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by Nina
15 Apr 2017, 19:15
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Split-level indoor enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: Split-level indoor enclosure

Sorry, the second lot of photos loaded back to front, so to see the progress of construction you need to look at the last photos first.

Nina
by Nina
15 Apr 2017, 19:14
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Split-level indoor enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: Split-level indoor enclosure - Part 2

And here are some photos showing how it was constructed (including a close-up of how the structure that holds the lights is made so that it can slide back and forth along the table: Nina [attachment=7]m_IMG_9362.jpg[/attachment] [attachment=6]m_IMG_9365.jpg[/attachment] [attachment=5]m_IMG_9401.jpg[...
by Nina
15 Apr 2017, 19:07
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Split-level indoor enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Split-level indoor enclosure

Someone has asked me to upload photos of my indoor enclosure and how it was made. I think it might take several posts, but I'll make a start here with the finished enclosure and then try to upload photos of how it was constructed. It is 7' long and 2' wide (width dictated by the dimensions of the ro...
by Nina
15 Apr 2017, 18:11
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Bernards new outdoor enclosure
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Bernards new outdoor enclosure

That looks brilliant! I would definitely raise the sides though, as he will use those pots that are up against the sides as a ladder to climb up, over and out! He looks like he is having a great time today, and I love the different textures you've put in there for him to walk on. I'm sure you've tho...
by Nina
14 Apr 2017, 21:09
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: BCG Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

Re: BCG Meeting

Testing.
by Nina
10 Apr 2017, 20:33
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata photo
Replies: 8
Views: 4737

Re: Sulcata photo

Wow, they are magnificent. How much did they weigh by the time you had to rehome them?

Nina
by Nina
10 Apr 2017, 18:05
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield tortoises share the nest
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Re: Horsfield tortoises share the nest

That is an amazing photo! Did their back feet ever touch when they were digging the nest?

Nina
by Nina
09 Apr 2017, 22:37
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Talk on Tortoise Diet, April 9th, 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 4676

Re: Talk on Tortoise Diet, April 9th, 2017

Ooh that sent my heart beating! I would love to go to the Galapagos with you and your hubby and would happily carry your bags and wait on you hand and foot for the opportunity to go there! I shall live in hope. . . . . LOL -- tell your husband that he must be a bit mad to want to listen to a crazy t...
by Nina
09 Apr 2017, 19:55
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Talk on Tortoise Diet, April 9th, 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 4676

Re: Talk on Tortoise Diet, April 9th, 2017

Thanks so much, Tina! It was great to see you today and I'm so glad that you found the talk useful (lol, even if wasn't hugely different from the one you attended last year!). I hope that Jonny has some really tasty treats from those seeds, so best of luck with them. And the next time I see you I ex...
by Nina
09 Apr 2017, 19:10
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Busy in the sunshine
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

Re: Busy in the sunshine

I hope everyone is reading this post, Joe, because your enclosures are wonderful -- a model for anyone thinking of making an outdoor enclosure. They are so full of interest for the tortoises, and so natural looking at the same time. I just love them and you could give a masterclass in outdoor tortoi...
by Nina
09 Apr 2017, 18:10
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Tiny's busy day
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

Re: Tiny's busy day

Aww he is really tiny, isn't he? But very adventurous!

Nina
by Nina
09 Apr 2017, 18:09
Forum: African Species
Topic: Speedy's busy day
Replies: 11
Views: 4518

Re: Speedy's busy day

He has had a lovely day! I love it when they are curious and explore, and Speedy is certainly curious!

Nina
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 21:33
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 4150

Re: More ID's please!

Ahh, that's interesting, Lin. I had wondered about Ajuga, but thought that from the photo, the plant seems to be spreading out horizontally, flat along the ground, which is a bit more like Self-Heal, but it could be Ajuga (I'm used to seeing the Ajuga that has redder leaves, although I know that the...
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 20:23
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 4150

Re: More ID's please!

Nope mine come out small. LOL -- yours are a bit like "THE ALIEN SMILIES THAT ATE GREATER MANCHESTER!!!!"

Nina :lol:
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 20:21
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 4150

Re: More ID's please!

LOL -- I don't want to cramp your style -- and the large smilies certainly make me smile (I just wondered how they got that way)!
I'll post one here and see if it also comes out big :geek: :geek:

Nina
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 19:57
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 4150

Re: More ID's please!

Hi Natalie, Yes, it is true there are species of Buttercups that look very similar to that leaf -- especially the Meadow Buttercup, but I still think it's most likely to be a geranium. Don't worry too much, lots of tortoises nibble Buttercups and come to no harm at all, and your tortoise would have ...
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 14:33
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 4150

Re: More ID's please!

Hi Natalie, The first plant looks like one of the hardy geraniums to me, and is fine to feed (although I wish I could see how it comes out of the ground as sometimes young Delphiniums look similar). http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=17#.WOjlBaLauNI or this http://ww...
by Nina
03 Apr 2017, 19:43
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Booklets paid for by cheque
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Re: Booklets paid for by cheque -- service resumed

My holiday is over, so all book orders paid by cheque will now be sent out as usual (within 24 hrs if possible)!

Nina
by Nina
28 Mar 2017, 13:15
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Booklets paid for by cheque
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Booklets paid for by cheque

Please note that any book orders paid for by cheque and received between today, 28 March and Monday 3 April, will not be dispatched until Tuesday 4 April. We apologise for any inconvenience. There will be no delays to orders for booklets paid for online.

Nina
by Nina
28 Mar 2017, 09:07
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Growing weeds at home
Replies: 13
Views: 4721

Re: Growing weeds at home

Good luck, Andrew, and let us know how you get on. And the mini greenhouse is a great idea, as seedlings need lots of light or they will grow straggly -- just be sure that on a hot day it doesn't get too hot inside your mini greenhouse or there is a chance that they could dry out too much).

Nina
by Nina
27 Mar 2017, 13:40
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Growing weeds at home
Replies: 13
Views: 4721

Re: Growing weeds at home

Hi Andrew and welcome from me too. I think 1m x 1m will be ample for a young Horsfield, especially if you grow weeds like Smooth Hawksbeard, Sowthistle and Evening Primrose plants that grow tall and therefore take up less space on the ground. And of course you can do successive sowings of seed, so t...
by Nina
22 Mar 2017, 14:46
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Spam being posted
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Spam being posted

Just a quick update. It seems more in control at the moment with much less spam coming in - so thanks to everyone for being patient while we're deaing with this.

Nina
by Nina
22 Mar 2017, 11:00
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Weight Gain
Replies: 16
Views: 8947

Re: Weight Gain

Hi Emma, LOL -- Before and after what? Eating? I didn't think the amount looked too bad, but actually if they only weigh just over 130g and 220g, maybe it is a bit much, I really don't know. Try reducing Ptolemy's amount for a week or so and see what happens. Hopefully one of the others will come on...
by Nina
22 Mar 2017, 10:56
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Spam being posted
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Spam being posted

I know, and it's so infuriating! So far they have all been posted in the General Care forum. The post a message, we ban their username and delete the message and then a new message with a different username comes in. We've banned over 50 messages since 7.30 this morning. So sorry if this is botherin...
by Nina
22 Mar 2017, 08:39
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Spam being posted
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Spam being posted

Unfortunately last night a spammer posted a number of messages our Forum, and we apologise if you have read these messages before we had a chance to delete them. We have now deleted lthose messages and banned the sender, but if more messages are sent in today, please know that we are working to solv...