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by lin
14 Nov 2018, 19:22
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New Baby Tortoise
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: New Baby Tortoise

You shouldnt do Ripley. The house should be warm enough but a thermomiter will keep you up to speed with the min/nax temps overnight if you get a thermomiter with a probe and it stays above 12-14°C. [attachment=1]digi-sense-9020523-traceable-remote-probe-digital-thermometer-with-calibration-stick-st...
by lin
14 Nov 2018, 17:43
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New Baby Tortoise
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: New Baby Tortoise

LOL - Nina and I was answering ata the same time, as often happens. I just found this quote - What does not fit for purpose mean? something that is fit for purpose is good enough to do the job it was designed to do. European law dictates that goods must be fit for purpose when sold. The viv is not f...
by lin
14 Nov 2018, 17:31
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New Baby Tortoise
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: New Baby Tortoise

Oh no. If the shop advised you purchase it then return it as not fit for the purpose it was sold and demand your money back. In case you need something to back you up then there is this for vivs like yours. http://www.tortoisetrustforum.org/ttphotos/Tortoise%20Vivarium%20Tests%20Part%20Two.pdf You c...
by lin
14 Nov 2018, 14:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New Baby Tortoise
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: New Baby Tortoise

Hi Ripley19 . How lucky for you and your tortoise to have found each other. There are a lot of people that get a tortoise and are not as eager to want to look further into their needs and get them right so it is so nice to see you are going about it the right way for him. Bless, he looks so teeny. Y...
by lin
13 Nov 2018, 21:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: My dream come true!
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: My dream come true!

Arnt they just - :) :)

Lin
by lin
12 Nov 2018, 20:50
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 465

Re: Weight loss

Thats great news and I agree with Nina it has made my day too.
Thanks for letting us know and well done Shelly.

Lin
by lin
12 Nov 2018, 13:20
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Not eating
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Not eating

:?: :?: :?:
Could you explain your answer please?
Lin
by lin
07 Nov 2018, 21:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Hint of red in urine

Wow, no thank you Heather. My rabbit pee'd red once and I left it a week before taking her to the vet as she seemed fine toll one day her eyes told me different. She died ten mins after getting to the vet. That horrid desease is so quick. I however put it down to me not taking her sooner because of ...
by lin
07 Nov 2018, 20:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Hint of red in urine

Ahhh. Thats what it is then Heather. She has eaten your shoes or she is a vampire tortoise !!! :lol: :lol: No seriously though I know that dandies will turn uring pink and other plants will do the same so I agree perhaps the putple in the pansy is the cause. Just keep a watch to make sure it returns...
by lin
21 Oct 2018, 22:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: My dream come true!
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: My dream come true!

I can see a bond forming during your time off.
Such an acheivment Dee, and one that deserves a pat on the back.

Lin
by lin
21 Oct 2018, 20:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: My dream come true!
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: My dream come true!

Oh wow, Dee. This little one looks so strong, must be a girl - lol. Well done and I agree with Nina. Don't dispose of the other eggs, I know some that have hatched around two months apart. I can also remember one story of where someone threw the egg only to find a hatchling in the bin later in the d...
by lin
21 Oct 2018, 18:12
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Noise

That is good news Laura. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

Lin
by lin
19 Oct 2018, 21:37
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Noise

Finally we got to see the video Laura, and have replied private.

Lin
by lin
19 Oct 2018, 08:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Noise

Oh yesss. Happy Birthday little man. 8 is a grand young age.

I have just seen that Nina has given you the contact addy so try and send via that one and see if it sends.

Lin
by lin
18 Oct 2018, 21:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Noise

Oh yes. It sure could. A piece thats catching, any deformaties could cause the strange noise.
WILL YOU STOP PANICKING :roll: go to bed and get a video in the morning. I must tell you though that I dont do mornings - :lol:

Lin
;)
by lin
18 Oct 2018, 21:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Noise

More than likely but god you dont need any more bad news.
Lets have a look and listen to the video before jumping to conclusions.
So pleased the puppy and rabbit are mending. Give them hugs from me.

Lin
by lin
18 Oct 2018, 21:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Noise

OMG, Laura, what a mess for you. Hope the puppy is ok and makes a full recovery in the near future. Now rabbit and tortoise. That should be the end of the things happening in three's for you, thank heavens and hoping for the turn that causes things to look up. That is an odd sound with the tortoises...
by lin
18 Oct 2018, 20:23
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Noise

Isnt that always the case...just as we need to panic we up and leave town!!! Is there a way you would get a little footage of it. Is it from the skin or the head area. If you lift him and hold his shell to your ear can you hear anything going on inside (I would probabky hold the back onto my ear and...
by lin
18 Oct 2018, 13:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Noise

I know that feeling of squeeking when your cold - lol. Glad its solved but do keep an eye on that man flu - its very embarassing for tortoises :oops: :lol:
Lin
by lin
18 Oct 2018, 11:58
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 290

Re: Noise

:lol: :lol: :lol: I like that, Man Flu...sounds about right - lol Laura can I add to Ninas advise and ask id she was cold when you heard the squeek. The reason I ask this is that during the nights, if I was in the tortoise house while they aere sleeping their skin stretching along their shell would ...
by lin
18 Oct 2018, 02:04
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vivs
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Vivs

Hi Char. I am sure Nina will be on later but for now I can say that I have seen this table used with good resu;to for tortoises in the past. Can you let us know the size of the table and roughly the size of your tortoise. Do not worry about him being warm in there. It’s the heat we provide that allo...
by lin
17 Oct 2018, 19:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Indoor tortoise
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Indoor tortoise

Hi Sally. I would imagin its to do with hibernation time being just round the corner. What species is your tortoise? If you are planning to hibernate him let me know and I will send you on some articles on how to do that if you need them, but if thats the case then he will need to be correctly wound...
by lin
14 Oct 2018, 20:02
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Corn
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Corn

Hi Andreaza
Your in luck. The green bits of the Maise you are asking about is actually a grass and perfectly fine. Here is our entry https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=625&c=2
However as you say the actual vegetable, the Corn, is not good.

Lin
by lin
08 Oct 2018, 21:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 465

Re: Weight loss

Just by reading his notes alone I have gathered that Justine. Actually I feel quite proud of him.
No need for thanks, the commitment is more than enough and thanks should go to you, Andrew and the lovely Shelley.

Lin
by lin
08 Oct 2018, 14:37
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 465

Re: Weight loss

Nothing like some great news to keep you going through the day Andrew. Well done for keeping on top of all the hard and tedious work but without you doing this it would never have happened and you would still be worrying. Keep us posted and if anything else is needed just give us a shout. Lin Andy n...