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by lin
12 Aug 2020, 16:51
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Dried Hibiscus leaves?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Dried Hibiscus leaves?

Thats a great idea for the little ones to get them outside. A wet cloth also helps in this weather by pinning it sight over a corner so that it does not drape allowing them something to climb.
Keep topping up the water too as it also gets hot.

Thanks for sharing.

Lin
by lin
12 Aug 2020, 16:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Balmy Tortoise!
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Balmy Tortoise!

:lol: :lol: :lol: Your right, she is balmy.
Lin
by lin
12 Aug 2020, 13:40
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Dried Hibiscus leaves?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Dried Hibiscus leaves?

What you are doing should work fine Lucre. I would even say if there is no wind just under direct sunlight without the top cover will work too. It can also be done with most of the feed flowers and weeds but make sure they are super dry and crispy, and with the fatter flowers like the dandelions it ...
by lin
11 Aug 2020, 21:39
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner. Any advice appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: New owner. Any advice appreciated

Hi Christine Welcome to the forum and congratulations on becoming a new tortoise mum and you son in enjoying his new pet. I am pleased that during your research you found there is a lot that needs adjusting and all are easy enough to do and all can be done at one time. Most important I think is the ...
by lin
11 Aug 2020, 19:26
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner. Any advice appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: New owner. Any advice appreciated

Hi Christine. While we are compiling and answer for you can I send you this caresheet for Horsfields (only one e in horsfield :lol: ) so you have something to read through while I answer. I am so pleased you have researched and came to the conclusion that the previous owners got it wrong and thank y...
by lin
06 Aug 2020, 23:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Poorly tortoise
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Poorly tortoise

Oh wow. What a good vet you have Jenson. Did he let you know that while on antibiotics the heat should be on the warm side day and night to ensure they work. I would think it will be fine in this heatwave we are having but should the temps drop while he is being treated just double check the temps. ...
by lin
06 Aug 2020, 22:03
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New baby Hermann - Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: New baby Hermann - Advice

Hi Shan You can get the kit which includes both the unit and strip. If you do get it from Swells and get the 39w you can use the voucher shown along the top. That includes the reflector too so nothing else would be needed. https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/arcadia-prot5-kit-desert-12/ The good thing ...
by lin
06 Aug 2020, 11:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New baby Hermann - Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: New baby Hermann - Advice

Hi Shan. Ahh, that will be why he is being a terror and not eating then. He is new and having a look around at the sights and smells and will start up soon enough. As he is from a breeder he will be used to wild diet so there will be no need for and shop bought salad stuff but one thing he must have...
by lin
05 Aug 2020, 21:08
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New baby Hermann - Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: New baby Hermann - Advice

Hi Shan. He looks ever so tiny and cute . How long have you had him and can I ask what his diet consists of. Was he from a breeder or petshop? If you don't already ave one here is a caresheet for Hermann tortoises for you to look at that might give you some tips. https://www.tortoise-protection-grou...
by lin
01 Aug 2020, 11:46
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Pyramiding in young tortoises
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Pyramiding in young tortoises

Hi Lucre. Rigel and Bamboo are very healthy looking tortoises and very handsome. Can I add to what Nina has said regarding the diet. If it were me I would go cold turkey and because they are new it could work out better than you imagine. Withold all food for a couple of days and then just offer a ni...
by lin
29 Jul 2020, 14:43
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Lethargic Tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Lethargic Tortoise

Hi Oliver. What a beauty Joey is, and we are so pleased he is now up and running again. Regarding the wildflowers...Yes, there are plenty of dandelion flowers and sow thistle, Bristly ox tomgue and namy other wild flowers (some call them weeds) in flower right now. You do have to make sure that wher...
by lin
28 Jul 2020, 20:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piece/pieces broken off beak
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Piece/pieces broken off beak

Thats good Tina, and I bet he will look pretty as a picture when its done.
Take care.

Lin
by lin
25 Jul 2020, 18:57
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Is this ok for my Russian tort
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: Is this ok for my Russian tort

Hiya. The leaves that are green with a white pattern are Milk Thistle and fine in moderation. At that young the spikes will be very soft but as they grow larger they will become spikier. Some say to snip the spikes off but in my opinion, unless you have a hatchling tortoises in the wild have nobody ...
by lin
21 Jul 2020, 19:21
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed identification please
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Weed identification please

Your welcome Claire, anytime.

Lin
by lin
21 Jul 2020, 11:20
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed identification please
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Weed identification please

Hi Claire, and thank you for taking over Tallulah so that your neice can still keep watch on her progress. Thats a nice outcome for you all. Your photo is of the Silene and sadly its a no feed. You can see our entry here is you fancy a read. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewpla...
by lin
17 Jul 2020, 20:29
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: We are now sponsoring tortoises in two UK zoos
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

Re: We are now sponsoring tortoises in two UK zoos

We have now also received the certificate for the Chester Zoo adoption.

Lin and the Team.

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by lin
05 Jul 2020, 21:08
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Some plants - I am so not a horticulturist!!
Replies: 6
Views: 771

Re: Some plants - I am so not a horticulturist!!

I have just wrote this out and lost it…Arghhh! So, plant 1 is Groundsel and a no feed = https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=144&c=6 Plant 2 is Iceplant/sedum. and good feed = https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=196&c=3 Plant 3 is Ench...
by lin
03 Jul 2020, 14:19
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: New parent to 3yr old Horsfield
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: New parent to 3yr old Horsfield

Hi Tara.
Can I just say welcome and Jemima is such a pretty thing
We don’t mind if your name is imprinted On us :lol: Do we Nina?

Lin
by lin
30 Jun 2020, 14:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Flipping over - anything to worry about?
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Flipping over - anything to worry about?

They do take breaks during trying to right themselves Isabelle and they will also empty their bladder and bowels after a time. IMO these offers two things, it makes the tortoise lighter and it also gived some moisture allowing for traction. I dont know how deep your substrate is but do you think it ...
by lin
29 Jun 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Flipping over - anything to worry about?
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Flipping over - anything to worry about?

Hi Isabelle.
I know you have posted photos of your enclosure but could you post another one here so I can see if there is anything you could do to help.

Lin
by lin
25 Jun 2020, 22:31
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Worried about amount of food leopard is eating
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Worried about amount of food leopard is eating

Hi again Polly. I just thought of an idea to get your leopard to eat. It was a trick I used many years ago. This tortoise came to me in a bad way and not eating - Basically she had given up so to get her to eat, like you are doing I used to place a piece of plantain leaf in a naughty food, usually R...
by lin
25 Jun 2020, 21:06
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piece/pieces broken off beak
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Piece/pieces broken off beak

Ah, if that is it I really dont think you have anything to worry about. Theres no swelling at all, is there? I think its just where the beak needs a slight trim and brush up and he will be good as new. After that when he feeds he needs the stems and stalks of food as well as the leaves and flowers t...
by lin
25 Jun 2020, 19:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piece/pieces broken off beak
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Piece/pieces broken off beak

Hi Tina. Nina and I have been looking at this part of the beak and canot really see where you are meaning. Is it the part I have circled in red and the crack where the arrow is? Also can you send in another photo of the head, a birds eye view so that we can see the jawline from above and one shot fr...
by lin
25 Jun 2020, 19:30
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Worried about amount of food leopard is eating
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Worried about amount of food leopard is eating

Hi Polly. Along with the good advice that Nina has offered can I just say that once the temps are good, things should start to settle. With 31°C that is still a little high and wonder if a fan blowing around the area (not over the tortoise) would help lower the ambient temps. With you turning the he...