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by KellyP
28 Sep 2018, 09:16
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Help - dominating tortoise
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Help - dominating tortoise

So I was told when I bought my tortoises that two females enjoying living together. Got two, information I have seen since tells me this isn't correct and now came down to find one of mine on the back of the other (two females) trying to get to her head. What do I do? I have spent out nearly £400 on...
by KellyP
28 Sep 2018, 07:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernate or Overwinter
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Re: Hibernate or Overwinter

Thanks Ladies - was having a chat with a really helpful lady on fb messenger yesterday and think will be chucking out of my mind everything have been told when I bought them and starting again, the first thing being trying to cobble some money together to get a bigger table.
by KellyP
27 Sep 2018, 18:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernate or Overwinter
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Hibernate or Overwinter

Hi All Yet again I am getting myself into a bit of a pickle. There is soooooo much varying information about hibernation vs overwintering. Some places say no need to hibernate at all anymore and others say it is natural so must be done (unless there are specific health reasons etc). My two horsfield...
by KellyP
25 Sep 2018, 19:25
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: Weight

Wow thank you for this- is really helpful. Turns out they are actually 8 months old - not sure where i got 4-5 months from.

Will digest (no pun intended) all that you have said.

Thanks
by KellyP
25 Sep 2018, 17:50
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: Weight

sorry meant to say they are horsefields
by KellyP
25 Sep 2018, 17:50
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Re: Weight

Mant thanks for quick response - will check my scales as they might be playing up or I hve got age of tortoises completely wrong.

Will take a look at all of your advice. What sort of amount of food should they be having and all at once or a few times a day?
by KellyP
25 Sep 2018, 16:45
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 1639

Weight

Hi All A bit of advice - we have some young tortoises (4-5 months old-ish) that we got 2 weeks ago. We weighed them when we first got them and one has put on 10g in two weeks (from 143g - 153g) and the other has stayed the same weight (136g). The heaviest one does appear to eat more than the other a...
by KellyP
21 Sep 2018, 10:56
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Cleaning

Hi All We will be cleaning our new tortoises enclosure out for the first time this week and I want to add soil and replace the woodchips given in the table when we bought them recently. I have a few questions about cleaning: (1) Any particular disinfectant type cleaning fluids recommended that are s...
by KellyP
19 Sep 2018, 20:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

He he - will be an interesting rename if they turn out to be boys. Will wait and see. Breeder thought girls but she also said can never be definite. They have had a more active day today sunce turning iff the heat lamp and giving some rocks to clamber over - kept walking to and fro over them - funny...
by KellyP
19 Sep 2018, 14:02
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

Cassiopeia (Cassie for short - tortoise from the book Momo but I’m sure you know that) and Rosie
by KellyP
19 Sep 2018, 12:20
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

Oic didn’t attach
by KellyP
19 Sep 2018, 12:19
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

And loves the rocks i just put in
by KellyP
19 Sep 2018, 12:18
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

Is this what you mean for UV bulbz

Have turned heat lamp off and one of them now up and about just in the sunlight :D
by KellyP
19 Sep 2018, 12:17
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

Wow! Thank you for such a quick response. Operation tortoise table begins this weekend. 😄🐢 I thought that about the wattage - good to get confirmation. Can UV Bulbs be bought that protect the eyes are are they all dangerous to eyes and need covering? Have thought about moving the table to so will co...
by KellyP
19 Sep 2018, 12:04
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

Wow! Thank you for such a quick response. Operation tortoise table begins this weekend. 😄🐢 I thought that about the wattage - good to get confirmation. Can UV Bulbs be bought that protect the eyes are are they all dangerous to eyes and need covering? Have thought about moving the table to so will co...
by KellyP
19 Sep 2018, 11:39
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

Thanks for your comments. I attach photos - the enclosure is a lityle bare at moment as only had them a week and trying to work out how to design it still. I can’t move the lights as they are fixed in the position unless I buy another free standing one. I also need to order the thermometer suggests ...
by KellyP
18 Sep 2018, 22:54
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

Thanks Lin - that is helpful. Been using woodchips as it what breeder recommended as they were eating the soil when she was using it. Am planning to have different areas within the table with different substrates - is that recommended or not really fussed either way. They are about 4 months old - on...
by KellyP
18 Sep 2018, 21:49
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

A few more
by KellyP
18 Sep 2018, 21:47
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Re: Enclosure Location

Hi Lin

I have one of those hand held gun stlye thermometer that has a little laser pointer - is that what you mean?

Will measure tomorrow when light is on and sun out (ypu watch - it will be rainy tomorrow now.

Picture of my new babies attached. Will do a proper table photo tomorrow too.
by KellyP
18 Sep 2018, 13:44
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Enclosure Location
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

Enclosure Location

We are new to tortoise owning and have two young tortoises. I know that as babies they sleep a lot and also they slow down at this time of year too. However, I am wondering whether the enclosure is too hot as they seem to be sleeping alot. The location of the enclosure is in a sunny bay window and s...