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by laurat
16 Apr 2019, 11:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Power Cut!
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Power Cut!

So, theres a power cut and they predict 5hrs. I'm guessing Vera will be ok for this length of time? I've popped a hot water bottle in his bedroom. I am keeping a check on his temps and they seem to have stabilised at 22 degrees. I am guessing it's best to wait until the power is back on for his dinn...
by laurat
16 Apr 2019, 11:41
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Vera has a mansion!!!

Hi Nina!

This is 'Tortoise Towers', and yes I think he does have a better home than me lol!!!

He is absolutely loving it. Think he spends the majority of his day in his bath, oops sorry, ensuite ha!
by laurat
11 Apr 2019, 18:12
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Vera has a mansion!!!

Everything 'was' in its place. He's trashed the stones lol!
by laurat
11 Apr 2019, 17:07
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Vera has a mansion!!!

Yeah we will be switching him to playsand and to soil.

There's a bearded dragon in the viv and the empty space to the left of it is where our house rabbits cage lives. We've also got a puppy ... full on menagerie I tell you.

Glad you like the set up.
by laurat
11 Apr 2019, 16:51
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Vera has a mansion!!!

They're on their way to you Lin
by laurat
11 Apr 2019, 16:33
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Vera has a mansion!!!

Hmm, photos done seem to be working! Is there an email I can send them too? I'm on my phone so maybe that's why?
by laurat
11 Apr 2019, 16:32
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Vera has a mansion!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Vera has a mansion!!!

Well, the wait is over, Vera's tortoise table has been extended and as my friends say 'hes got a mansion, not an extension!'

Let me know what you think!!
by laurat
11 Apr 2019, 16:29
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise

Oh I've not tried with running water over his back.

His new enclosure is all complete ... I've popped the photos over on the enclosures section.
by laurat
05 Apr 2019, 20:00
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise

Awwwwwwwwww. I'm overjoyed too. He's quite the character. Cannot wait to see what he makes of a 6ft table. He's even going to have a bath in there (well a glorified one made out of a cat litter tray lol) as opposed to his plant pot dish. I will definitely send photos. He celebrated today by having b...
by laurat
03 Apr 2019, 20:38
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise

Good news to report ... Vivacious Vera is staying, yeahhhhh!!!!

So, now that's set in stone, we can get on with our new project that's been in the pipeline for him, which is extending his tortoise table to 6ft. Watch this space for photos ...
by laurat
02 Apr 2019, 18:42
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise

Hiya! Off the top of my head no, but I can find out as I have his paperwork.
by laurat
02 Apr 2019, 18:42
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise

Hiya! Off the top of my head no, but I can find out as I have his paperwork.
by laurat
17 Feb 2019, 12:14
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise

Hi Lin

That's great, thank you!!

Yes I know about the money situation. I wouldn't be looking for money. As long as (if it came to it) Vera went to a good loving home, that's all that would matter to me.

I'll keep you updated.
by laurat
17 Feb 2019, 09:29
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Rehoming Info for Hermann Tortoise

Hi girls, hope you're well. It is with huge sadness I write this post but we may be needing to have Vera (Hermann) rehomed. Due to family circumstances and a life changing occurrence, we think it would probably be best if he was rehomed (yes Vera is a he lol ... we thought he was a she and when we f...
by laurat
21 Oct 2018, 19:01
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

Absolutely! I
I did drop the bulb down to increase the temps a little as advised by the vet.
Just wondering if this was the reason.
by laurat
21 Oct 2018, 18:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

Just got home and seen your email, thank you girls. Well, as typical as this is going to sound, there's been no noise since I sent you the video.
by laurat
19 Oct 2018, 16:13
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

That's sent
by laurat
19 Oct 2018, 12:16
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

It won't allow me to email as the video is over 20mb. I you get an email from WeTransfer it'll be from me. Watch this space ...

As for Vera, no he isn't opening his mouth.
by laurat
19 Oct 2018, 05:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

Woop I did it, he squeaked twice - on video however it won't allow me to upload. I left the video mounted and running. He's a character mind. Is there an email I can send it to? Please don't shoot me down for using bark. We couldn't carry on with the soil. He squeaks twice on video, the second being...
by laurat
19 Oct 2018, 05:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

In true animal form he doesn't want to squeak on video. He likes to do it off cam. I've held his back to my ear and I cannot hear a thing.
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 21:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

I'm wondering if it's his beak. He has cuttlefish but could s beak slightly overgrown cause this?
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 21:16
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

The pup is on the road to recovery thank goodness and the rabbit is better too. Helter skelter journey!

I will try and get a video tomorrow morning for you when I wake him. I would have thought if it was anything respiratory it would be all of the time, and even occurring when sleeping. Yes, no?
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 20:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

Lin, at the moment our lives is the motto 'it never rains, it pours!'. Our puppy has just had to have major spinal surgery, our house rabbit has been ill with gastro and now this ... WE ARE DOOMED!!! When I wake him in the morning I'll try and have a listen with my ear to his back, and definitely no...
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 20:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

Well ... there's been an odd squeak through the day, but when I've put the light out for bed its started again. He's been active all day, he's eaten, he's pee'd and poo'd, no runny nose and no runny eyes. I've called the vets and I'm to monitor him as it could be a respiratory infection. What do you...
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 12:43
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Noise

That sounds about right!! :lol: