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by N0rman
26 Jun 2020, 16:08
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water bowl
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Water bowl

Hi everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve been on here. I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. I wanted to share a water bowl idea I had the other day in case it’s helpful to anyone else. It used to bother me all the time when I just used a standard bowl that as soon as my tortoise would enter it...
by N0rman
13 Oct 2019, 20:19
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Re: Indoor enclosure

Thank you so much for your reply Nina 👍 I do worry about having the right set up and ensuring he has everything he needs to be happy. It’s so nice being able to share with experienced owners and having the reassurance that you are on the right track. .....And I’ll be sure to post more pictures of No...
by N0rman
13 Oct 2019, 14:08
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 3
Views: 1953

Indoor enclosure

Hi all, I wanted to share Norman’s new indoor enclosure as I want to ensure all his needs are being met. I welcome any advice if there are improvements to be made. He is a male Horsfield, approx 5years old. The table is 3ft square with a few points of interest. A large water bowl and feeding dish. I...
by N0rman
04 Jun 2019, 07:37
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Horsfield beak
Replies: 10
Views: 4253

Re: Horsfield beak

Thanks for the tip Nina, will certainly give it a try if he’s a bit fussy with it!

Laura
by N0rman
03 Jun 2019, 21:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Horsfield beak
Replies: 10
Views: 4253

Re: Horsfield beak

She wants to give him a good few weeks with the Nutrabol and then see how he goes. She wasnt overly concerned but did say if if in a few weeks they need to take a bit off they will but she wants to leave it for the time being.

Laura
by N0rman
03 Jun 2019, 21:02
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Horsfield beak
Replies: 10
Views: 4253

Re: Horsfield beak

Good evening, Quick update following our visit to the vets this afternoon. She has recommend Nutrobal to give him an extra boost of vitamins/minerals and said I should see an improvement within a few weeks. On the whole though she said he was in really good condition which I was pleased about. Im so...
by N0rman
30 May 2019, 12:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Horsfield beak
Replies: 10
Views: 4253

Re: Horsefield beak

Hi,

Thank you so much for the prompt replies, it sounds like a trip to the vets in in order. I’m getting so worried it’s going to affect how he eats etc.

The substrate I use is the ready mixed Tortoise terrain from pets at home.

Thanks again.
Laura
by N0rman
30 May 2019, 11:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Horsfield beak
Replies: 10
Views: 4253

Horsfield beak

]Hi everyone, I’m seeking some advice as I’m getting increasingly worried about my horsfields beak. Hopefully you can see from the attached pictures that his lower jaw is protruding out and is also beginning to dig into his upper beak. I’m so worried! He is fed a good diet of home grown weeds and a ...
by N0rman
07 Nov 2017, 12:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Nail Care
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Nail Care

Thanks for the reassurance Lin. I was just a bit worried as they are longer than normal. Good to know they are ok. Thanks again!
by N0rman
07 Nov 2017, 11:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Nail Care
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Nail Care

Hi Lin,
Thank you for your reply. A photo is easier said than done isn’t it?! Lol! Hopefully the attached is ok. The one nearest to him is the longer of the bunch.
Thank Laura
by N0rman
07 Nov 2017, 09:16
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Nail Care
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Nail Care

Hello, I’m new to the forum so apologies if this question has been answered on another thread. I’ve recently noticed my tortoises nails are getting a little long. He has rocks and clay pots in his enclosure which he normally scratches to keeps his nails trim, but they seems to be getting a little lo...