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by lin
30 Jun 2022, 15:05
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Change of behaviour 18 month old Hermanns
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Change of behaviour 18 month old Hermanns

Hi Peter and welcome. Before I give some thoughts can I ask what type of thermometer you use to take the temps with. We usually advise these types (photo below) because they are more accurate than the little round ones stuck on the back wall and the temps can be taken at the height of the tortoise I...
by lin
26 Jun 2022, 20:55
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOME - Rocky & Roxy. B-in-Furnace, Cumbria
Replies: 0
Views: 206

REHOME - Rocky & Roxy. B-in-Furnace, Cumbria

We have two Hermanni tortoises, Rocky is thought to be male but not 100% sure and is 8 years old, and Roxy is a female of 7 years, they are in Cumbria. The owner would like these two to be housed together with only females or rehomed seperately. Although they are housed inside they do both love to r...
by lin
11 Jun 2022, 13:42
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED. Max, Hermann (f). W/Yorkshire
Replies: 0
Views: 600

REHOMED. Max, Hermann (f). W/Yorkshire

. We have a female Hermanni, Max, who will be 15 years old on 27 August 22 from West Yorkshire. She eats and always has done, a weed and safe plant diet with nutrient and calcium supplements, the reptile specialist vet who checks her over every year says that even though she is small there never has...
by lin
09 Jun 2022, 12:00
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Smashed Egg
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Re: Smashed Egg

I have been trying to fathom how or why they would be in the open, and without seeing the area to go through an elimination process it’s a non starter. Were they all over the place or in a small area. I thought bird but don’t know if a bird would take an egg back to an eating post unless it was a bi...
by lin
08 Jun 2022, 19:58
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Smashed Egg
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Re: Smashed Egg

MiriPiri Do you or a neighbour have a compost heap nearby - odd’er question than usual. :lol: I can say these eggs are 100% snake eggs, Grass or Adder and the reason is if you look at the smaller parts of the shell they are curling where they are drying out. When snakes, lizards and even 🐊 eggs hatc...
by lin
08 Jun 2022, 11:20
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehome - Gerry, Male Spur Thigh, Luton, Bedfordshire
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Rehome - Gerry, Male Spur Thigh, Luton, Bedfordshire

. Gerry is a handsome, 57 year old, male, Spur Thigh who is looking for a new home due to his owner's mobility problem and pending operation. He eats a perfect diet of tortoise safe weeds and flowers and spends most of his awake time wandering around his safe and secure garden (sort of ‘Lord of the ...
by lin
07 Jun 2022, 02:47
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Smashed Egg
Replies: 10
Views: 1536

Re: Smashed Egg

Sorry for being so late answering this MiriPiri. Can I add to Nina’s odd questions and ask if you live in a place where grass snakes are. These look to be a little elongated a bit like a snakes egg but it’s probably a tortoises and just the way it opened. Is this the first time she has laid eggs? I ...
by lin
05 Jun 2022, 15:03
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: turtles and garden crops
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Re: turtles and garden crops

I have just answered this on your other post here.
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Lin
by lin
05 Jun 2022, 15:01
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: turtles and garden crops
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: turtles and garden crops

Hi xdomum and welcome. How lucky are you to have wild turtles in your garden. I can’t say for sure if turtles or tortoises will ruin your crop but they will have a good go at them, is there a way that you could raise the area you would use to plant things, only a little, maybe 18 - 24 inches to stop...
by lin
01 Jun 2022, 19:59
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehome - 2 Hermanni JJ & Pickles. Rochdale
Replies: 0
Views: 424

Rehome - 2 Hermanni JJ & Pickles. Rochdale

.We have just had these two beautifully grown Hermanni tortoises from Shawforth, Rochdale sent in for rehoming. Both female, Pickles (the bigger of the two and believed to be T.h.b. is around 10 years) and JJ (the smallest, around 8 years and believed to be T.h.h.). As always, having to make the dec...
by lin
30 May 2022, 21:14
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED. - Terry - Male Horsfield. -
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Rehoming Terry - Male Horsfield

Hi Terrysmum We’re so sorry you are having to make this difficult decision and it’s fantastic you are offering Terry's enclosure, because he will settle into his own surroundings much faster. Would you mind sending me the details below to our email address - contact@thetortoisetable.org.uk and the p...
by lin
25 May 2022, 11:46
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED. Yogi, Hermann. Newcastle upon Tyne
Replies: 0
Views: 447

REHOMED. Yogi, Hermann. Newcastle upon Tyne

Yogi is only a 2 year old Hermann's tortoise from Newcastle upon Tyne. We don’t know the gender but s/he is looking for a lovely home. The owners of Yogi are bereft at having to make this decision, but due to downsizing to a smaller home Yogi will have nowhere to spend outside during the summer and ...
by lin
24 May 2022, 14:40
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More help with ID please!
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: More help with ID please!

Hi TP. The yellow flowered one could be Mouse Ear Hawkweed (especially if it is hairy) or one of the many hawkweeds as some are seen here. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=639&c=6#.YozeoC_TWfB It is a feed though so sticking with the ‘in moderation’ rule it wi...
by lin
23 May 2022, 19:06
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehome required
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Rehome required

I answered your other message JC5000
Lin
by lin
23 May 2022, 19:05
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehome required
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Rehome required

I would need some information to be able to put this on our Facebook page JC500- As you probably know that no money can change hands then we can help with placing an article on our Facebook page and our website. If you would like to send in a nice photo of both tortoises so we can see the whole body...
by lin
20 May 2022, 20:58
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED. - Bertie. Male Horsfield. South Yorkshire
Replies: 0
Views: 437

REHOMED. - Bertie. Male Horsfield. South Yorkshire

Dear Bertie is a 7 years old male Horsfield based in South Yorkshire. Due to a change in working hours Bertie is spending far too much time inside than his owners would like. They are now desperate to find Bertie a new, loving home where he can be happy, safe, secure, warm and have an outdoor enclos...
by lin
18 May 2022, 20:17
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - 1male & 2 female Horsfields. Driffield, E. Yorkshire.
Replies: 0
Views: 445

REHOMED - 1male & 2 female Horsfields. Driffield, E. Yorkshire.

Hi you lovely people. Sadly one of our own long time keepers is having to say goodbye to their Horsfield tortoises.  There are 11 in all consisting of 2 males and 9 females between the ages of 15 and 80 years old.  The males must not be rehomed together and the females can be split up into individua...
by lin
15 May 2022, 11:34
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Can anyone help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: Can anyone help?

Hi Tania That’s good you have turned the heat down a little. Let’s hope it makes a difference. If you can send in a photo of the whole table then I can look and see if there is any minor adjustments could be made to make it comfortable for her to eat. Being so small he seems to be eating enough but ...
by lin
14 May 2022, 23:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Can anyone help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: Can anyone help?

Hi from me too Tania. Reggie is such a cutie. Can I ask for a photo of the thermostat you use to measure the temperature of the hot and cool end of the enclosure. I have a feeling it could be a little hot for him and would it be possible to see a view of the whole enclosure. It’s much easier to spot...
by lin
07 May 2022, 12:58
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New tortoise - first time owner
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: New tortoise - first time owner

Hi Barry and thanks for contacting us regarding Turbos care, and what a lovely gift for your daughter. Just to start off here is a caresheet that we recommend for Hermann tortoises. https://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/files/Hermanns%20care%20sheet%20January%202014New.pdf If it were me ...
by lin
06 May 2022, 21:18
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehome - male Marginated. - Horsham, W. Sussex.
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Rehome - male Marginated. - Horsham, W. Sussex.

Sid, a handsome male Marginated tortoise around 7 years old, was rescued about a year ago after being kept in a vivarium on sawdust, a bad diet, no stimulation, and the kids had lost interest. Not a very nice start in life, was it? However since being with new carers all that changed to a better die...
by lin
05 May 2022, 15:05
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming- 6 yr old Marginated Tortoise- West Sussex
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Rehoming- 6 yr old Marginated Tortoise- West Sussex

Hi Jordan its so sad when we hear that people are having to give up their tortoises, you have to remember its not only the owners that find it hard but we also loose a perfectly good tortoise keeper, one that cares enough to have loved that animal for as long as they could, but we do fully understan...
by lin
05 May 2022, 13:03
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED- Female Hermanni - Nottingham
Replies: 0
Views: 414

REHOMED- Female Hermanni - Nottingham

Rehoming is never an easy decision for any owner to make, but this one, for the owner, was made purely for Matilda's health and well-being. Matilda is a much loved family female Hermanni around 6 years of age. The owner feels she is not doing enough of the right things to make her tortoise happy. Al...
by lin
03 May 2022, 15:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoises and hens
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Tortoises and hens

Hiya TP. Can I ask if your hens have been kept under cover while this free range ban, because of the birds flu, has been on. It was finally lifted on 1 May. If they were then I would say it would be safe after a good hose down in the area you would like to extend to, for the tortoises. The hens and ...
by lin
02 May 2022, 21:45
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Female Hermann. - Devon
Replies: 0
Views: 483

REHOMED - Female Hermann. - Devon

Terri is a lovely female Hermanni of 5 years old and is looking for someone to take over her care because her owners are moving to a smaller accommodation and cannot take Terri with them. She needs to go to someone who will allow her to eat a natural tortoise diet: weeds, flowers and her supplements...