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by Hannahmilky
16 Oct 2019, 06:29
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Phew, I have done everything you described before I read this! The bulb is that wattage because they didnt have the lower ones in stock at the time. It’s a combined bulb and box says 20cm max, so it’s at that height currently. We have a pretty cold house so I’m not worried about too hot at all, quit...
by Hannahmilky
15 Oct 2019, 20:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Just finished lining it :o that was a bigger job than I anticipated :lol:
by Hannahmilky
15 Oct 2019, 20:02
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

The table arrived today :D the bulb is a 160w, how how high should I position the light bracket to begin with?
by Hannahmilky
12 Oct 2019, 19:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

So inside the covered ‘bedroom’ area do I need to put anything in there other than soil? I’m guessing that whole thing provides the ‘hide’ so doesn’t need additional stuff inside?
by Hannahmilky
12 Oct 2019, 16:36
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Got a load of pansies and viola in small pots so I can place them about. Good point about the rocks!
by Hannahmilky
12 Oct 2019, 08:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Having now realised just how big my 4ft enclosure is, I’m really excited to decorate it! I’m currently drawing out a paper plan of the set up. Off to the garden centre later to buy decorative rocks and the substrate, I want to get some plants too, if you have any suggestions let me know! I like the ...
by Hannahmilky
11 Oct 2019, 06:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Brilliant, I have a slate piece for feeding off and I’m planning on getting a cuttlefish for keeping beak trim (also have the calcium powder for main calcium source)
by Hannahmilky
10 Oct 2019, 21:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Your enclosure looks great! Can’t wait to jazz ours up a bit. Random question, we have a stone garden ornament of a tortoise, you know those really realistic ones? Would it confuse the real tortoise if I used it as decoration in his house? Also, do you need to routinely clip their nails like you do ...
by Hannahmilky
09 Oct 2019, 14:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Actually, saying that, ours will have a mesh lid so I could hang the thermometer on string etc directly next to light at shell height
by Hannahmilky
09 Oct 2019, 14:28
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Thank you again for your good reply! I bought a small digital one that I was going to mount on the wall :shock: I even looked at the probe ones as well and didn’t choose it :x What age are they no longer a juvenile? That is such a good idea about growing plants IN the enclosure! I just planted out a...
by Hannahmilky
09 Oct 2019, 11:02
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

I’ve bought pond liner to line the table to protect the wood, is that a good idea? I know too well with rabbits how wood enclosures get wrecked from wetness!
Also on that subject, what sort of humidity percentage should I be looking at? Thermometer records humidity as well so I can easily keep track
by Hannahmilky
08 Oct 2019, 12:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

Re: First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Thank you for your very informative reply! I have bought a 4ft x 2ft wooden open table and I plan on using sterilised topsoil :)
I like the sound of the record book, I do like keeping records, and keep one for my dogs weight too 😆
by Hannahmilky
08 Oct 2019, 10:38
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: First time hermanns tortoise owner!
Replies: 62
Views: 12826

First time hermanns tortoise owner!

Hello, first post here! Lots of questions alert :lol: We are collecting our first ever tortoise next week. He will be around 1 year old, I’ve researched lots on what they eat but only just occurred to me that it never specifies what amount? Is there a rule of thumb based on size of tortoise or somet...