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by lin
09 Jan 2019, 15:07
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed identification
Replies: 1
Views: 88

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: 231

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: 231

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

Yep, and right back to you too.

Lin



Heather wrote:
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by lin
05 Jan 2019, 11:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

Your welcome, anytine Heather.

Lin
by lin
05 Jan 2019, 00:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Female - male mating behaviour!!
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Female - male mating behaviour!!

Hiya Heather. Hope you had a nice Christmas and the year ahead is going to be good for you. Regarding Achillea and her behaviour. I had exactly the same when one of mine came out of hibernation, he was not eating, very lethargic and was being force fed!!! That was until one day she see my pink slipp...
by lin
24 Dec 2018, 17:28
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Amelanchier spp.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Amelanchier spp.

Ha ha ha. I was going to suggest the same when you got back.

Lin
by lin
23 Dec 2018, 21:03
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Male Horsfield
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Male Horsfield

Hi Teddy28. From reading between the lines I would agree and say its a male being a male. The warm substrate probably just felt like heaven for him. As long as there is no wheezing, bubbles from his nares or he starts seeking out and sleeping in a cold area I think he is fine. Keep watch and make su...
by lin
22 Dec 2018, 22:15
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Amelanchier spp.
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Amelanchier spp.

Hi Oxalis. So sorry for being late in answering this. I gave noting comeing into my inbox from the forum so its a bit hit and miss here. Nina is away for Christmas visiting family so is not around to help with the research that we both do. However, I I have found that some of the species of Amelanch...
by lin
11 Dec 2018, 20:23
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Biting tortoise
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Biting tortoise

Hi Dot. I know that feeling with the male/female scenario. Poor little ladies arnt they. I can only agree with Nina's suggestion in having a slightly bigger area and deviding it to house the two seperate. Is there a photo of the table you have them in and is there space enough to make the living are...
by lin
21 Nov 2018, 11:21
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Plastron
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Plastron

Hi Bob. He has to come away from the shop boughts. If you find a nice dandelion leaf, just one, and wet it then cut it up small and mix it with a little of what you are giving him what would have already been wet. They will stick to each other and he will get some dandelion. Keep doing this daily fo...
by lin
21 Nov 2018, 11:08
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Plastron
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Plastron

Hiya. Adding to what Nina has said if you are refering to the plate that is just above the tail on the plastron has a bit of movement, then it is ok to have a little 'give' there, its quite normal. Providing he is eating a varied weed diet and not shop bought wet greens, running around normally, bat...
by lin
20 Nov 2018, 15:47
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Substrate for my Marginated?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Substrate for my Marginated?

I agree Pete. You cannot beat what nature intended.
If people say their tortoise became ill on sand then its because they did not use the childrens playsand.

Lin
by lin
17 Nov 2018, 11:53
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New Baby Tortoise
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: New Baby Tortoise

That is great news Ripley, and I agree Barry is going to be in perfect hands with you.
Pics when the adaptations have been made please. Would love to see the final result.

Lin
by lin
14 Nov 2018, 19:22
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New Baby Tortoise
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: New Baby Tortoise

You shouldnt do Ripley. The house should be warm enough but a thermomiter will keep you up to speed with the min/nax temps overnight if you get a thermomiter with a probe and it stays above 12-14°C. [attachment=1]digi-sense-9020523-traceable-remote-probe-digital-thermometer-with-calibration-stick-st...
by lin
14 Nov 2018, 17:43
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New Baby Tortoise
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: New Baby Tortoise

LOL - Nina and I was answering ata the same time, as often happens. I just found this quote - What does not fit for purpose mean? something that is fit for purpose is good enough to do the job it was designed to do. European law dictates that goods must be fit for purpose when sold. The viv is not f...
by lin
14 Nov 2018, 17:31
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New Baby Tortoise
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: New Baby Tortoise

Oh no. If the shop advised you purchase it then return it as not fit for the purpose it was sold and demand your money back. In case you need something to back you up then there is this for vivs like yours. http://www.tortoisetrustforum.org/ttphotos/Tortoise%20Vivarium%20Tests%20Part%20Two.pdf You c...
by lin
14 Nov 2018, 14:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New Baby Tortoise
Replies: 11
Views: 1302

Re: New Baby Tortoise

Hi Ripley19 . How lucky for you and your tortoise to have found each other. There are a lot of people that get a tortoise and are not as eager to want to look further into their needs and get them right so it is so nice to see you are going about it the right way for him. Bless, he looks so teeny. Y...
by lin
13 Nov 2018, 21:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: My dream come true!
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: My dream come true!

Arnt they just - :) :)

Lin
by lin
12 Nov 2018, 20:50
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Weight loss
Replies: 27
Views: 1218

Re: Weight loss

Thats great news and I agree with Nina it has made my day too.
Thanks for letting us know and well done Shelly.

Lin
by lin
12 Nov 2018, 13:20
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Not eating
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Not eating

:?: :?: :?:
Could you explain your answer please?
Lin
by lin
07 Nov 2018, 21:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Hint of red in urine

Wow, no thank you Heather. My rabbit pee'd red once and I left it a week before taking her to the vet as she seemed fine toll one day her eyes told me different. She died ten mins after getting to the vet. That horrid desease is so quick. I however put it down to me not taking her sooner because of ...
by lin
07 Nov 2018, 20:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hint of red in urine
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Hint of red in urine

Ahhh. Thats what it is then Heather. She has eaten your shoes or she is a vampire tortoise !!! :lol: :lol: No seriously though I know that dandies will turn uring pink and other plants will do the same so I agree perhaps the putple in the pansy is the cause. Just keep a watch to make sure it returns...
by lin
21 Oct 2018, 22:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: My dream come true!
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: My dream come true!

I can see a bond forming during your time off.
Such an acheivment Dee, and one that deserves a pat on the back.

Lin
by lin
21 Oct 2018, 20:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: My dream come true!
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: My dream come true!

Oh wow, Dee. This little one looks so strong, must be a girl - lol. Well done and I agree with Nina. Don't dispose of the other eggs, I know some that have hatched around two months apart. I can also remember one story of where someone threw the egg only to find a hatchling in the bin later in the d...
by lin
21 Oct 2018, 18:12
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 1036

Re: Noise

That is good news Laura. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

Lin