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by Nina
19 May 2020, 22:09
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Brokkr the Hermann tortoise needing a new home.
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Brokkr the Hermann tortoise needing a new home.

Hi Takara, Thank you for posting about rehoming Brokkr, and we are so sorry to hear of your circumstances and the fact that you are having to find a new home for Brokkr. I can only imagine how painful this has been for you, and what a difficult decision this was to make. It sounds to me like you hav...
by Nina
17 May 2020, 10:21
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: My tortoise escaped

You're doing everything you can, Lucre, and we all have our fingers crossed hoping that Jeff turns up soon. Bring on that warmer weather!!

Nina xx
by Nina
17 May 2020, 09:13
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: My tortoise escaped

Thanks for the update, Lucre, and that is a great idea to have your action cam monitoring the area. Wouldn't it be great if it picked Jeff up walking across the garden! As it gets warmer, I'm sure he will be more active and you will find him. Tortoises can go for really long periods without food, an...
by Nina
16 May 2020, 17:24
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Tabitha from Lincolnshire needs a new home
Replies: 0
Views: 352

REHOMED - Tabitha from Lincolnshire needs a new home

It is after a lot of thought that Tabitha’s owner (email details below) has come to the heartbreaking decision to allow this much loved elderly (85) female Testudo hermanni boettgeri (THB) to go to a home that can give her the time and space that she needs. Ideally the owner would like her to go to ...
by Nina
13 May 2020, 23:08
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: My tortoise escaped

We ‘re thinking of you, Lucre. Jeff will be nice and cozy underground somewhere, and as soon as the weather gets warmer he’ll come up and you will find him.

Nina
by Nina
13 May 2020, 15:55
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Pimped up balcony enlosure
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Pimped up balcony enlosure

Wow! Congratulations from me too -- it looks fantastic, and not only nice for tortoises but really pretty to look at too. Is that a rug in the central area (grey and white pattern)? Does he go there, and what happens if he wees or poos on it? I hope lots of people look at this thread and get some in...
by Nina
12 May 2020, 19:33
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: My tortoise escaped

I don't know what bush that is (maybe Lin will come on as she is good at IDs), but I wouldn't worry about disturbing the roots of the bush -- I would carefully remove all the soil in that little area and go as deep as you can (they can dig quite deep if it is cold -- maybe 8 or 10 inches, although p...
by Nina
12 May 2020, 16:06
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: My tortoise escaped

I am so sad for you Lucre, and this must be absolutely devatating, but I'm so glad that you are not giving up. I don't think he will appear until we get some nice warm weather, as when it is cold they really don't have much energy to walk around. The idea of dogs is a possibility, but you have to be...
by Nina
11 May 2020, 22:09
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Plant ID please

It doesn't look like the most common Evening Primrose, as the leaves are too pointed (and I can't see what the stem looks like because of the angle of the photo), but there are other species of Evening Primrose, with different leaf shapes, so we'll know for sure when it flowers.

Nina
by Nina
11 May 2020, 19:39
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: USA - Weed Identification Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: USA - Weed Identification Help?

Hi Yahtz (that's much easier, thanks), Yes, that is the general idea. It wouldn't be catastrophic if two goitrogenic plants were fed in the same meal, but it's a guideline designed to avoid increasing the percentage of goitrogenic plants in the diet. So just be aware of it, but no need to obsess (if...
by Nina
11 May 2020, 15:25
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Plant ID please

It's a bit hard to tell, looking straight down at it like that, and without a flower, but it looks like one of the Willowherbs to me (probably Rosebay Willowherb). Does it resemble either of these? https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=360&c=6#.Xrlf7cB7m9s or https://w...
by Nina
11 May 2020, 15:12
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur Thigh Behaviour Elderly
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Spur Thigh Behaviour Elderly

Well, he's a real survivor, isn't he? Where does he stay in the winter (do you have a heated area for him indoors, with a UVB light)? It can be hard to find good food for them in winter, so I'm happy that mine hibernate, but it seems right that he shouldn't do that now if he had such a bad time. Nina
by Nina
11 May 2020, 10:24
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: USA - Weed Identification Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: USA - Weed Identification Help?

Hi Yahtzdog (lol, is their an easier name i can call you by?) Thanks for the photos. This is Garlic Mustard and can be fed, so well done for finding it. Here is our entry for it: https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=16&c=6#.XrkY_cB7m9s (note the caution about feeding ...
by Nina
11 May 2020, 10:19
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: My tortoise escaped

Thanks for keeping us updated, Lucre. Don't lose hope because they do very often turn up, and you are not alone. Have a look at this thread: http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/siteassets/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1957 The tortoise went missing on the 15th of April and was found (albeit with the hel...
by Nina
10 May 2020, 15:08
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur Thigh Behaviour Elderly
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Spur Thigh Behaviour Elderly

Oh my, he is handsome -- with such a smooth shell! I think your cleaning regime for the wound sounds fine -- just keep an eye on it. I think that shell rot does look old, so nothing to worry about, and he is obviously thriving in your care (although he's obviously also desperate to go out clubbing o...
by Nina
10 May 2020, 14:42
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur Thigh Behaviour Elderly
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Spur Thigh Behaviour Elderly

Aww, bless him -- these sound like true battle scars. How did he hurt his neck? Do you have a good disinfectant or something similar that will help keep the wound clean until it heals (don't want danger of infection). He does sound like a very spirited chap! My Doris and Dolly send their best wishes...
by Nina
10 May 2020, 14:22
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur Thigh Behaviour Elderly
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Spur Thigh Behaviour Elderly

Hi HellsBellsMelons (sorry, I don't know your name), and welcome to The Tortoise Table. Well, it seems that Toby is a real character, and it sounds like you've given him a great home for the last 42 years! As far as I know there isn't a lot that you can do about Toby's current behaviour, as he is ac...
by Nina
10 May 2020, 06:32
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Plant ID please

Hi TIA,
Was there supposed to be a photo attached to your post?

Nina

Jo1211 wrote:
> Can anyone give me an ID on this plant please
>
> TIA
by Nina
09 May 2020, 12:02
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: I.D help please
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: I.D help please

Hi Thomas,

Just to add a bit to what Lin said, here is our entry for Sorrel, so you can see why we don't recommend feeding it.
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... raNT8B7m9s

Nina
by Nina
08 May 2020, 16:28
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: My tortoise escaped

Ah yes, a perfect paradise for a tortoise to dig in. However, you might be surprised and he might just be sheltering under some leaves or debris or almost anything on top of the soil and not underneath it. If you are planning on digging then you need to be so careful because if you use a little shov...
by Nina
08 May 2020, 14:42
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hi Lucre, I am so sorry to hear that Jeff has gone missing! It is something that happens frequently and they often turn up when you have given up all hope. Three weeks ago someone who owns a farm lost their tortoise and yesterday one of their pigs found it in some long grass near a tree, not far fro...
by Nina
08 May 2020, 10:10
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Edible weeds
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Edible weeds

Hi Yahtzdog,

Please don't think I was criticizing you -- we are always happy to ID plants for you. I was just giving some tips to make it a bit easier for us to give you an accurate identification. We look forward to seeing more and well done for trying to give your tortoise a good diet!
Nina
by Nina
07 May 2020, 21:48
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Safe soil for plant consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Safe soil for plant consumption?

HI! You've posted these photos in two threads and I've just answered the in the other thread (which is titled 'Edible Weeds'). Hope that is OK.

Nina
by Nina
07 May 2020, 14:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1281

Re: Help!

Oh my goodness, that is amazing, and I'm so pleased for you! So that is three weeks he's been out on his little adventure -- how wonderful that he is back with you now. And you can forget your project to train that pig to locate valuable truffles, in order to make some extra money during this lockdo...
by Nina
06 May 2020, 22:22
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Safe soil for plant consumption?
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Safe soil for plant consumption?

That's great, and we'd love to see photos of your little beauties when they arrive. And I hope you have good luck with the seeds too!

Nina