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by lin
06 Jun 2020, 12:17
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ideal Vivarium temps
Replies: 30
Views: 149

Re: Ideal Vivarium temps

Hi Reece Just a suggestion but it has always worked for me. If you sort of badger a tortoise around the mouth area with the calcium suppliment he should open his mouth to try and push whatever it is away. If your quick you should be able to get a squirt of the liquid in. This also works with a nice ...
by lin
05 Jun 2020, 13:26
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Planting for out door enclosure
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Planting for out door enclosure

Hi Nic.
Climbing plants are ok but at first chance available tortoise will use them as a ladder to scale the areas they are climbing up.
You can always look in the database for the trees, shrubs and climbers category and have a sort through there if you like.
Lin
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 21:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sleeping advice
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Sleeping advice

Thats all sounding pretty possitive and I do think your right and its a settling in period. To lower the temps from 25°C if you take the lid off the sleeping area or even half off you will find the temps at that end will drop a few deg. Let me know if that works and we will see what else we can do i...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 20:57
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ideal Vivarium temps
Replies: 30
Views: 149

Re: Ideal Vivarium temps

Photos would be good Reece. They help us to see if there are any minor tweaks that can be made to perhaps make it easier for you and your little one. I see that Nina has sent you photos of how to transform a viv into an open area which allows great air circulation and heat flow. I wonder if that is ...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 18:57
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ideal Vivarium temps
Replies: 30
Views: 149

Re: Ideal Vivarium temps

Hi Reece. I am afraid that those temps the vet told you are far to high. Tortoises have overheated and died in temps that high. A tortoise needs to be able to regulate his core temps to be able to digest food and absorb calcium, vitamins and other suppliments. We as carers offer the optimum conditio...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 18:15
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ideal Vivarium temps
Replies: 30
Views: 149

Re: Ideal Vivarium temps

Hi Reece. You are right about 40's being to hot. The hot spot should never be more than 30°C and there should always be a daytime cool area of 18 to 20°C. When you take the temps in an enclosure (is it a viv or table) it is best if measured with a digital thermomiter with probe and taken under the h...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 15:19
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi Nic. I have just sent you a PM about rehoming. Can you have a look to see if you have got it and contact me. Lin Summerills wrote: > Hi All > I am looking at getting my first tortoise and have been doing lots of > research etc to try and untangle the complexities. > I was planning on yearling and...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 14:21
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Thanks Kimberley.

Lin
by lin
03 Jun 2020, 23:38
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: American burnweed
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: American burnweed

Hi Pete.

As you probably know we are UK based - I was just on my way to bed but we will get back to you regarding the suitability of the Erechtites hieraciifolius in the tortoise diet tomorrow.
Regards

Lin
by lin
03 Jun 2020, 22:21
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Wildflower in Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Wildflower in Florida

I agree it is Rhexia Nina. I had a post to send but popped out and forgot to send it.

Lin
by lin
03 Jun 2020, 15:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sleeping advice
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Sleeping advice

By the cool part do you mean inside the sleeping area it is 25°C. I think looking at the photo he is to hot and looking for a cooler area and inside the sleeping area is the coolest he can find. When you take the temps can you take them at about the height of where the shell would come to, both unde...
by lin
03 Jun 2020, 12:50
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sleeping advice
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Sleeping advice

Hiya Yes, I think your probably right in that the little fella is new and just going to take some time to settle. Your best bet is to try and distence yourself during this process and watch from behind a door or just out of his line of sight, for feeding place his food down and leave the room watchi...
by lin
02 Jun 2020, 20:30
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi Nic. Just my quick opinion on the lights for you to ponder and I am sure Nina and possible Kimberly will be along to give their views. If you get a combined and the heat goes then you looke the UVB too. With a strip UVB, although they do last less time (some have longer lasting UVB output though)...
by lin
31 May 2020, 01:22
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi Nic. Yes, keep waych both here and the FB page and I am sure something will turn up for you soon. The thing I find is there are not many people want to rehome a little one but as they get older the novelty seems to wear off. Another factor to concider is that a tortoise that is a bit older is als...
by lin
28 May 2020, 21:10
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi Nic. Can I just say we do have a Hermann for rehoming on our rehoming page and our FB page. Why dont you pop on there and have a look at Brokkr and get in touch if he is suitable. https://www.facebook.com/TheTortoiseTable/photos/a.341677282546611/3008718412509138/?type=3&theater https://www.theto...
by lin
24 May 2020, 22:48
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: USA - Weed Identification Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: USA - Weed Identification Help?

Your first photo is Black Bryony. We have not got our entry up for this one yet but it is a no feed. The 2nd with the yellow flower is Cinquefoil, a moderate feed - https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=510&c=6 The purple one is Vinca a no feed - https://www.thetortois...
by lin
24 May 2020, 22:21
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: USA - Weed Identification Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: USA - Weed Identification Help?

This one is Dock
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=134&c=6
Just looking at your others now.

Lin

Yahtzdog wrote:
> These are near my yard. Any idea what they are?
by lin
22 May 2020, 10:42
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Three young tortoises for rehoming
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: Three young tortoises for rehoming

Hi Baileykenny18 I believe the last of these three are waiting to be moved to their new home. There is another Hermann for rehoming if you look up the list. Here is the link. He is a lovely young man and if you meet the criteria you could end up with this handsome man. Lin https://www.thetortoisetab...
by lin
20 May 2020, 13:43
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Brokkr the Hermann tortoise needing a new home.
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Brokkr the Hermann tortoise needing a new home.

Thanks Takara.
I agree you must be 100% sure you have found the parfect home for Brokkr (I love that name) before allowing him to move on.
I will set out the post for the FB page and send it to you for checking.
Such a sad but truly brave decision and I admire you for it.

Lin
by lin
15 May 2020, 23:45
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Magpie attack!
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Magpie attack!

Hi Sam, before I forget can I say that tortoises are almost the easiest pets ever to care for. All we have to do is get the husbandry right, their dietry needs met and a safe secure enclosur and they practically look after themselves. :lol: The heat - Can you drop it down a tad under the hot area so...
by lin
14 May 2020, 19:30
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Magpie attack!
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Magpie attack!

Hiya. sorry I dont know your name, but how lucky you were nearby to protect your little one from danger. I cant see what you have circled, it seems to be to dark and I wonder if you could take another one and send it in a higher resolution to stop the pixelating when its enlarged. I hope you dont mi...
by lin
13 May 2020, 12:07
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Pimped up balcony enlosure
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Pimped up balcony enlosure

I can't believe just how fantastic you have made this Kimberley. It just goes to show with a bit of thought and a great imagination we can have the perfect temps no matter what country we are in.
A huge well done to you, you should be so proud of yourself.

Lin
by lin
13 May 2020, 12:02
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: USA - Weed Identification Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: USA - Weed Identification Help?

Hi Yahtz. Your wildflower with white flowers on is called Cardamine diphylla, Two Leaved Toothwort and what we call a Cuckoo Flower. Its ok in moderation but because it is from the brassica family it is not advisable to feed to much. Here is our link but be aware of the Goitergen note - https://www....
by lin
09 May 2020, 11:19
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: I.D help please
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: I.D help please

Hi Thomas. After all that can we just say the little plant in your lawn is one of the legumes (pea family) and often high in protien. So until we can see a flower (and please do keep a little growing to send in a photo later on) we would advise not to feed but if your tortoise nibbled a little it wo...
by lin
08 May 2020, 22:29
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: I.D help please
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: I.D help please

Hi T123. Thanks for contacting us and welcome to the website. Do you think you could take a photo of just one of the leaves and stalks on a lighter background. There are a number of plants that look the same at this stage of growth, but we need a clear leaf photo to get the id. Hope you dont mind. Lin