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by Dot
08 Sep 2019, 22:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernating
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Hibernating

Hi Lin,thank you for your advice. We have had them 6 years and I believe they are 9 years old. One male and one female. I will do as you have suggested and see how it goes. ;)
by Dot
08 Sep 2019, 17:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernating
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Hibernating

Hello there. I am after some advice re hibernating. If I do it,this will be the first year and it seems a bit early to be doing it. The reason I am asking now is my two tortoises have not eaten all week and are just staying in their hide. I don't know whether to disturb them with bathing and would b...
by Dot
24 Jul 2019, 16:31
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outdoor enclosure
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: New outdoor enclosure

Hi Nina,thanks for your quick reply. We live in Wales and as you say it is rather warm at the moment!! We have had them 5 years so they are not babies. There are plenty of hideaways for them but the favourite is digging to go under a rock. I have been tempting them with a variety of food including d...
by Dot
24 Jul 2019, 12:15
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outdoor enclosure
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: New outdoor enclosure

Hi there, I thought I would give you an update on the enclosure. With all this lovely weather I thought they would love it but how wrong could I be! As soon as they go in it they bury themselves without even eating anything!! They haven't eaten now for a week even with bringing them indoors.Help adv...
by Dot
04 Apr 2019, 16:07
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outdoor enclosure
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: New outdoor enclosure

Thank you for your kind comments. The finishing touch Lin is going to be a shelter at one end,it's made and just waiting for the weather to improve :mrgreen:
by Dot
03 Apr 2019, 22:47
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outdoor enclosure
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: New outdoor enclosure

And what they have to look forward to when the sun returns!!
by Dot
03 Apr 2019, 22:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outdoor enclosure
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: New outdoor enclosure

Having had the wall built, this is me putting a top over to protect the tortoises from any birds or other intruders
by Dot
03 Apr 2019, 22:44
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outdoor enclosure
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: New outdoor enclosure

This was the first stage, when we had the area dug out and got all the blocks and cement in ready.
by Dot
30 Mar 2019, 09:30
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outdoor enclosure
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: New outdoor enclosure

Thank you Lin and Nina for your suggestions. I think I will put some meshing over the top for now and ask hubby to make a walk in frame for me. He's not much of a diy enthusiast so I won't hold my breath! :lol: I will post a picture when the weather is nice,needless to say it is much cooler this mor...
by Dot
29 Mar 2019, 16:37
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outdoor enclosure
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

New outdoor enclosure

Hello, I am looking for a bit of advice. I have had a new enclosure built for my two horsefields. It is 5ftx15ft built with a brick wall of 2ft. I am wondering whether I need to put a net? fencing over the top and if so recommendations of what sort. I shall be bringing them in each evening as we occ...
by Dot
11 Dec 2018, 18:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Biting tortoise
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Biting tortoise

Thank you for your advice Nina. I actually have separate outdoor enclosures for them in the summer and last winter they were in together without too much of a problem. I had wondered about trying a divider so will give that a go. We used to have a bearded dragon in a vivarium which sadly died a few ...
by Dot
11 Dec 2018, 16:59
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Biting tortoise
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Biting tortoise

Help!! I have two horsfield ,1 male and 1 female ( even though we were assured 5 years ago they were both female). The male is now constantly and I mean constantly either mounting the female and if she moves away then he just chases her and bites her. She has already lost a claw. I haven't got the s...
by Dot
29 Jun 2018, 20:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Not eating
Replies: 5
Views: 1874

Re: Not eating

Thank you Lin x
by Dot
29 Jun 2018, 12:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Not eating
Replies: 5
Views: 1874

Not eating

I am getting a bit concerned about my two tortoises as they are not eating and only want to sleep in this hot weather.Should I still put them outside even though they will just bury themselves?