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by Bex
25 Oct 2020, 08:30
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: how to determine how big an enclosure should be
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: how to determine how big an enclosure should be

Oh wow Dozer is adorable!! They are very amazing animals and I had absolutely no idea what I doing until I found Lin & Nina, they have been amazing 8-) (Speedy was a gift that fitted in the palm of my hand!) I have a bit of a zoo too... 2 tortoises, 2 dogs, a beardie, fish, guinea pig etc...always s...
by Bex
23 Oct 2020, 16:02
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: how to determine how big an enclosure should be
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: how to determine how big an enclosure should be

Hi, yay another Sulcata owner... I only have one and she’s enough....3!! OMG :D

Check out my overnight heat topic below this one, Lin has put some pics of her enclosure up and I have mine.

Good luck and keep us posted.

Bex
by Bex
19 Oct 2020, 16:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Overnight heat

Hi, have my Tort Cam all set up! It’s so cool, it tells me when she moves on an app on my phone....it’s been going off all afternoon lol :lol: I spent a bit more and got a Ring Outside Wireless Camera approx £90 but it so easy to set up, if anyone gets one it takes approx 9 hours to charge the batte...
by Bex
11 Oct 2020, 23:13
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Overnight heat

Hi Nina, thank you for your advice, greatly appreciated as always! Yes I will def look into a temperature thing. I’m having cameras installed inside so I can watch her on my phone and check on her and the temperature. Like I said it isn’t finished yet but I was excited to show you! I have draught ex...
by Bex
11 Oct 2020, 15:08
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Overnight heat

Just took me an hour to plastic strip the doorway but well worth it, can feel how warm it is in there already! Great stuff that, make sure she nice and toasty :)
by Bex
11 Oct 2020, 09:12
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Overnight heat

I only need it to last a cpl years, when Nan passes we have to move and hopefully if I can get a garden I’ll do it all again!
I went for larger ground space rather than height, I can just sit in there to see to the electrics etc! It’s good being short sometimes :lol:
by Bex
11 Oct 2020, 08:49
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Overnight heat

Hi guys, Thanks Lin, I’ve made it as big as I cud afford! It’s not finished but introduced Speedy to it y/day and she seemed happy! She kept going in and out, sitting under each heat source, munching the graze on etc! I did get a tubular heater but it’s way to big! So ordered a slimmer one, just wai...
by Bex
02 Sep 2020, 11:01
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Overnight heat

Hi guys, Hope all are well, I’ve inherited a bit of money and decided to spend it on Speedy's all weather house! I have a builder starting today and really excited! I have gone for roughly 1.5 metres by 1 metre, it will be fully insulated all round incl floor and I’ll have an electric box outside so...
by Bex
05 May 2020, 11:28
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Hi guys, hope all are keeping well!

I’ve finally finished the daytime outhouse for Speedy, also happy to say she goes in & out a lot so she seems ok with it!! Was so worried she wouldn’t use it :)
by Bex
20 Apr 2020, 21:35
Forum: African Species
Topic: Bonding session!
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Bonding session!

Hi guys,

Just wanted to share this pic, my daughter went in with Speedy to dig out the daises,
and Speedy just would not leave her alone!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bex
08 Apr 2020, 15:51
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Ok so I’ve set up the heat lamp, I’m really pleased I found a dome with a wire grill, also still gonna use the wire shelf for double protection! :) I am only running it on an extension til I can find an electrician to do me an outdoor plug, but obviously will be home for a while due to current circu...
by Bex
05 Apr 2020, 17:27
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Haha haha CANNOT believe how much she has grown in ONE year :lol: :lol:

She can just get in it but gonna have to extend the opening and widen the door soon...seriously I am in shock!!
by Bex
03 Apr 2020, 22:10
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Would this be enough for the inside or do I need a stronger/longer one?
Or just leave her to walk about and just nap inside?
I don’t wanna cause her any health probs by not giving her enough uvb!

Oh I’ve just noticed it’s not D3! Back to searching!
by Bex
03 Apr 2020, 14:15
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: Heat/Light set-up

No worries, no need to apologise Lin! I don’t know if I put for daytime use in my 1st message! It’s just that she was in there a lot during the day last summer so uvb was my main concern! Also I don’t really want to build a big area yet as we are only able to live here while Nan is around, once she’...
by Bex
02 Apr 2020, 22:41
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Hi Lin, as much as I would love to give Speedy a big house I can’t afford a shed, I’m a single mum and live in Carer and money is very tight! I have ordered the same hutch/shed as b4, I hope the link works!! It’s on a previous topic ‘Speedys new enclosure’ https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/siteass...
by Bex
01 Apr 2020, 21:58
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Actually if I have the door facing the sun, lucky I have south facing garden, would this be enough sunlight when she’s in the shed, I always have the door open during the day? Also if I have the plastic strips hanging, Will that stop the natural uv coming thru? x
by Bex
01 Apr 2020, 18:35
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Ok I’ve had to buy another shed, like the last one as my brick layer seems to have disappeared and I’ve been waiting months! Doubt he’ll turn up now either cos we’re in lockdown. But I’m doing it differently as it ended in disaster last time :( Inside is 1 metre square, approx 1.5 m high....it has a...
by Bex
01 Apr 2020, 10:48
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Heat/Light set-up

Hi guys, It’s time to set up Speedy’s outside house and I’m obviously worried cos of what happened last year! I’m gonna put a wire grill across, a couple inches under the heat lamp, to prevent anything touching it etc... but I was wondering if these will be any good! It seems to deal with light and ...
by Bex
25 Mar 2020, 22:37
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant I.d please
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Plant I.d please

Thank you, I did think lords & ladies but wasn’t sure. Will get clearing the area tomorrow.
by Bex
25 Mar 2020, 17:25
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant I.d please
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Plant I.d please

Hi guys

This has come up over winter, I have a large area covered and it wasn’t there last year!!
Any ideas? I have looked at the database but can’t see it.

Thanx Bex x
by Bex
25 Mar 2020, 17:22
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tiny's new outside enclosure
Replies: 25
Views: 9972

Re: Tiny's new outside enclosure

OMG look at Dolly!! There amazing aren’t they :lol: I have just revamped the same one, I was going to remove another half a foot of dirt down and not have the logs, but it was a pond that was cemented in so it will be a big job so I cheated! I’m gonna sit and watch her 2moro and see what she gets up...
by Bex
25 Mar 2020, 15:39
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tiny's new outside enclosure
Replies: 25
Views: 9972

Re: Tiny's new outside enclosure

I decided it’s too much hard work digging out the old pond so just put a small log fence around the edge!
Took a bit to saw the little doorway but got there in the end!!
Tiny took a bit of coaxing but once she was out she seemed quite happy especially when she found the Campanula :)
by Bex
24 Mar 2020, 21:31
Forum: African Species
Topic: Such a Lady!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: Such a Lady!!

We had temp of 16 here today!! So as a treat Speedy had her bath outside...she spent quite a lot of time splashing and occasionally got out to eat :lol:

I can’t believe she’s almost as big as the bath already, only got it last summer...will have to search for bigger one!!
by Bex
21 Mar 2020, 16:04
Forum: African Species
Topic: Such a Lady!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Such a Lady!!

Hi guys,
I couldn’t resist but to share this with you! Speedy is such a Lady...NOT :lol:
At least she’s enjoying her food :D
by Bex
25 Feb 2020, 20:19
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tiny's new outside enclosure
Replies: 25
Views: 9972

Re: Tiny's new outside enclosure

We had glorious sun for almost an hour and no breeze so while I was pottering in the garden I put her out. I had the plastic cover on so it was quite cosy in there! We’re North Kent and it’s sleeting now :o