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by Elaine
15 Sep 2017, 18:37
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Horsfield Tortoise REHOMED
Replies: 13
Views: 4827

Re: Horsfield Tortoise REHOMED

So pleased that Squirtle has now found a forever home.
Elaine
by Elaine
09 Sep 2017, 15:52
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Horsfield Tortoise REHOMED
Replies: 13
Views: 4827

Re: Horsefield Tortoise Needs FOREVER home

I have done this. I contacted the lady who was also interested at the time but she ended up buying one. I will link via FB and Twitter too. Squirtle is so cute i'm sure you'll have replies flooding in.

Elaine
by Elaine
08 Sep 2017, 19:49
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: ZSL London Zoo new arrivals
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

ZSL London Zoo new arrivals

What an amazing opportunity to view these.

https://www.facebook.com/zsllondonzoo/v ... 635926494/

Elaine
by Elaine
06 Sep 2017, 19:03
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Digestion and temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Re: Digestion and temperature

Hi Teddy< Now we might be getting somewhere. The basking bulb should be between 12-14 inches from the top of his shell and the bottom of the bulb. So you really do need to raise this up as soon as you can. The half in half out basking MAY be because he is so desperate to act natural and gain the hea...
by Elaine
01 Sep 2017, 22:14
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Digestion and temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Re: Digestion and temperature

Hi Teddy, Firstly well done for ruling out the obvious by taking him to the vets. It will be good to know what the temperatures are. Please remember to measure from the bottom of the light to the top of where the tortoises shell would be height wise. With a MVL you MUST stay within the manufacturers...
by Elaine
21 Aug 2017, 14:48
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED this 1 year old Hermann tortoise
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Re: REHOMED this 1 year old Hermann tortoise

Morel went with a lovely couple to his forever home this weekend.

Such fantastic news,
Elaine
by Elaine
19 Aug 2017, 20:45
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Horsfield Tortoise REHOMED
Replies: 13
Views: 4827

Re: Looking for a new home for my Horsefield Tortoise

Hi Panavith,

I am awaiting conformation that the beautiful Squirtle has now been placed in a forever home.

If this has fallen through we will contact you.

Thanks for asking,
Elaine
by Elaine
03 Aug 2017, 12:29
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Microchipping for tortoise petition
Replies: 3
Views: 1690

Microchipping for tortoise petition

Please read, sign and share this petition. 60 mm is far to small to put any animal through such a procedure.
Elaine

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/ta ... &cid=fb_na
by Elaine
03 Aug 2017, 12:24
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Horsfield Tortoise REHOMED
Replies: 13
Views: 4827

Re: Looking for a new home for my Horsefield Tortoise

Can you update your link once you have found the forever home please? That way i can update our Face Book and Twitter details.

Many thanks Elaine
by Elaine
02 Aug 2017, 14:53
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Horsfield Tortoise REHOMED
Replies: 13
Views: 4827

Re: Looking for a new home for my Horsefield Tortoise

So sorry to read about having to give Squirtle up. It is a very hard decision when it is for their good and not ours. Such a beautiful tortoise i'm sure you will have many offers. Can you add an e-mail address for people to get in contact with you? I will link this to our Face Book page too in order...
by Elaine
19 Jul 2017, 06:50
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: LOOKING FOR HIS FOREVER HOME – a 1 year old Testudo hermanni tortoise – EAST SUSSEX - REHOMED
Replies: 9
Views: 4100

Re: LOOKING FOR HIS FOREVER HOME – a 1 year old Testudo hermanni tortoise – EAST SUSSEX

Hi Claire,
Could you send this to the email in the original post please?

Thank you so much for responding.
Elaine
by Elaine
18 Jul 2017, 21:24
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Nom nom nom
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Re: Nom nom nom

Fantastic picture of self service !

Elaine 🐢
by Elaine
16 Jul 2017, 20:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Oh Jayne this must have cheered you up no end. It takes such a long time for things to show up in a tortoise and even longer for them to get better so even such a small glimmer of hope is massive! You could try rubbing the juice of cucumber or red pepper on his weeds or flowers to help trigger his a...
by Elaine
14 Jul 2017, 11:20
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Kleinmanni Bedtime
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Kleinmanni Bedtime

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by Elaine
13 Jul 2017, 15:42
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Winter Enclosure
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Re: Winter Enclosure

Hi Yasmin, With that amount of growing tortoises I think your spot on thinking ahead about the cooler months. Even in our fantastic UK summers we can get days that are to wet and cold for a tortoise I think a shed would be a fantastic investment for their future. Think long term and get as big as it...
by Elaine
13 Jul 2017, 15:30
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Jayne, I had read your positive news about Barry yesterday but had a migraine so couldn't reply. What a fantastic outcome. Just go to show how a simple thing can then become so complicated. I take it the eye drops we suggested that showed a little improvement we're just soothing the eyelid which ...
by Elaine
11 Jul 2017, 08:26
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Thanks for the update. You really are doing everything possible for Barry.

We'll all be thinking of you both.

Sorry if I've missed this, what's the vet's name?

Elaine 🐢
by Elaine
10 Jul 2017, 07:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Jayne,
Glad the drops are perhaps elevating a little discomfort.

You could always get a smaller % of the T5 strip. That would save you having to buy a new starter unit. And when he gets bigger the strip you have can be used in the larger setup.

Good luck with the vet visit
Elaine
by Elaine
09 Jul 2017, 14:27
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Jayne not sure if you've managed to measure the distance from the bottom of your basking bulb to the level of the top of your tortoise yet?

Further research pictures attached.

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by Elaine
08 Jul 2017, 23:36
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Sorry we should have mentioned that it is not for animal use. It's some sort of law as it hasn't been legally ok for animal use.

Yes the large indoor rabbit cages are fine.

Use your basking bulb as they omit light rays which a ceramic doesn't.

And it's totally fine to ask!

Elaine
by Elaine
08 Jul 2017, 20:26
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Jayne, Do you have anything in the house that could be turned into an open top table? An old wardrobe, bookshelf, underbed storage drawer? Then all your equipment would be fine, would just need brackets. Sunshine is fantastic! Nothing can beat it. Humid hides are very basically sphagnum moss and ...
by Elaine
08 Jul 2017, 12:08
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Jayne, Pictures can distort size and distance so if you could measure from the bottom of the UV strip to the surface of the substrate then that would be useful. I think we MAY have found the problem. The UV strip that you are using is High Output T5 which gives out double the amount of UV that th...
by Elaine
08 Jul 2017, 09:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Sorry the two posts prior to mine have only just shown up.

You could also try a humid hide at the warm end of your table too as the eye really does look dehydrated.


Elaine
by Elaine
08 Jul 2017, 09:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 51
Views: 13459

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Good morning Jayne, Is your heat bulb on a dimming stat to maintain correct level of heat? Often within an enclosed area ( even with the glass doors off) there is very little air disturbance which can allow for heat to build up, especially with the ambient temperature rising. What UV strip do you ha...
by Elaine
06 Jul 2017, 19:45
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED this 1 year old Hermann tortoise
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Re: Rehoming a 1 year old Hermann tortoise

Hi Natalie, So sorry to read about your circumstances at the moment. I most also commend you and your family for making such a hard decision for Morel. There are many online groups that will allow you to sell with the correct paperwork and micro-chipping depending on size. If you are looking for a f...