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by Bex
05 May 2020, 11:28
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

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: 883

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: 1213

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: 1213

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: 1213

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: 1213

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: 1213

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: 1213

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: 1213

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: 1213

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: 316

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: 316

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: 6449

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: 6449

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: 780

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: 780

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: 6449

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
by Bex
25 Feb 2020, 16:05
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tiny's new outside enclosure
Replies: 25
Views: 6449

Re: Tiny's new outside enclosure

Ok so I just left the plastic off for a week hoping seeds would settle then covered it over winter... opened it up 2day and WOW!

Tiny was a very happy girl :)
by Bex
05 Feb 2020, 07:18
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Best UVB bulb
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Best UVB bulb

Thanks Nina, it was the fluorescent strip and all sorted now!

Cannot wait til spring and they can go outside again, the both of them are driving me mad indoors :lol:
by Bex
29 Jan 2020, 12:19
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Best UVB bulb
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Best UVB bulb

Oh dear -- don't know what i've done, but I replied to your post, posted my reply, and I seem to have deleted your post! So I've cut and pasted your post underneath the one i just wrote, below. Not sure how that all happened, but many apologies: Hi Bex, Ooh, nasty. Was it a heat/light/UVB combined m...
by Bex
12 Jan 2020, 19:02
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 16
Views: 3359

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Brilliant thanks Nina, will chose leaves with as little on as possible...both my torts eat it now and it’s a great hardy all year plant for them!
by Bex
06 Jan 2020, 12:03
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 16
Views: 3359

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Happy new year to you too hun! Yep roll on spring :D can’t wait! Although I have just found a lovely sow thistle patch growing along a back alley, so that will help for a week at least :lol: Can I ask on the Mallow, I’ve noticed orange bits on the leaves...there hard, not sure if there bugs? Any ide...
by Bex
06 Jan 2020, 11:55
Forum: African Species
Topic: Speedy's new bath!
Replies: 6
Views: 4364

Re: Speedy's new bath!

Update on bath....here’s the new one! 8-)

Thank you for your comment albass :)
by Bex
29 Dec 2019, 12:24
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 16
Views: 3359

Re: Things are finally flowering!

I’ve been putting a few leaves in and they have been eaten so all good!

My weed raised bed is growing nicely, I have all sorts in there! Just wish the foxes didn’t enjoy digging it all up :x

Will return when spring comes if I have any new things grow!

Thanx Lin, u r a star!

Bex x
by Bex
29 Dec 2019, 12:20
Forum: African Species
Topic: Erm...think I need a bigger sink!!
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Erm...think I need a bigger sink!!

Hi guys,

Well I’m not gonna be able to give her a crafty bath like this for much longer! :lol: