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by lin
31 Oct 2020, 12:55
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Horsfield enclosure idea
Replies: 6
Views: 31

Re: Horsfield enclosure idea

Looking good to me too Suzanne. We will need photos when finished of course and of happy tortoise in situ - lol.

Lin
by lin
30 Oct 2020, 19:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wind down
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: Wind down

Well done. Boris will teach you all you need to know. Follow his lead as you are doing. That photo is so comical, his little towel over him. :lol: I wouldn't worry about his before hibernation (during wind down) weight, as long as you start to record weights weekly once in the fridge is what is impo...
by lin
30 Oct 2020, 18:29
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Hermi the Hermann needs a new home
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Hermi the Hermann needs a new home

Hi Yasmin Could you let us have your Email address so that people can contact you. Someone will also need to attach our policy to go with your offer of rehoming without involving money. Can we help in seeing if we can tell if she is M or F, just to be sure. A photo of the underside of the tail area ...
by lin
29 Oct 2020, 19:32
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Two Hermanns tortoises need re homing (male & female)
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Two Hermanns tortoises need re homing (male & female)

Boni. Can you check your emails.

Lin
by lin
29 Oct 2020, 12:38
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: housing sulcatas together
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: housing sulcatas together

Hi Pricilla. Thank you. It is heartbreaking to have to make that decision but it is also about knowing when you have to let go. A friend said to me that no matter how long you keep them you will have to make this decision one day because you will not outlive them. I had them through about 15 years (...
by lin
28 Oct 2020, 23:15
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Two Hermanns tortoises need re homing (male & female)
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Two Hermanns tortoises need re homing (male & female)

Have sent you a private message Boni.

Lin
by lin
28 Oct 2020, 21:44
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: housing sulcatas together
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: housing sulcatas together

Hi Priscilla. You are more than welcome. Oh yes! They will let you know all right. They are ever so gentle when one is not in the picture but as soon as one finds out the other will be very jealous and try and barge in. Penny is a lovely name. Mine were called Sali and Mali and I sadly (still breaks...
by lin
28 Oct 2020, 20:55
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: housing sulcatas together
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: housing sulcatas together

Hiya, sorry I don't know your name but can I say a big thank you for taking on and caring for this beauty of a little lady (and Dozer) Have you found a name for her yet? In my opinion I would say yes they can be together, if the size difference isnt to much, and she will probably flourish in your ca...
by lin
27 Oct 2020, 13:28
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Leopard

I am sure he will love the change and brightness that this kit gives out.
Thanks for keeping us posted and look forward to the update and photos.

Lin
by lin
26 Oct 2020, 16:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sharing space
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Sharing space

:lol: :lol: :lol: They just like to be in on the action.
Thanks Heather.

Lin
by lin
26 Oct 2020, 16:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small nasal bubble! *update in comments*
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Small nasal bubble!

Was it just before you see the bubble?

Lin
by lin
26 Oct 2020, 13:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small nasal bubble! *update in comments*
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Small nasal bubble!

Had Floyd been bathed today Claire?

Lin
by lin
26 Oct 2020, 12:12
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small nasal bubble! *update in comments*
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Small nasal bubble!

Hi Claire. If it was me I would remove the bedding area. If its feels cool and damp that is not good. Block the door area where he enters and just leave him with the pot. Do you know what the temps are in the sleeping part? As for costs. It does differ a lot depending on area. Its a case of if you h...
by lin
25 Oct 2020, 23:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small nasal bubble! *update in comments*
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Small nasal bubble!

Hi Claire I wouldnt say you are doing anything wrong and yes you are right to worry, he is your baby. Again another recap on the temps. Hot end day, and temps where he sleeps at night. Maybe just upping it a degree would be good. The thing is, and I am not holding back here but don't be alarmed. In ...
by lin
25 Oct 2020, 22:54
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming required
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Rehoming required

Hi Lee.
I have sent you an message to the email you posted. Hope you see it.

Lin
by lin
24 Oct 2020, 13:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Leopard

Hiya. Pleased you found what I sent useful. I really do have a hunch this lighting is not bright enough for a leopard. They need a good level of lighting and the brighter it is the better. Think African because that is where these babies originate from. They need lots of calcium and UV to aid the st...
by lin
23 Oct 2020, 23:05
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: how to determine how big an enclosure should be
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: how to determine how big an enclosure should be

Thats the trouble with animals, not just tortoises...they are so under our skin. The T5 kits are really good and put out plenty of UVB and the Sulcatas just love that, to feel the brightness and the heat. Watching them bask makes you go weak at the knees. :roll: Thanks for your nice words, it really...
by lin
23 Oct 2020, 21:25
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: how to determine how big an enclosure should be
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: how to determine how big an enclosure should be

Dozer is a handsome specemin of a Sulcata. Your lucky but I hope you realise what you have let yourself in for - lol. Lere is a link to the post Bex was refering to - https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/siteassets/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2082 (Thanks Bex). Hope you find it useful and also here is...
by lin
23 Oct 2020, 18:12
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sharing space
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Sharing space

Thats cute.
I have one like that as well.
Lin

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by lin
22 Oct 2020, 19:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Leopard

Hiya Polly Can I ask what lights, both heat and UVB you are using. I am thinking its quite dark in the area and although he is wanting to get up its just something not quite right for him. You are not doing it all wrong at all and it needs a tweak and things will fall into place. What is the temp of...
by lin
21 Oct 2020, 16:18
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: ID weeds
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: ID weeds

Take him out and let him pick them with you. Never to early to start learning.
Lin
by lin
21 Oct 2020, 15:55
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: ID weeds
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: ID weeds

Oh bless. What a little diamond he is. Sadly it looks like there is small pieces of ragwort leaf (or similar) amongst these leaves so I would not offer any of them. To save your grandson feeling bad could you perhaps go out and sneak in one of your edible leaves and swap them over so he can give Wal...
by lin
20 Oct 2020, 20:43
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: ROSIE: Hermann Tortoise 14 years old
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: ROSIE: Hermann Tortoise 14 years old

Hi Lynne.
I have sent you an email and you should find it in your inbox.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Lin
by lin
20 Oct 2020, 16:21
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: “On his back” advice!
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: “On his back” advice!

Hi Claire. Love the new enclosure, so much to do in there and textures to explore. Hope you dont mind me asking what the exact temps are under the heated area at the height of Floyd's shell. The thermometers you have stuck on the back are not giving out true readings and you will be surprised at how...
by lin
18 Oct 2020, 21:24
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Leopard

Hi and welcome from me too Polly Can I add to Nina's good advise and say that these African species of tortoise do need a very bright light level. The lighter the better in the whole area not just around the table you have it in, because we are trying to replicate the African sun. Leopards are such ...