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by lin
15 May 2019, 20:54
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Plant ID

Can you confirn Amie, is the plant to the right of the one in your hand the same plant. I ask because the leaves are different making it quite confusing. Hopefully Nina will pop on tonight and we can get our heads together. Can you remember if the flowers were white or maybe yellow? Oh, hold on. Is ...
by lin
15 May 2019, 20:45
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: ID

Thats what is making me think Speedwell but the flower looks to dark for the one I am thinking of. Does it look like this one. The flowers really are tiny. Just look at the leaves at the top by the flower as the ones lover down are different. Lin [attachment=0]Veronica arvensis_Wall speedwell_lr_46 ...
by lin
15 May 2019, 20:17
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Plant ID

This is the same Amie. Very blurry so I am unable to see. Can you retake a little further away.

Lin
by lin
15 May 2019, 20:04
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: ID

Hi Amie. I am wondering if this could be one of the many Speedwells but the photo is a bit blury. As the flowers are on their way to open I think it would be best if you send in another photo in a few days just so we can be sure but taken a little further away and if possible in situ.

Lin
by lin
14 May 2019, 23:47
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please x
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Plant ID please x

Ahh, Thanks from me too Jo. Really is nice of you. x

Lin
by lin
14 May 2019, 15:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hector falls asleep with his neck extended. Normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Hector falls asleep with his neck extended. Normal?

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by lin
14 May 2019, 14:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hector falls asleep with his neck extended. Normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Hector falls asleep with his neck extended. Normal?

Hi Hectors family.
It is as they say and Hector is feeling very relaxed and happy in the enviroment you are offering to him. It takes a while to gain our trust but this is one way they do show it.
All perfectly normal.

Lin
by lin
13 May 2019, 18:34
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Horsfield - Halifax, West Yorkshire
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Horsfield - Halifax, West Yorkshire

Walter is roughly 22 years old and unfortunately is looking for a new home due to her previous owners unable to look after her anymore. She’s a fantastic tortoise who loves to explore and enjoys a bath. Adores a fuss and has never been known to nibble fingers. She would adore a suitable home, one th...
by lin
06 May 2019, 19:12
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 49
Views: 12711

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Afraid not Olivereastham. I have been reading that a lot of horsfields seem to be having this problem and I can only put it down to the cold snap we are experiencing right now or a slight tweek in heat or husbandry might be needed. Do you have your tortoise in very very slightly moist (not in the le...
by lin
05 May 2019, 20:28
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My eating machine Ava
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: My eating machine Ava

Always learning Pete. Good outcome when it's helpful too.

Lin
by lin
05 May 2019, 19:00
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My eating machine Ava
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: My eating machine Ava

Ahh, bless her. She is beautiful. Well dont to the changeover Pete28, natural it better.

Lin
by lin
04 May 2019, 19:41
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Very sleepy Hermanns
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Very sleepy Hermanns

I love keepers like you Tim. Worth your weight in gold. The temps seem fine, are you taking them at the heigh of the tortoise shell under the heat and not on the wall alongside the lamp? Your infra red light...is it putting out any light for the night because if it is you would be better off with a ...
by lin
04 May 2019, 12:41
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Very sleepy Hermanns
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Very sleepy Hermanns

IHiya from me too and welcome. Adding to Ninas advice, I am wondering if you are in the UK, because last May was very very hot with temps way up in the high 20's low 30's so the tortoise more than likely entered into estivation rather than hibernation. Estivation is a state of animal dormancy, simil...
by lin
03 May 2019, 21:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure advice
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Enclosure advice

Hi Howard. I am still boweled over with your enclosure, however I do have to agree with Nina regarding the perspex top. Maybe you can remove the half that is not under the lights giving the covered top part the heatlamps and as long as they are controlled by thermostats I think that might be good an...
by lin
02 May 2019, 16:40
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: What plants this?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: What plants this?

I would say it is.

Lin
by lin
02 May 2019, 14:09
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant identification
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Plant identification

Having realised we did not have a photo of the seedling here is one I have taken close up.

Lin







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by lin
02 May 2019, 13:57
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: What plants this?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: What plants this?

It called Plectranthus verticillatus and sometimes comminly called Swedish ivy, Swedish begonia or whorled plectranthus. It is in the family Lamiaceae and is not toxic to cats, dogs or horses. We do have an entry for the Plecranthus spp meaning it will include all the plants in the Plecranthus genus...
by lin
02 May 2019, 13:40
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: What plants this?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: What plants this?

Oh, I think I have it, I am excited...lol
Watch this space, wont be long.

Lin
by lin
02 May 2019, 11:36
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: What plants this?
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: What plants this?

Hiya.
This is looking very much like Germander Speedwell but the flowers are not ringing true.
Can you take a photo of the close up of a flower, maybe in situ. Is the colour all white of could there be a dab of something else?.

Lin
by lin
02 May 2019, 00:16
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant identification
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Plant identification

Hi ackrowe

I first thought this may be Parsley Piert but looking closer I find it is not that. I'm just off to bed but would you mind waiting until tomorrow and we will have a longer look and let you know.

Lin
by lin
01 May 2019, 13:37
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure advice
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Enclosure advice

Oh wow. Howard, this is just amazing. Getting better all the time.

Lin
by lin
28 Apr 2019, 23:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure advice
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Enclosure advice

Wow, I agree with Nina. That is going to be one brilliant tortoise table and your tortoise will love it... What gave you that idea?
I hope we get to see it in its full glory.

Lin
by lin
28 Apr 2019, 16:48
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED -- George - South Lanarkshire
Replies: 0
Views: 133

REHOMED -- George - South Lanarkshire

Can you offer the handsome (or lonesome) George a forever home. He is around 9 years old, male Horsfield and his owner has found that due to work commitments he would be better in a home where more time could be devoted to his needs. He will eat a good mix of weeds and natural diet and it would also...
by lin
26 Apr 2019, 23:57
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

I think you have wnough pots and plants around the enclosure without thinking about planting through the membrane. If you plant, he will eat - :lol: I laways fine picking and feeding works better in keeping healthy tortoises because they cannot overeat if its not there in abundence. I cant wait to s...
by lin
26 Apr 2019, 22:40
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: No longer available -- Rehoming Horsfield - Hugo - Stockport, Cheshire.
Replies: 0
Views: 61

No longer available -- Rehoming Horsfield - Hugo - Stockport, Cheshire.

HUGO IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. His carer has decided to give him his forever home. This is Hugo, his carer rescued two Horsfields a month ago to remove them from an unsavoury situation and worked on getting them to eat the correct diet and bringing their health up to scratch. As you can see Hugo has a...