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by Nina
16 Aug 2017, 08:21
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Meeting the family
Replies: 7
Views: 2797

Re: Meeting the family

That's a lovely family, Julia, and I think you have created a little tortie paradise! Thanks so much for posting the photos (and I do love your enclosures)!

Nina
by Nina
14 Aug 2017, 22:18
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ibera hatchlings
Replies: 8
Views: 3356

Re: Ibera hatchlings

Thanks so much for posting those amazing photos, Julia! I hope others have a look at this thread because there are not only photos of twins in an egg, but also of such lovely outdoor enclosures. Please let us know what happens with the twins (lol and I think that Lin and Nina would make great names ...
by Nina
14 Aug 2017, 15:36
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ibera hatchlings
Replies: 8
Views: 3356

Re: Ibera hatchlings

They are absolutely gorgeous! You've obviously provided your tortoises with such a good environment that they producing really healthy babies! Thanks so much for letting us see the photos. Do you get babies each year, and if so what happens to them (i.e. do you keep them or do they go to new homes)?...
by Nina
14 Aug 2017, 15:33
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 8663

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Hi Julia Sorry I've not been around a lot the last few days, but I've got two very active grandchildren staying with me and have my hands full. Your enclosures are absolutely gorgeous -- so well thought out with lots of different textures to walk over and different areas, plus such a good size too (...
by Nina
13 Aug 2017, 07:10
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 8663

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Here are some photos of the stages of making my topiary tortoise -- but I just made it out of some chicken wire and a fiew bits and pieces that I found in the garden shed. The orange thing in the body is a plastic plant pot saucer, I put sticks inside the lets to strengthen them and a milk bottle to...
by Nina
11 Aug 2017, 06:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piramiding
Replies: 13
Views: 5260

Re: Piramiding

So glad to hear that he's back to normal now! I do sometimes think that our tortoises give us more stress than our children do. :roll:

Nina
by Nina
10 Aug 2017, 22:09
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 8663

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Hi Julia, Well, I sort of still have it, but it's really just the frame left and that is falling apart. I had filled the frame with moss that I raked up out of my lawn, plus some sphagnum moss that bought, and in the third year the birds decided that this would make great material for nest building ...
by Nina
08 Aug 2017, 17:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small George/worms
Replies: 14
Views: 4113

Re: Small George/worms

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear this -- and so sorry that no one has responded to this post from yesterday! I went to Brussels early yesterday and didn't arrive back until about half an hour ago, but someone else should have been around and responded. I don't know what to say -- this is terrib...
by Nina
07 Aug 2017, 08:41
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 8663

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Hi Julia, Re the Tortoise Topiary -- we used to have it on our old website (I was the one who made it), and I think I might have instructions -- or a set of photos showing it step by step -- which I could send you, but it will have to be later in the week as I am off to Brussels to collect my grandc...
by Nina
05 Aug 2017, 19:18
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Hi and enclosure plant advice
Replies: 22
Views: 8663

Re: Hi and enclosure plant advice

Hi Julia, and thanks so much for the kind words! We do feel like we've come a long way, and it's so nice to know that there are people like you who have been with us since the beginning. It sounds to me like you have very happy Iberas, and you've reminded me that it's about time that I revamped my o...
by Nina
03 Aug 2017, 22:27
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small George/worms
Replies: 14
Views: 4113

Re: Small George/worms

No problem, Twigtitus -- we're always glad to help (especially when such a lovely little Horsfield is concerned -- but then I'm prejudiced because I have Horsfields). You might be interested to know that the name 'Horsfield' has nothing to do with horses or fields -- it is named after a famous Ameri...
by Nina
03 Aug 2017, 16:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small George/worms
Replies: 14
Views: 4113

Re: Small George/worms

Thanks for getting back so quickly and for getting the cover for the tube (it will save your eyesight!) and the Nutrobal. You so obviously want the best for George, and I think he is lucky to have found a home with you. Very important-- 41.6C is way, way too hot for George! I don't know if you still...
by Nina
03 Aug 2017, 13:44
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Microchipping for tortoise petition
Replies: 3
Views: 3808

Re: Microchipping for tortoise petition

Good petition to sign -- thanks, Elaine!

Nina
by Nina
03 Aug 2017, 10:38
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small George/worms
Replies: 14
Views: 4113

Re: Small George/worms

Hi and many thanks for the photos. He's a lovely little tortoise and I think you have made him a nice environment in that tank. It's not of course ideal to have a glass tank, but with the top completely open it does make a difference and goes a long way towards having the sort of open air environmen...
by Nina
02 Aug 2017, 19:56
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Is this safe.
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Re: Is this safe.

Nina wrote: > Hi Skeats77 (sorry, I don't know your name), and welcome to The Tortoise > Table -- and congratulations on getting your tortoise)! > What you've got there is a Buttercup leaf, and here is our entry for it: > > http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=71&c=6#....
by Nina
02 Aug 2017, 19:55
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Is this safe.
Replies: 2
Views: 1780

Re: Is this safe.

Hi Skeats77 (sorry, I don't know your name), and welcome to The Tortoise Table -- and congratulations on getting your tortoise)! What you've got there is a Buttercup leaf, and here is our entry for it: http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=71&c=6#.WYIWROmQyM8 (as you ca...
by Nina
02 Aug 2017, 14:38
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small George/worms
Replies: 14
Views: 4113

Re: Small George/worms

Hi Twigtitus (sorry, I don't know your name), I'm sorry to hear about George's worms (but it's a common problem and easy to get rid of). Did the vet treat George for his worms, and if so do you know what medicine he used? I'm really surprised that he told you to keep him on wood bark, as most vets w...
by Nina
01 Aug 2017, 18:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Will!
Replies: 2
Views: 1845

Re: Will!

Hi Laura -- and that is a very good and very important point to raise. Personally I have it in my will that my tortoises are going to a friend who has agreed to have them, but I don't have a back-up plan if she pre-deceases me, so I should think about that. Do you know anyone who could take your tor...
by Nina
01 Aug 2017, 18:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piramiding
Replies: 13
Views: 5260

Re: Piramiding

Hi Tasha, This is difficult, and I'm not sure, as if he is eating well he should have had a poo since July 19th. Elaine had some comments to make, but she can't get into her phone, so I've cut and pasted them from an email she sent me (some of the questions you've already answered earlier in the thr...
by Nina
01 Aug 2017, 15:30
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piramiding
Replies: 13
Views: 5260

Re: Piramiding

Hi Tasha, How long ago did you cnage the substrate? Also, have you checked carefully -- poos often get covered in the soil/sand substrate and can be hard to see. When we discussed his pyramiding on the 18th of July, I thought you were maybe going to reduce the quantity of food that you give him, so ...
by Nina
30 Jul 2017, 20:21
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outddor enclosure photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3835

Re: New outddor enclosure photos

And well done from me too! It looks like you've built him a super enclosure, which has been very well thought out. Also, the shape you've chosen means it will be easy to put something like a chicken wire cover over the top to prevent predators (but if you are with him when he is out there then you d...
by Nina
30 Jul 2017, 17:50
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: New family member, George the Hermann
Replies: 11
Views: 5472

Re: New family member, George the Hermann

He really is a handsome little tortoise and seems to have lots of energy! Who told you that he is too young to go outdoors? LOL -- In the wild they don't stay in tunnels underground for over a year -- they'd starve! Because he is small, he should be supervised outdoors (in case of predators), and it...
by Nina
29 Jul 2017, 14:18
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: New family member, George the Hermann
Replies: 11
Views: 5472

Re: New family member, George the Hermann

Hi Slimfozzy (sorry, I don't know your real name), and many congratulations on getting George and also giving him such a nice large tortoise table -- he will really appreciate it. And he is a very handsome little Hermanns! I don't think your substrate is too deep -- tortoises love to dig down into a...
by Nina
22 Jul 2017, 22:37
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Rocks, Minerals & Micronutrients
Replies: 3
Views: 5445

Re: Rocks, Minerals & Micronutrients

Hi Aimee and thanks for a really interesting post (and sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you)! First of all re Elliott eating stones and a bit of soil. Obviously if he eats too many stones there is the risk of impaction, but it is quite normal for tortoises to eat some stones (as is menti...
by Nina
20 Jul 2017, 09:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piramiding
Replies: 13
Views: 5260

Re: Piramiding

Hi Tasha, I think it's good that you removed the bark, and I think that the reason it all stank is that some poo and most of the wee would have got underneath the bark layer, preventing you from removing it, so it just went bad. What is good about a sand/soil substrate is that the poo is easily visi...