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by lin
24 Mar 2020, 00:18
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Loving family home available - Cheshire
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Loving family home available - Cheshire

Hi Selinabobs, and welcome. Have you had a scroll through the tortoises that are available for rehoming in this part of the forum. There are three young tortoises looking for a home, only one will be available because they are all males and there is Percy or Pandora. We still dont know if this is tw...
by lin
21 Mar 2020, 16:25
Forum: African Species
Topic: Such a Lady!!
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Such a Lady!!

Oh she is the perfect lady. Nothing better than a sulcata munching her way through lunch.
Thanks Bex.

Lin
by lin
14 Mar 2020, 21:16
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Pandora the Horsefield from Derbyshire requires rehoming
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Pandora the Horsefield from Derbyshire requires rehoming

Hi AntW. This is a very generous offer for you to rehome Pandora but I have to ask is there anything we could do in helping you rethink your decision. You are doing so well with her it would be a shame for you to part with her until you are 100% sure. Of course we will do all we can to help and list...
by lin
14 Mar 2020, 21:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Heat Lamp
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Heat Lamp

Along with what Nina has suggested you might like to have a look at our article where you might find some ideas too.
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/tor ... m1Gby-nyfA
Lin
by lin
10 Mar 2020, 16:10
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More Help Needed Please
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: More Help Needed Please

No worries.
Have you tried the search by flower colours. I often use that and find it easier.

Lin
by lin
10 Mar 2020, 11:21
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More Help Needed Please
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: More Help Needed Please

Hiya.
This is called Lesser Celandine and sadly because it’s plentiful it is not edible :) .
Here’s our entry - https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... md3ny-nyfA
Lin
by lin
25 Feb 2020, 22:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Biting
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Biting

Hi starsks
Tortoises bite the hands that feed them because they associate food with the hand. In future I suggest that you have food only on a slate and allow the tortoises to find it themselves. They will do once they get hungry.
Lin
by lin
24 Feb 2020, 23:38
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: tortoise not eating, closed eyes
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: tortoise not eating, closed eyes

And like you are doing Amber, keep up the bathing. Hydration is also important.
Lin
by lin
24 Feb 2020, 18:58
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID Needed Please
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: ID Needed Please

I am sure Trevor will love it. :D
Lin
by lin
24 Feb 2020, 12:00
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID Needed Please
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: ID Needed Please

Yes, the beautiful dogs violet and perfectly safe. Lucky tortoise.
Lin
by lin
24 Feb 2020, 00:08
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Kammy the Spur Thighed, in need of a new home
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: REHOMED - Kammy the Spur Thighed, in need of a new home

Kammy already has a new home.
Lin
by lin
20 Feb 2020, 20:36
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Bee Bomb ID.
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Bee Bomb ID.

Hiya.
I agree with Nina in saying the purple flower is one of the anemone species and a no feed. If you zoom in you can see it is a different leaf.
Lin
by lin
09 Feb 2020, 15:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Design for new indoor emclosure
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Design for new indoor emclosure

I personally would go with a Perspex front and if it’s not suitable and causes any stress then you could always a paper or sticker transfer to the front...like those used to back reptile vivs or fish tanks . One think I would double check though, is the depth of the sides to make sure the ramp does ...
by lin
04 Feb 2020, 00:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner rescue horsfield
Replies: 17
Views: 1005

Re: New owner rescue horsfield

Hi Kimberley. It’s not often we encounter someone like yourself who does so much homework and over such a long tome. Well done to you. Your little menagerie sounds wonderful and your pets, including the little pony must be so happy to be with you. Regarding your little Horsfield (even down to spelli...
by lin
22 Jan 2020, 00:01
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: Odd behaviour

First of all can I say thanks for contacting us and welcome. Lol. Love it, Starsky and Hutch. Those are real 70’s names and they’re great. It must be starsky who wants the hutch, they can’t be alone. As you have made the area smaller to try and keep them nearer the light that was a good move, and be...
by lin
20 Jan 2020, 00:03
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Dandelions
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: Dandelions

Hi Maria. It’s odd how we spend most of our life keeping a garden free of weeds and then all,of a sudden take umbrage when they won’t grow - :lol: Anyway, my idea - Yes, I have an idea....something is eating them...maybe rabbits, hares, mice, squirrels, snails, slugs or even the odd Sulcata. If it’s...
by lin
19 Jan 2020, 19:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner - confused about UVB light
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: New owner - confused about UVB light

Hi flora. You will get there in the end. Here is our article on indoor tables and a very good photo on how to hang lights and uvb. The strip (if that what you have) is best going across the table as it covers a better range where a tortoise might spend more time than if it were located to the side. ...
by lin
16 Jan 2020, 20:36
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Urates
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Urates

Hiya. Did the stone come before the pink rates? If it did it could have caused a scratch or two on its way out. I would definitely bathe a couple of times a day for a while to get her hydrated and keep an eye on the urates to see if they return to a pasty consistency. Nice warm water for about 15 to...
by lin
14 Jan 2020, 11:41
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises

Hi Victoria,
WE have three Hermanns babies to rehome on our Forum and Facebook sites. Are you interested in them?
Here is a link to the post about them: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1896

Lin
lin@thetortoisetable.org.uk
by lin
14 Jan 2020, 00:23
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Please could someone ID this for me
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Please could someone ID this for me

It’s one that I know but for the life of me I cannot think what it is at the moment. Could you take a closer and clear photo of that flower.
I think it’s one of the moderate or sparingly feed but I need to be 100% sure.
Maybe Nina will know.

Lin
by lin
12 Jan 2020, 23:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Flies
Replies: 10
Views: 4615

Re: Flies

I find the sundews trap the little flies better than anything.
Lin
by lin
12 Jan 2020, 22:00
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 16
Views: 2577

Re: Things are finally flowering!

There’s a lot like that Bex. Little of no shelter and grow like anything. Plantain and Campanula are two off the top of my head. Just a little clear glad or Perspex roof on a 4 bricks and secured down with something will see them through the harshest of winters and if they don’t keep going it will n...
by lin
10 Jan 2020, 22:51
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED --Torta from North Devon needs a new home
Replies: 10
Views: 1641

Re: Torta from North Devon needs a new home

Hi David. I don’t know if you read the whole thread but it does say in the 4th post down that a friend has expressed an interest in rehoming and that Stuart would keep us posted. I can only assume that things are going well as there has been no other notification from Stuart. Hope that is helpful al...
by lin
06 Jan 2020, 20:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner - confused about UVB light
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: New owner - confused about UVB light

Hi Flora. The best light in my opinion for your little one is the T5. Here’s a link. Expensive to start out but the uvb will last a year or norw and any future purchases will only be for the tube. This link is for the whole kit. https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/arcadia-prot5-kit-desert-12/ And the i...
by lin
03 Jan 2020, 14:29
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Unusual behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Unusual behaviour

Hiya.
I can only surmise that she is displaying for dominance towards the squash/gourd. Most of them do this and go on to imitate mating just to mark their position in the hierarchy.
No need to worry.
Lin