is fine in moderation Teddy28. Its Mouse Ear Chickweed. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=86&c=6 Teddy28, I was wondering if you could take a large photo of this plant and allow us to credit you to use it on the database. It has to be a clear shot and this sor...
by lin
17 Apr 2019, 21:56
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: New owner help
Replies: 13
Views: 82

Re: New owner help

Helping is no problem Wilburs_mummy, its our pleasure. :D

Lin
by lin
17 Apr 2019, 20:53
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 139

Re: Questions

Hiya. With these little tortoises we have to ask ourselves how much is not much. Would you say he nibbles then over the course of a day would you say he actually does eat...perhaps a piece of leaf that will cover your thumb nail? You have had him two weeks now so did you weigh him when you first got...
by lin
17 Apr 2019, 20:31
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: New owner help
Replies: 13
Views: 82

Re: New owner help

Hiya. I think this is one of the Cranesbill Geraniums. Can you hook at our entry and see what you think. You will find it here. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=103&c=6 If you can't be sure will you take another photo showing the leaf joined to the stalk, like gro...
by lin
17 Apr 2019, 18:09
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Feeding?
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Feeding?

Oh wow. I love the name Wilbur, its great for a tortoise. I hope you dont mind me suggesting this but if you really want to do Wilbur (and yourself because its far cheeper) a favour, then ditch the things you buy, especially now its spring and weeds are growing in abundence.. When you first het your...
by lin
16 Apr 2019, 23:26
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperature question
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Temperature question

Hi SilverWings I would say if she is happy then who are we to say... :D 32°C is fine because you have the probe at the right height, and the shell temps are fine. On the ground, if we walk barefooted from a shaded area to a sunny spot we can immediatley feel the burning on the underside but not on t...
by lin
16 Apr 2019, 17:29
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming - Isobel- 19 years old female Horsfield tortoise
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Isobel- 19 years old female Horsfield tortoise

Hi Anne. If you can send a photo or two of Isobel to our contact address (contact@thetortoisetable.org.uk) so that I can start the rehoming process. Will you be happy to oversee the applicants if I get them to send their applications direct to you , we will, of course be here to aid you in any way t...
by lin
15 Apr 2019, 15:34
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Opuntia Prickly Pear
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Opuntia Prickly Pear

Hi Pete. Having had the biggies and see what they eat in the wild I have a different opinion to Nina :lol: In my opinion it will be entirley up to you Pete. If its a spineless opuntia I wouldnt bother removing the gloch's but if its spined then I might of the pad, perhaps run them through a flame wh...
by lin
13 Apr 2019, 21:14
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming - Isobel- 19 years old female Horsfield tortoise
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Isobel- 19 years old female Horsfield tortoise

Hi Anne. I can offer to put Isobel onto our FB page for you with the info you give. It will be up to you to interview any prospective new carers, to ask questions and ask for photos of what people are able to offer and choose who feel fits the bill. If you can send in a photo if her and any details ...
by lin
12 Apr 2019, 20:44
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Adopted Tortoise - General Advice
Replies: 28
Views: 504

Re: Adopted Tortoise - General Advice

Hi E. Its so good that he is eating now, I am sure he will recover and start eating a better diet soon. Is he being fussy with his weeds and flowers?. I must stipulate E, that things like Primrose and fruits are not good and will only upset his stomach and the only way to get him eating the good wee...
by lin
11 Apr 2019, 18:17
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Vera has a mansion!!!

Thats tortoises for you. You need a cat - lol

Lin
by lin
11 Apr 2019, 18:01
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Vera has a mansion!!!

Wow. :o A place for everything and everything in its place. All in a spacious area that fits so snug. You should find a gap for the puppy, he will love the warmth too - :lol: :lol: :lol:. He had probably got the bed though - lol

Lin
by lin
11 Apr 2019, 17:04
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Vera has a mansion!!!

Posted for Laura. Such a brilliant setup...But..... isnt there always a but - lol. No, I am sure you know the substrate needs adjusting. Its remarkable at how much room there is. What has your son got in the viv? Lin [attachment=0]IMG_20190411_160714.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]IMG_20190411_160709...
by lin
11 Apr 2019, 16:45
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise

Oh, I am so excited. Bet your wondering how that first thought you had ever came into your head now.
I am so proud of you Laura, and your son for his persistence.

Lin
by lin
11 Apr 2019, 16:42
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Vera has a mansion!!!

You can send them to me Laura. I can't wait to see this.
Lin