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by lin
13 Apr 2021, 19:35
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - FEMALE HERMANN
Replies: 0
Views: 184

REHOMED - FEMALE HERMANN

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. Esme is a 10 year old, female Hermann who will be looking for a new home with a garden similar to the one she is used to. Esme’s keepers are moving to a place that does not have a ...
by lin
10 Apr 2021, 14:04
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Shell damage Hermann's
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Shell damage Hermann's

The general rule of thumb regarding the outside temps is if you can go out in a short sleeve t shirt then it’s ok for tortoises...However, I think the rules are different for you hardy bunch in Scotland :lol: you wear t shirts when there’s snow on the ground :lol: I agree with Nina, it’s a bit chill...
by lin
10 Apr 2021, 12:10
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Shell damage Hermann's
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Shell damage Hermann's

Hi Richard (hope that’s right) It looks like at sometime there has been some damage to the shell and I can see where the shell will eventually flake off. What we need to make sure is that it’s clean and there is no live infection in there. A gentle daily scrub with a soft toothbrush with just water ...
by lin
07 Apr 2021, 15:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Skin problem
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Skin problem

Hi Neville mum.
Would you like to send in a photo showing the places that are worn and how she is doing it. It will help us to maybe find an answer.

Lin
by lin
02 Apr 2021, 12:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?

That’s the best thing about tortoises Bex. They don’t worry about state of the are enclosures. Somewhere comfy, warm and dry just about covered it.
I love yours, it’s just like a miniature cottage garden.
Lin
by lin
30 Mar 2021, 20:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise on his back
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Tortoise on his back

Hi Amber. The bigger the tortoise, I believe the longer it would survive without harm. The reason I say this is when they used to travel the seas they would take the giant tortoises on board their boats and store them on their backs to keep the food source going for fresh meat...yuk. Usually they st...
by lin
30 Mar 2021, 18:05
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Tropical Weed ID
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Tropical Weed ID

Do you think this could be one of the spermacoca, particularly this one. http://www.natureloveyou.sg/Spermacoce% ... /Main.html. Every time I do a search the S. exiles is always somewhere on the page.

Lin
by lin
30 Mar 2021, 12:19
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Urgent need of advice please for outside enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Urgent need of advice please for outside enclosure

From what I can see this looks like a well thought through outdoor enclosure, and being in a rural area you are right to fear the predators with rats being the number one concern. Can I just clarify a few things first. The side against the house. There is not going to be earth touching the house wal...
by lin
28 Mar 2021, 21:01
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?

Oh my, what a little cutie you have Nic. Growing so nice too. That’s a lovely garden you have there, an amazing canvas you can have so much fun with but I would make a secure barrier for the pond though to keep both your tortoise out a any herons that might have an eye on it. As for an enclosure - h...
by lin
27 Mar 2021, 17:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hatchling Health?
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Hatchling Health?

Have you noticed any change in the behaviour of Violet, since lowering the temps? Tortoise life, I assume you have, it’s a good product but as you have found quite expensive. Topsoil is usually available but it gets pretty scarce during gardening season. Have you tried wicks, b&q, even Wilko sel...
by lin
27 Mar 2021, 00:01
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hatchling Health?
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Hatchling Health?

Hiya, I am going to take at Violet but please accept my apologies if you are the Spike part of the duo. First of all congratulation on getting your first tortoise (can I ask where you got it from, maybe a breeder or pet shop or perhaps rehomed? And a very warm welcome to the the tortoise table. I ca...
by lin
25 Mar 2021, 11:47
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Plants
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Plants

Hi Amber. We do not have a printable list for edible plants but what you could do is use the filter we have in the plant database. It works like this... How to Use the Traffic Light Filters Once in the plant database -- for example the Wildflower section -- at the top of the page you will see our ‘t...
by lin
24 Mar 2021, 17:30
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Started on outdoor enclosure.
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Started on outdoor enclosure.

That’s looking and sounding good Claire. I can’t wait to see the end product and the happy tortoise that will live in there.
Keep at it with the Ragwort and you will win. Making sure it never goes to seed will help.

Lin
by lin
24 Mar 2021, 15:15
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMING - Male Horsfield - York, North Yorkshire
Replies: 0
Views: 313

REHOMING - Male Horsfield - York, North Yorkshire

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is both Facebook and The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. Henry is a male Horsfield tortoise who is 6 years old, the owner hadn’t realised the dangers of tortoises sold by most pet shops and soon after purchase, followin...
by lin
22 Mar 2021, 20:34
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Injured wild tortoise
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Injured wild tortoise

Wow, Shelby really is making some good progress Vicky. Such a strong urge to get on with life, they have, don’t you think. The antibiotic powder is a good choice to carry on with, did Andy say for how long to use it? I would guess your vet has said it will be ok for him to go to an outside enclosure...
by lin
13 Mar 2021, 15:39
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Injured wild tortoise
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Injured wild tortoise

Hi Vicky Do you know exactly where Shelby (is that right) passing his wee and poops from? I can’t make out exactly where the cloaca is so it’s difficult for me to see exactly where. A good idea to keep tabs on the eating is to only put in one or two leaves and check then at intervals through the day...
by lin
13 Mar 2021, 12:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Injured wild tortoise
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Injured wild tortoise

Hi Vicky. You must be some kind of saint to have got this little lovely this far through his horrific injuries. Well done. I wonder if it could have been the maggots that have kept this little one going until you rescued him. Maggots are used in hospitals to help heal deep injuries by eating only de...
by lin
12 Mar 2021, 15:52
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise home
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Tortoise home

Hi Vanessa, I would like to welcome you too, and say what a nice setup you have for two lovely tortoises.

Lin
by lin
08 Mar 2021, 21:43
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Question About Feeding Opuntia
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Question About Feeding Opuntia

Hi Michelle
What a beautiful photo that is of Hector eating the flower.

It seems you have a spineless Opuntia, and I doubt you need the spines removing, they will be fine for Hector. But if you feel they should be removed (the small glochids) then just pass them through a flame to singe them.

Lin
by lin
07 Mar 2021, 23:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Shell worry!!

Hi Bex. Sorry to not have answered you. With fingers crossed I will say yet again it will not be to long until I get my new setup sorted for the emails from the tortoise table. Tiny looks fine, she is walking high and looks good all round so assume the tail is another tortoise mystery as they so oft...
by lin
03 Mar 2021, 17:58
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: White and black spots on tortoise hind legs
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: White and black spots on tortoise hind legs

Hi Lucre, Great to hear from you, and it's good to hear that your little tortoises have come through the winter OK. And who knows they might be joined by Jeff if he reappears when the temperatures get warmer in the Springtime! Thanks for the photos. One of them especially is a bit blurry, but we thi...
by lin
02 Mar 2021, 21:59
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - North Oxfordshire. 2 female hermanns
Replies: 0
Views: 277

REHOMED - North Oxfordshire. 2 female hermanns

Two (thought to be) female Hermann’s, Yoda and Patch, are from North Oxfordshire and looking for a new home with experienced people, that can take over their care due to a change of circumstances, and not enough time. They will need to stay together because the smaller one was born with only one eye...
by lin
26 Feb 2021, 17:31
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Shell worry!!

Hi Bex, Thanks so much for posting the photos. Lin and I have been looking at them and Lin has produced a photo with circled areas where we have questions. 1. In the area that is circled in red there are several solid yellow areas. Do these look like they were originally covered in black and the bla...
by lin
21 Feb 2021, 11:34
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Leopard
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Re: Leopard

Again I am agreeing with Nina and would say a good tortoise vet just to be sure and put your mind at rest.
Lin§
by lin
20 Feb 2021, 23:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Lovely day!!
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Lovely day!!

Oh, Bex. That is sending me to my bed to dream sweetest of dreams. Beautiful photos and thanks so much for sharing them with us.
Lin