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by lin
27 Nov 2019, 17:58
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Very fussy tortoise
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Very fussy tortoise

I agree, once you get the initial husbandry and their housing needs they practically care for themselves in a funny sort of way. We just need to feel, clean and watch them and their antics.
Lin
by lin
27 Nov 2019, 13:14
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Very fussy tortoise
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Very fussy tortoise

Oh you are doing so well - this pair really landed on their feet in finding your home to live in.
Lin
by lin
20 Nov 2019, 12:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Calor gas heater (unflued) safe in room?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Calor gas heater (unflued) safe in room?

Hi Hannah, Lin and I have just been talking, and we think that basically it is probably fine to have a calor gas heater in the room with Ball Toto, as long as the room is reasonably ventilated. But if you are actually getting headaches from the heater then that doesn't sound good and I wonder if the...
by lin
20 Nov 2019, 11:06
Forum: Lost/Found Tortoises
Topic: Giant Tortoise Found in Hertfordshire
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Giant Tortoise Found in Hertfordshire

Yes it was found the same day I think. And not the first time as the owners have been warned.
Lin
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by lin
13 Nov 2019, 20:48
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Thank You for All You Do!
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: Thank You for All You Do!

Oh my. That’s a wonderful photo and Steve looks so happy amongst all those fresh weeds to choose from. you have done great for him Oxalis.
Thank you so much for your very kind words. They make us feel so special.
Lin
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by lin
12 Nov 2019, 14:09
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Calcium

Aww, thank you Misty, that’s so nice of you and it’s also good for us to have you here caring so much for your tortoises. It makes our job much easier - lol.
Let us know about the cucumber of folded leaf, if it works or not and I am sure your babies health checks will pass with flying colours.

Lin
by lin
11 Nov 2019, 21:36
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Calcium

Hi Misty.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Lin
by lin
11 Nov 2019, 17:28
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Calcium
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Calcium

Hiya. Fussy, aren’t they :lol: Have you tried leaving the cuttlefish bone you get for birds, in the garden to go wet and manky looking. Most tortoises like it when it’s wet and lost it’s smell. Also A tiny pinch is all you need, per kilo of tortoise weight with the supplements so if you offer a teen...
by lin
04 Nov 2019, 17:07
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: horsfield behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: horsfield behaviour

Hi Steven I am hoping Nina will come in and post some links to tables (vivs, in my opinion are not good for tortoises). However regarding the behaviour you are seeing with her I would say she Might need a little tweak in her enclosure. Can I ask if you know the temps where she is, in both the hot an...
by lin
06 Oct 2019, 01:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Eating newspaper
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Eating newspaper

Hi Sarah. To add to what Nina has said I would rather lean towards the glass t towels, the thin cotton ones the use for drying glass. Its small enough to have 4 hemmed edges and the toweling ones have a pile on whick if the tortoise is inclined to have a bite the threads could be pulled and swallowd...
by lin
24 Sep 2019, 19:31
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Marginated
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Marginated

Aww, what a beauty Shellington is, and I do love the name - lol
His setup looks amazing too, perfect if you ask me.

Lin
by lin
19 Sep 2019, 21:15
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED: Hermanns tortoise in the West Midlands
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Rehoming: Hermanns tortoise in the West Midlands

Hi Rosie.
I have sent your details over to the owner and she should get back to you soon.

Lin
by lin
15 Sep 2019, 21:23
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED: Theresa needs a new home
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Theresa needs a new home

Hiya. Before we take Theresa on for rehoming we need a few things from you. We can offer to rehome for you as long as you do not want any money for Theresa. Neither Facebook or The Tortoise Table can allow any monies to change hands because we are not a selling site and the selling of animals is not...
by lin
10 Sep 2019, 19:18
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Shell flaking :o

He is a Western Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni hermanni)
There you go, now you know.

Lin
by lin
10 Sep 2019, 18:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Shell flaking :o

Ah, thats why I asked where you got her. As she was gifted to you it would have been good if you had got a note to say she was gifting you the felame hermans tortoise and a signature. It really just coveres you. Your vet should know that rehomed tortoises, providing they are not wild caught is ok to...
by lin
10 Sep 2019, 15:23
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernating
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Hibernating

Keep us posted if you can Dot.

Lin
by lin
10 Sep 2019, 15:03
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Shell flaking :o

Ok Silverwings. This is a bit of a long one, sorry for that. Yes, I am afraid they do need an Article 10 and its best to have one just incase and its quite easy to obtain one. Can I ask where you got him and how long ago (you can pm me lin@thetortoisetable.org.uk if you prefer). Have a read of this ...
by lin
10 Sep 2019, 13:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Shell flaking :o

Hi Silverwings.
I have just realised that Bella isnt a horsfield. What species is he.

Lin
by lin
10 Sep 2019, 11:37
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Shell flaking :o

I will check out the DEFRA situation and get back to you Silverwings.

Lin
by lin
10 Sep 2019, 11:34
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Shell flaking :o

There you go. I bet your feeling on top of the world now. That is so good to hear from this side and to not charge :o you have a good'un there with a parasite thrown in. Amazing and always better to be safe.
Thanks for updating.

Lin
by lin
10 Sep 2019, 00:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Shell flaking :o

Its best to be safe and it will be wonderful when he says its nothing to worry about.
xx

Lin
by lin
09 Sep 2019, 20:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1495

Re: Shell flaking :o

I would defo get him to the vet asap because looking closely at that part of the shell on the left of the scute it does seem to be coming away from the next scute. This could be because of the missing scuute and the growth making up for what is not there but it could potentially be the start of shel...
by lin
08 Sep 2019, 18:30
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernating
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Hibernating

You are right Dot, it is a little early for hibernation so I would do exactly what you are thinking. Get them up, bathe them, make sure the room and area of the tortoises are very bright to imitate mid summer and double check the basking area is around 30*C and a cooler area of 18*C. This is to imit...
by lin
21 Aug 2019, 13:16
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking to rehome
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Looking to rehome

Yes, thats the one. I have sent you a PM from here. Let me know if it comes through, and Anne is waiting for you to contact her.

Lin
by lin
21 Aug 2019, 12:13
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking to rehome
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Looking to rehome

What was the subject of that one Gemma?
Had a quick look and can't find it.

Lin