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by Summerangel
22 Aug 2017, 13:21
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: New family member, George the Hermann
Replies: 11
Views: 4404

Re: New family member, George the Hermann

They always seem to do better out there. They instinctively know.
Haha I agree with the patio! Lol
by Summerangel
17 Aug 2017, 17:21
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Meeting the family
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: Meeting the family

Haha side order. Yes, I'll plant up a tray as a side order, it will be there if they want it.. lin wrote: > LOL - They make up their own rules as they go. > I have an Ibera adult and she has always nibbled grass but only after eating the > weeds and flowers. > As Nina suggests I think it would be a ...
by Summerangel
16 Aug 2017, 21:32
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Meeting the family
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: Meeting the family

When I put my hatchlings on the grass to take the photo. Which I've never done before with any hatchlings. I noticed they wanted to tuck right into the grass. I was shocked! Although I know my older Iberas like to graze on the lawn, which is why I left them some in their enclosure. I was wondering i...
by Summerangel
15 Aug 2017, 23:20
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Meeting the family
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: Meeting the family

Back in their enclosure
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by Summerangel
15 Aug 2017, 23:17
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Meeting the family
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Meeting the family

Thought I'd take the opportunity to take a picture of the hatchlings with the older tortoises in the sunshine ☀️
This picture was just for the purpose of a family photo, then I put them back in their enclosure.

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by Summerangel
15 Aug 2017, 08:21
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ibera hatchlings
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: Ibera hatchlings

[quote=lin post_id=793 time=1502744191 user_id=53] Oh my. Wonderful detailed photos and as you say an unusual event isn't always a good outcome but, its not always bad either so lets keep our fingers crossed and hope nature is on their side. I am sure you are more than up to the job of seeing them t...
by Summerangel
14 Aug 2017, 20:44
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ibera hatchlings
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: Ibera hatchlings

These next two pictures are of the same egg candled on the same day.
The embryo on the right is bigger than the left one, so things are not looking good for the little one/s

Right embryo
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Left embryo
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by Summerangel
14 Aug 2017, 20:38
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ibera hatchlings
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: Ibera hatchlings

lin wrote: > OMG - What beautys. I am gobsmacked at them and just cant believe how > adorable they are. > Thanks so much for sharing, its really made my day. > Lin [quote=Nina post_id=789 time=1502721385 user_id=52] They are absolutely gorgeous! You've obviously provided your tortoises with such a g...
by Summerangel
14 Aug 2017, 16:39
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Thanks Ladies, to be sure I'll pull them out the hatchlings enclosure and throw away. I've got plenty growing in the buckets near the enclosure! My eldest son is engaged to a lovely girl and she has a 3 year old girl from a previous relationship, her daughter calls me Nanna.. But then they announced...
by Summerangel
14 Aug 2017, 11:55
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ibera hatchlings
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: Ibera hatchlings

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Bath time this morning.
by Summerangel
14 Aug 2017, 11:54
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ibera hatchlings
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Ibera hatchlings

Hope it wok to put these pictures up of my hatchlings. They hatched last week.
My female always lays fairly large eggs, so they hatchlings are a good weight when they hatch. 15 grams.
by Summerangel
14 Aug 2017, 11:37
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

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I've noticed they look they have a bit of a red stem.

I've got loads of the blooming things! Lol
by Summerangel
14 Aug 2017, 11:28
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Hi Lin I've taken some clearer pictures this morning. [attachment=2]IMG_5882.JPG[/attachment] [attachment=1]IMG_5883.JPG[/attachment] [attachment=0]IMG_5884.JPG[/attachment] If these are red valerian, are they ok left in the hatchlings enclosure ? The second and third pictures are of them growing in...
by Summerangel
13 Aug 2017, 22:02
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Thank you Nina for the step by step pictures, they are just what I need to get me started. Yours looks quite big. I may start with a small one :D I'm not as confident as you... ;)
by Summerangel
13 Aug 2017, 21:57
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

The pictures don't look clear, but if you click on them they look better.
I have a red valerian plant that was near by so I'm wondering if it's young ones of that. Do they seed? Or do you divide the plant?
I could take better pictures tomorrow for you. :D
by Summerangel
13 Aug 2017, 21:38
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

This is inside my hatchlings enclosures. I know I have sow thistle, ice plant and some grasses growing. BUT what's all those little oval leaved plants growing! I'm scratching my head to know what's in there! Hence I don't want to put the hatchlings on their until I know. So thought I'd ask to see if...
by Summerangel
13 Aug 2017, 21:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

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This a view with the girls nearest to me and the boys near the veg patch.
by Summerangel
13 Aug 2017, 21:23
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

The girls side Girls stone end [attachment=2]IMG_5870.PNG[/attachment] Grass end [attachment=1]IMG_5871.PNG[/attachment] Panoramic picture... rubbish one at that. Gives you an idea though [attachment=0]IMG_5872.PNG[/attachment] Thoughts on the stone end of enclosure. Do you think it's going to be to...
by Summerangel
13 Aug 2017, 20:49
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Hi everyone, Well here's the enclosures. I have a boys and girls enclosure. The boys is slightly smaller. I put in new log roll and laid some stones where the plants are. Boys enclosure stones with plants and the grass and border Wish I had put a hump in the soil to give them something to climb over...
by Summerangel
12 Aug 2017, 22:07
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Thanks Lin and Nina. Hope you had lots of fun with your grandchildren... Wow, it look amazing... I think I'll buy some houseleeks and see about how to make the frame. I googled the frames and they are so expensive to buy! Haha cheeky birds.. I bet you could make a box topiary tortoise.. you've got m...
by Summerangel
10 Aug 2017, 19:51
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

That's it. It's lovely. Have you still got the topiary?
by Summerangel
07 Aug 2017, 21:51
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Sulcata Enclosure
Replies: 5
Views: 3300

Re: Sulcata Enclosure

Lin, fab setup and stunning tortoises
by Summerangel
07 Aug 2017, 07:00
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Microchipping for tortoise petition
Replies: 3
Views: 2440

Re: Microchipping for tortoise petition

I've signed it too. :D I thought it was over 50mm but even so, 60mm is much too small to chip. I've got eggs cooking at the moment and I'll be growing mine on and chipping them when I think it's safe to do so. So I won't be able to incubate every year due to space, but their health and welfare is mu...
by Summerangel
07 Aug 2017, 06:50
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Hi Nina, thanks for your detailed reply, much appreciated. Enclosure isn't massive, so I'll have to cut them back or dig them up and swap and change over time. I'll take some pictures when I'm finished. Haven't started yet though! Lol I remember years ago when you guys made a tortoise topiary. Think...
by Summerangel
05 Aug 2017, 12:13
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6465

Hi and enclosure plant advice

Hello my name is Julia. I've been keeping tortoises for quite and few years now. I remember when the tortoise table website was first introduced and looking how far you ladies have come, it's amazing! Well done :D I've used your references no end of times. I keep Ibera's and for a few years now my l...