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by lin
17 Mar 2019, 22:42
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Introducing BungalowBel and Theresa
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Introducing BungalowBel and Theresa

Oh your a star too and I must say Theresa is adorable. Just a thought though, what are you going to call her if she is a he - lol. I will say at three though s/he is to young to say for sure what the sex is. It matters not though - lol. Lin BungalowBel wrote: > You get a picture of me too :) But The...
by lin
17 Mar 2019, 18:07
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Introducing BungalowBel and Theresa
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Introducing BungalowBel and Theresa

:lol: :lol: I'm not laughing either :lol: :lol:

We will patiently await to see this Theresa and if she comes up to the desired expectations of other Theresas that we may know. Poor thing. :lol:

Lin
by lin
17 Mar 2019, 16:42
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Introducing BungalowBel and Theresa
Replies: 9
Views: 114

Re: Introducing BungalowBel and Theresa

Hiya and a warm welcome from me and the team. We would love to see a photo of 'Theresa (I'm not saying anything about her name - lol) if you can. We do have a 'how to' on the uploading of photos here for you to follow -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/siteassets/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3 but ...
by lin
09 Mar 2019, 20:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Weight loss in hibernation
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Weight loss in hibernation

Our own instinct will kick in and let us know what to do and I feel thats exactly what yours has done.
Well done and we would love to see a photo of Jack when you get some time.

Lin
by lin
08 Mar 2019, 12:22
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Betsy the Hermanns Tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: REHOMING - Betsy the Hermanns Tortoise

Here's the link to the FB post for you to keep an eye on.
https://www.facebook.com/TheTortoiseTable/

Lin
by lin
07 Mar 2019, 21:01
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Betsy the Hermanns Tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: REHOMING - Betsy the Hermanns Tortoise

I will add this to the FB page where you will get a much wider audience. Hope thats ok and I will give you the link so that you can keep tabs on those that are interested, ask any questions you need, ask for photos of enclosures etc. and choose who you feel will offer the best home for Betsy. Such a...
by lin
07 Mar 2019, 00:03
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: What's this and is it edible
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: What's this and is it edible

You should know that IF there is an abundence of 'free' tortoise food it will NOT be edible - lol. Thats the law of averages. :lol: A photo would be great but if you have seen and remember the flower and are happy with the ID then no worries. Keep looking and you will, one day, find the pot of gold ...
by lin
06 Mar 2019, 23:47
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: What's this and is it edible
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: What's this and is it edible

Hi David? I would say this is one of the Poppys and although we do have poppy on the database it seems the photos are not there. I will get the ball rolling to try and sort it out but either way it is one of the papaver species and it is not edible. I would also like it if you would send in a photo ...
by lin
06 Mar 2019, 16:04
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Speedy's Outside enclosure
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Speedy's Outside enclosure

Hi Bex. Nice to hear from you after such a long time and glad to know Speedy is good and good luck with the move. Now, regarding the setups for sulcatas. Nina is right and the caresheet she sent is a good, accurate one, I know that because I wrote it :lol: along with a friend who also keeps sulcata ...
by lin
02 Mar 2019, 21:23
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Help identifying!
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Help identifying!

I agree with Nina's id's Beckibee.

Lin
by lin
28 Feb 2019, 22:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise BMI
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Tortoise BMI

Hi Gemma, and a warm welcome to you and Chaz. The way re usually weigh out if the tortoise is growing at a nice slow even rate is to weigh on a regular basis and providing the tortoise is gaining about 3gm a month then he should be fine. If he keeps that up you can give a teeny bit less and see how ...
by lin
19 Feb 2019, 20:18
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Callibrachoa
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Callibrachoa

Maybe Keith would like to see our entry for this beautiful plant. Calibrachoa -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=819&c=5

Lin
by lin
17 Feb 2019, 18:24
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Sedum
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Sedum

I would imagine they will all be fine. There is one Sedum you should watch out for and that is the Sedum Acre. It has very teeny triangular leaves and the only other way I can say to check is with our photos as there is a good example there of the leaf size and structure. Heres the link - https://ww...
by lin
17 Feb 2019, 17:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Growth rate
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Growth rate

Hiya. His hunger could be a case of him having worms or it could be that he isnt having enough feed but most animals (tortoises included) will eat for England and because we are humans we will give them more. That is not always in their best interest but if he is weighed today and then at the same t...
by lin
17 Feb 2019, 12:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Growth rate
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Growth rate

Hi SilverWings, a very warm welcome and thanks for being such a hero. What a lucky little tortoise to have landed in your hands. To handle the weight loss and gain the only way to do it is to weigh and measure her once a week initially and then maybe fortnightly later down the line. By doing this an...
by lin
17 Feb 2019, 11:52
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise

Hi Laurat. Our usual way is to put it on FB as a rehoming and have it on here as well and then in a few days time we would forward you (or you can keep an eye open yourself) all the potential applicants and you do the sifting out and choose who you think is perfect to take on Vera. Its so sad when w...
by lin
10 Feb 2019, 19:42
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Komodo tortoise pellets
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Komodo tortoise pellets

Hiya.
If I were to be honest its not something I would use especilly if I cannot read the ingredients list. Would you be able to send us in a photo of the ingredients so we can research what is in them before offering advise ?

Lin
by lin
10 Feb 2019, 16:27
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: looking for a herman's tortoise
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: looking for a herman's tortoise

I am sorry Renee, we only rehome the tortoises that come into us and their owner has asked us to advertise it for them.

Lin
by lin
04 Feb 2019, 20:14
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Indoor pond breeding mosquitos(?)

Hi Heather. I have just had a look for some suggestions and copied these what might help -- Install aeration pumps or a water feature such as a fountain in your pond. ... Run the water feature or the pump for a few hours each day. ... Stock ornamental ponds with native fish or minnows or with anothe...
by lin
23 Jan 2019, 21:34
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: First time hibernating marginated
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: First time hibernating marginated

Aww, Steph. What nice words from you, thank you so much.

I knew Nina would sort you out on that one, hope he sleeps well in his 2nd try - lol

Lin
by lin
23 Jan 2019, 20:14
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: First time hibernating marginated
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: First time hibernating marginated

Hi Steph.
If I were to be honest I would get him up and overwinter him.
I know Nina has done hers different and they have been fine and hopefully she will be on in a mo to let you know her thoughts.

Lin
by lin
21 Jan 2019, 22:49
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant identification please
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Plant identification please

Hi Teddy. Your first photo with the frilly leaves looks like its Hemlock and a big no feed. Here is our entry for you to read the tips section and compare the photos. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=152&c=6 The other one, I assume both are the same plant, look li...
by lin
09 Jan 2019, 15:07
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed identification
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Weed identification

Hiya.
Both are ok. the top pic is Bittercress is a moderate feed -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... ant=48&c=6
The prickly one is Sow Thistle and a favorite -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=209&c=6

Lin
by lin
05 Jan 2019, 22:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
And a very happy 2019 to you Teddy28.

Lin
by lin
05 Jan 2019, 11:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

Yep, and right back to you too.

Lin



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