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by Teddy28
15 Jul 2018, 11:23
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: She'll concern
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

She'll concern

Hi, bit of advice please.[attachment=0]20180715_110215_resized-2.jpg[/attachment] My tort has been in his outdoor enclosure for a good few weeks now due to the weather and has taken to sleeping under a roof slate propped at an angle again the side of the enclosure. Today I 've noticed this on top of...
by Teddy28
05 Jun 2018, 23:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Outside or Inside?
Replies: 8
Views: 2533

Re: Outside or Inside?

Great, I 'll give it a go tomorrow, thanks
by Teddy28
05 Jun 2018, 21:27
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Outside or Inside?
Replies: 8
Views: 2533

Re: Outside or Inside?

Hi and thanks for both your replies. He had a roof slate he seems to like going underneath, he also has a horizontal terracotta plant pot he goes in and a large plastic bell cloche which I 've cut him a couple of doors in so he can go through it. I don't think I d leave him outside and go off to wor...
by Teddy28
05 Jun 2018, 18:28
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Outside or Inside?
Replies: 8
Views: 2533

Outside or Inside?

Hi I just want a bit of advice during this lovely weather. Tortilla has an outdoor enclosure as well as an indoor one. The outdoor enclosure doesn't get the sun until about 12noon through until 8pm ish. If i'm around during the day i'll put him outside around noon after he s had a few hours under hi...
by Teddy28
11 Apr 2018, 22:58
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperatures again
Replies: 9
Views: 2084

Re: Temperatures again

Torttila already seems to be taking more interest in the Pre Alpen so i think in time we may be on to a winner. Thanks again for the tip Nina
by Teddy28
11 Apr 2018, 07:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperatures again
Replies: 9
Views: 2084

Re: Temperatures again

Thanks Nina and Laurat, ha ha I think Vera is a great name for a boy! Torttila is definitely a boy and he s very proud of being a boy too cos he keeps showing he s a boy, funny little characters aren't they. Thanks Nina for taking the time to list all those ingredients I will definitely continue to ...
by Teddy28
10 Apr 2018, 07:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperatures again
Replies: 9
Views: 2084

Re: Temperatures again

Thanks again Nina that's a useful article and now Tortilla is a cucumber convert I can try mixing some cucumber with the Pre Alpen too. Just out of interest which Pre Alpen do you find most successful, I think the one I have (got it from Shelled Warriors website) is Pre Alpen testudo herbs. He doesn...
by Teddy28
09 Apr 2018, 19:53
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperatures again
Replies: 9
Views: 2084

Re: Temperatures again

Hi Nina Thanks for the info, tortoise is now affectionately named Torttila - as a take on 'Attila' due to him being a little wrecking machine! I take your point about the 'wet foods' and probably the reintroduction of weeds in his diet. As it happens I have some of the dried food you mention, got it...
by Teddy28
08 Apr 2018, 09:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperatures again
Replies: 9
Views: 2084

Temperatures again

Hi again, My little horsefield male 8yrs old has been with me now for over a year , whilst weeds have been in short supply through the long winter he s been feeding mainly on lambs lettuce and some suitable salad leaves . He s now getting some helpings of plantain, navelwort and a few dandelion leav...
by Teddy28
05 Sep 2017, 18:39
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Digestion and temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 4016

Re: Digestion and temperature

Hi again, Sorry for the delay, Elaine asked for some temps and measurements re his light. So it's an Arcadia D3 100w basking lamp. I 've measured the distance from top of his shell to the bulb and this is approx 18cm or 7 inch. Took a while to measure temperatures because I have a probe gauge but he...
by Teddy28
03 Sep 2017, 16:25
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Digestion and temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 4016

Re: Digestion and temperature

A first, he s just eaten a bit of cucumber and seemed to enjoy it after months of turning his nose up at it!!
by Teddy28
02 Sep 2017, 08:23
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Digestion and temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 4016

Re: Digestion and temperature

Hi all and thanks for your replies. I was a bit concerned about him possibly ingesting substrate (was pro rep tortoise substrate for his first 3 months but changed to 50/50 sterilized top soil and play sand in july) so we put in a platform after seeing Nina s tort table design and he feeds up there ...
by Teddy28
01 Sep 2017, 16:30
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Digestion and temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 4016

Digestion and temperature

Hi there just after some advice. My tort appears to have been straining over last few weeks which I initially thought was flashing as his 'boy bit' kept showing . Erring on side of caution he went to vets (one on your list of specialist vets) who did xrays and no stones and lungs clear, so recommend...
by Teddy28
09 Aug 2017, 19:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small George/worms
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: Small George/worms

So sorry to read this sad story, really feel for you
xx
by Teddy28
31 Jul 2017, 16:01
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outddor enclosure photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

Re: New outddor enclosure photos

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Couple more pics of vetch, not sure how helpful they ll be as no flowers yet having only sown them about 4 weeks ago
by Teddy28
31 Jul 2017, 11:07
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outddor enclosure photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

Re: New outddor enclosure photos

Thanks Lin and Nina for your comments Don't know why my photos went like that! On the last one, although it's not terribly easy to see.... you can just make out the mesh lid which is hinged on the left side of the table and than we have clasps on the right hand side and have padlocks to lock it clos...
by Teddy28
30 Jul 2017, 18:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outddor enclosure photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

Re: New outddor enclosure photos

Sorry the photos look a tad distorted!![attachment=0]20170729_144431_resized.jpg[/attachment]
by Teddy28
30 Jul 2017, 18:45
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outddor enclosure photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

Re: New outddor enclosure photos

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by Teddy28
30 Jul 2017, 18:42
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outddor enclosure photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

New outddor enclosure photos

[attachment=2]20170729_144952_resized.jpg[/attachment]Hi, just wanted to share a few photos of tort's outdoor enclosure and him enjoying a bit of real sunshine. Shame the weather has turned so he s not able to spend long outdoors but at least he can go out when the sunshine allows. I 've yet to get ...
by Teddy28
19 Jul 2017, 20:53
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 27696

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

My little chap also turns his nose up at cucumber.....In fact he goes one step better, he tramples over it!
by Teddy28
16 Jul 2017, 22:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 27696

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

That's brilliant news, I hope Barry continues to improve, he's a lucky little chap.
by Teddy28
11 Jul 2017, 22:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 27696

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Been reading your posts and so glad to hear your little chap sounds like he s on the mend. xx
by Teddy28
05 Jul 2017, 18:25
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Garden weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 6728

Re: Garden weeds

That's great thanks, i 'll do that
by Teddy28
04 Jul 2017, 22:11
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Garden weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 6728

Re: Garden weeds

Thanks very much for confirming the ID. Is it good to have seeds Lin, are they easy to grow?
by Teddy28
04 Jul 2017, 16:24
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Garden weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 6728

Re: Garden weeds

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Hi there, sorry this isn't a very good photo and i didnt take any shots of plant in-situ but I think it could be nipplewort. Any thoughts?
Thanks