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by lin
22 Jul 2019, 21:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Obsessed with my shoe....
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: Obsessed with my shoe....

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I have a pair of sparkly flip flops if she wants to give those a try... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lin
Oh, and yes, its the weather, bless her.
by lin
14 Jul 2019, 20:25
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Flower ID
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Flower ID

Oh lucky tortoise. This one is Hollyhock Zoe, one of the Mallows and fine as a daily feed.

Lin
by lin
13 Jul 2019, 15:33
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Enchanters Nightshade /Circeae
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Enchanters Nightshade /Circeae

Hiya. Thanks for contacting us about the Enchanter's Nightshade. It is not one of the nightshades as we know them it is in fact from the same family as Willowherbs and Evening Primrose. I does not appear to have any toxic principles but has a rather strong peppery taste so tortoises might not like i...
by lin
10 Jul 2019, 11:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Boy or girl?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Boy or girl?

Hmm. At 1 no vet would be able to even guess what sex a tortoise was, it would have to have been hatched at specific temps for male or female hatchlings and even that is not guaranteed. Best to wait and make sure, as I said even mine is a guess and there is still time for change - :lol:

Lin
by lin
09 Jul 2019, 20:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Boy or girl?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Boy or girl?

Tortoises are not easy to sex unless they flash or are in the older category where we can be 100%. But this one does look like a young male to me right now, but there is room to change - :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lin
by lin
09 Jul 2019, 18:42
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Any ideas?

Hiya.
The plants you are asking about are willowherb, they're both are the same and moderate feed. Heres our entry.

Lin
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=360&c=6
by lin
09 Jul 2019, 17:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Boy or girl?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Boy or girl?

How old?. Its looking male to me.

Lin
by lin
06 Jul 2019, 18:04
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

Wow, Teddy. Good hunting. Photos of your final result when its done would be brilliant for us if you could.

Lin
by lin
06 Jul 2019, 13:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise acting different
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Tortoise acting different

He will probably love it Devon. Most do but we do prefer the more natural here and have never found it to be a problem. See how the coir goes and because its lighter you may decide to stick with it.

Lin
by lin
06 Jul 2019, 10:51
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise acting different
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Tortoise acting different

Hi Dc92. Nina is entertaining family today so isnt around but I am sure she will pop in given the chance. Regarding other substrates. I doubt the substrate is doing any harm providing the sand is the childrend playsand but if you do feel you would like to change then a lot of people are now using th...
by lin
05 Jul 2019, 18:44
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

I actually do remember when that article first went up Joe. Well put together and yes, from me, well read.

Lin
by lin
04 Jul 2019, 23:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Drinking on his own
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Drinking on his own

Oh your more than welcome, and if there is anything else we can do then give a shout.

Lin
by lin
04 Jul 2019, 00:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Drinking on his own
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Drinking on his own

Hiya. Bathing the youngsters daily is a good thing and there is also nothing wrong in upping it to twice a day until you can see that he is hydrated (indicated by the urates being a toothpasty consistency) and leaving him for up to 20 mins each time. As the saying goes...you can take a horse to wate...
by lin
03 Jul 2019, 20:47
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

Thats a great snippet of info Joe. So many of us forget we need to wash our roofs to allow the natural light through even if it is lumisol.
The extended time out is unspeakable for our English weather really, so its well worth the investment.
Hope you and yours are well.

Lin
by lin
29 Jun 2019, 19:56
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Rabbit Poo!
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Rabbit Poo!

Hi Chaz.

I dont know if its possible for you to keep the tortoise in a seperate area from the rabbit but I would try and deter it if you can. Also I would have your tortoise tested for parasites at the very least once a year to be sure everything is under controll.

Lin
by lin
28 Jun 2019, 20:52
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Substrate query
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Substrate query

Butting in here - lol. Yes, poop can go into the general waste for collection the same as cats and dogs. All they usually ask is that uts double wrapped (in a bag in a bag) to avoid spillage.

Lin
by lin
27 Jun 2019, 23:13
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 66
Views: 14758

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Oh Rachel.
I am so sorry to hear this sad news and thank you for keeping us posted.
Baz was a little fighter and it is so nice that he will forever be near you.
RIP little Baz - x

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2019, 19:49
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Oh no...disaster!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: Oh no...disaster!!

That is so true I153_Chaika. Thanks for your input.

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2019, 19:46
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Plant ID please

Always best be safe Jo.

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2019, 14:32
Forum: African Species
Topic: My little Nova
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: My little Nova

Just an add on - the sand should be the kind you get for using in childrens playpits as if other sand, say from bags of builders or anything that stains orange it should not be used because if eaten it could cause impaction but the childrens sand is fine.

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2019, 12:51
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Plant ID please

I would say its an Elderberry sapling Jo, and a no feed.

Lin
by lin
23 Jun 2019, 23:30
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Anytime Bex. Love to help out.

Lin
by lin
23 Jun 2019, 14:49
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Hi Bex. Its so much easier for all of us to see these numbered. Special thanks to your daughter, she's a hero. Yes, pics 1,2,4,and 7 are the no feed Poppies. No 3 it Tradscantia - https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=482&c=5. Its a moderate feed. No 5 and 6 are Bull T...
by lin
22 Jun 2019, 11:56
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Weeds
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Weeds

Hi Julie. Sadly because of the abundance you can guess that this is not going to be a good feed and the reason we say that is because it has an 'umbel' flower, meaning it is shaped like an umbrella. There are so many of these plants that are toxic so we have decided to play safe and advise against f...
by lin
19 Jun 2019, 20:53
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking to adopt/rehome a Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Looking to adopt/rehome a Hermann Tortoise

Hi Dcoppack
We have not heard from Marie Helene since April so she may or may not get back to you.

Lin