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by lin
30 Dec 2020, 18:52
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMING - NIPPER, male Horsfield
Replies: 0
Views: 665

REHOMING - NIPPER, male Horsfield

Male Horsfield, who is around 10 years old, Nipper, although he doesn't really nip 😂, will be looking for a home where he will be as much loved as he is in his present home. The owner has had to make this dreadful decisions with Nippers needs being first and foremost. An experienced keeper would be ...
by lin
24 Dec 2020, 14:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Christmas

Aww, how lovely. All the best to you and your family and Starsky & Hutch too over Christmas. Stay safe and have a fun 2021 from me and the team here at the TTT.

Lin
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by lin
21 Dec 2020, 13:15
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: This weeks unknown plants.
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: This weeks unknown plants.

LOL - When you do find that small, but precious mallow plant, dig it up and replant in your own plot - lol. Dont let anyone catch you though :lol: New walks will bring new plants. A plant that grows in one area we find that quite often it will not grow 20 yds away. But above all remember to think ha...
by lin
20 Dec 2020, 18:23
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: This weeks unknown plants.
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: This weeks unknown plants.

The very top one looks like Sorrel and being one of the Dock family its a no feed -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=131&c=6 The one under that with the pointy leaves and two pieces of straw like grass hanging over the leaf. Its a Buttercup, looks like a Meadow B...
by lin
16 Dec 2020, 10:44
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Plant ID please

It don’t take long to learn Claire. One weed a week. Find it, try and Id it for a day or two. Check it out with us and spend the rest of the week finding it. Even if it’s a no feed. Your doing really well and so lucky to have easy access to a wild field. Ffloyd looks really happy to be able to reach...
by lin
15 Dec 2020, 22:12
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Plant ID please

Yes, you could use the title of Weed Spotter, but to be careful when googling though - :lol: My thoughts on the Mallow is like yours and I would also leave it. However, I usually say if there is one bit you can see there always lots more that are there and you can't see, so keep looking. There are s...
by lin
15 Dec 2020, 16:52
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Plant ID please

I think your right Claire. The top one with the black bit amongst the leaves does look like one of the Hawks but not sure with that photo exactly what one. Best feed sparingly to be sure. The middle one showing the close up of the leafsure looks like Geum, I must confess I did have to look up Blesse...
by lin
03 Dec 2020, 21:27
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Edward, Horsfield tortoise
Replies: 0
Views: 656

REHOMED - Edward, Horsfield tortoise

URGENT Edward is in need of a new home, he is a much loved male Horsfield who will not leave the female alone, and it is with great sadness that the owner has made the decision to have to rehome him. He’s a slow grown 7ish year old little one that weighs 411g and is 4½ inches (measured correctly), a...
by lin
30 Nov 2020, 18:26
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: NEWBIE ADVICE
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: NEWBIE ADVICE

Hi Lee. thanks so much for the update and its so good to hear that Jacj'ie has made a start on the eating. As you say he might have got through the spell he was going through and your seeing the new 'him' so to speak and if he starts oversleeping again just get him up, inder the heat a few times a d...
by lin
28 Nov 2020, 17:04
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: how to determine how big an enclosure should be
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: how to determine how big an enclosure should be

:o :o :o I cannot believe that both Nina and I was not alerted of your post pmorillo1102. It was sent during October when something was up and we was not getting notifications of any posts coming into the forum. I cannot apologise enough. The housing looks to be coming along nicely. Do you have any ...
by lin
23 Nov 2020, 18:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Bone idol Jemima
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Bone idol Jemima

Oh, your not in the least failing Jemima, Tara. She is just letting you know that she has had enough for this year and wants to wind down and sleep. If thats what you want to go with and would like the wind down procedure article I will add it here as well as a hibernation sheet too. If there are an...
by lin
23 Nov 2020, 16:17
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: NEWBIE ADVICE
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: NEWBIE ADVICE

Keep us posted Lee.

We are meant to get a couple of better days but not in the least hot, and in a couple of days time its going to drop. :cry:

Lin
by lin
23 Nov 2020, 16:09
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: I've gone weed blind!
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: I've gone weed blind!

Your welcome Lee, and I love the idea of us being a tortoise guru - :lol: That is a good idea to put all the edibles in one place but I can tell you that it will become uver run with weeds in a short season...you might think I am joking but rest assured I am not ;) Living where you are you should be...
by lin
22 Nov 2020, 23:14
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: I've gone weed blind!
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: I've gone weed blind!

Hi Lee. I thought I better rush this through before I have another crash. Its a good thing I don't drive! I was going to label all your photos but as soon as I started moving photos it all went again so this is the best I can to but if you want the labeled photos I can try tomorrow. If you click on ...
by lin
22 Nov 2020, 22:19
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: NEWBIE ADVICE
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: NEWBIE ADVICE

Hi Lee. That is a lovely enclosure and your adjustments do make it very interesting for Jack'ie'. This is going to be one spoiled tortoise. Regarding the light. You could try just adding a standard desk or household spot light in the darker area for now and when you need to change your combi, or if ...
by lin
22 Nov 2020, 01:02
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur thigh gender/ sexing
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Spur thigh gender/ sexing

You are more than welcome Holly, we do our best and like to go the extra mile if we are in any doubt.
I have to thank Yossarian for bringing it up and letting me know.

Lin
by lin
20 Nov 2020, 16:39
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur thigh gender/ sexing
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Spur thigh gender/ sexing

Hi again Yossarian, and Holly Thanks so much Yossarian for your opinion on the sex of Holly's tortoise. It started us on a long bout of research to try and determine if we were right in our first opinion about the tortoise being female. It turns out we were wrong, and we are happy to admit that and ...
by lin
20 Nov 2020, 15:32
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: NEWBIE ADVICE
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: NEWBIE ADVICE

Hi Lee, welcome and congratulations on your new baby. You really have done your research well, right down to spelling Horsfield correct, that does not happen very often :lol: I think it will be easier if I answer your post between your questions. Mr_Leeman wrote: > Hi All, new to to the forum and lo...
by lin
19 Nov 2020, 20:57
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur thigh gender/ sexing
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Spur thigh gender/ sexing

Hi Yossarian Thanks for getting back to us with that photo, its really interesting to see the similarity between the two. The photo of the senders tortoise could indeed be male and not fully engorged. The reason I said female was the tail is not nearly as long as I would have thought for a male and ...
by lin
18 Nov 2020, 22:49
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur thigh gender/ sexing
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Spur thigh gender/ sexing

Hi Yossarian. I must admit I did think possible male, but the plastron is hinged and when I took that into concideration as well as the 'penis' being extreemly slim and without the obvious shape that we expect with a male I have gone for saying its a female. I am happy to be proved wrong though and ...
by lin
15 Nov 2020, 22:06
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Stitch, Hermann tortoise
Replies: 0
Views: 552

REHOMED - Stitch, Hermann tortoise

[attachment=0]128427073_3536960309684943_1724934336009971175_n.jpg[/attachment]Please remember that the policy of The Tortoise Table do NOT allow money to change hands when rehoming a tortoise. 
 COVID-19 - it is essential that government guidelines are followed. Stitch is a 6 year old, male Hermann...
by lin
14 Nov 2020, 18:37
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur thigh gender/ sexing
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Spur thigh gender/ sexing

I would say female, Holly.
Same sex will often display strength and dominance towards each other and this is what you are seeing here.
She is a beauty though.

Lin
by lin
12 Nov 2020, 21:44
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Marbocyl for respiratory infection?
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Marbocyl for respiratory infection?

It looks like he more than enjoyed it. Bless.
Lin
by lin
12 Nov 2020, 21:20
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Marbocyl for respiratory infection?
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Marbocyl for respiratory infection?

Hi Claire.
I am sure Nina will be along soon but I just wanted to say that is wonderful news that Floyd is on the up.
Well done for all your doing for him.
What a breakfast that it. So colourful for this time of year so its no wonder he is eating well.

Lin
by lin
12 Nov 2020, 17:37
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Can you ID these for me please?
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Can you ID these for me please?

Hi Claire
The one at the top is Headge Mustard -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=712&c=6
The one below it is Annual Sow Thistle -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=209&c=6

Lin