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by lin
06 Apr 2020, 12:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: tortoise's tail
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: tortoise's tail

Amber, could you send us in a photo please.
Lin
by lin
05 Apr 2020, 18:30
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Possible Eye Infection - 2yr old marginated
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Possible Eye Infection - 2yr old marginated

Hi Marco.
Just a thought to go along with what Nina has said. I wonder if you could forward these photos to the vet your aunt has asking if they could guide you as to what it could be.
They do seem to be very accommodating while this lockdown is going on.

Lin
by lin
05 Apr 2020, 14:30
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: 3 x Hermanns Tortoises requiring rehoming
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: 3 x Hermanns Tortoises requiring rehoming

We will send you a PM Bassman.
Lin
by lin
03 Apr 2020, 21:09
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Thanks Bex and it will be ideal.
Pics when finished please.

Lin
by lin
02 Apr 2020, 23:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Oh no, no no :o . So sorry Bex. I hadnt realised it was just for days and to heat up on chilly times. I thought you wanted to use it 24/7 and thats why I was going into detail about night time heat :oops: . What you are proposing and if it is just for daytimes, then it will be fine. I can see if the...
by lin
02 Apr 2020, 14:48
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Hi Bex. Have you already brought the shed and the dimentions you gave (1x1mtr x 1.5 high) is correct? Regarding sulcatas and the hight of the shed it really does need to be somewhere large anough to obtain an nice ambient temp, all over and a heat spot reaching 30°C (as you already know) sorry but I...
by lin
01 Apr 2020, 23:23
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Heat/Light set-up

Hi Bex.
Would you mind if I get back to you tomorrow on this as I have some questions I need clarifying before offering answers, and also would you be able to take a photo of the shed you are going to use or show one that is similar if you havnt already got it.

Lin
by lin
01 Apr 2020, 12:58
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat/Light set-up
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Heat/Light set-up

I am sure you have already seen this Bex, but incase you havn't have a look and see what you can find that may help. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/tortoise-care/enclosures/outdoors/ I personally have always prefered the full spectrum fluorescent UVB tube plus a separate bulb for additional hea...
by lin
31 Mar 2020, 22:51
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernation fridges
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Hibernation fridges

Test - fine for me.
Lin
by lin
29 Mar 2020, 17:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Balcony enclosure almost done
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Balcony enclosure almost done

A great choice of plants you have picked there, Kimberley.
Lin
by lin
28 Mar 2020, 22:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Balcony enclosure almost done
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Balcony enclosure almost done

I know I am coming in late on this Kimberley, but your enclosure is brilliant, so spacious, bright and interesting. Well done for making one very happy tortoise.
Lin
by lin
24 Mar 2020, 00:18
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Loving family home available - Cheshire
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Loving family home available - Cheshire

Hi Selinabobs, and welcome. Have you had a scroll through the tortoises that are available for rehoming in this part of the forum. There are three young tortoises looking for a home, only one will be available because they are all males and there is Percy or Pandora. We still dont know if this is tw...
by lin
21 Mar 2020, 16:25
Forum: African Species
Topic: Such a Lady!!
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Such a Lady!!

Oh she is the perfect lady. Nothing better than a sulcata munching her way through lunch.
Thanks Bex.

Lin
by lin
14 Mar 2020, 21:16
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Pandora the Horsefield from Derbyshire requires rehoming
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Pandora the Horsefield from Derbyshire requires rehoming

Hi AntW. This is a very generous offer for you to rehome Pandora but I have to ask is there anything we could do in helping you rethink your decision. You are doing so well with her it would be a shame for you to part with her until you are 100% sure. Of course we will do all we can to help and list...
by lin
14 Mar 2020, 21:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Heat Lamp
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: Heat Lamp

Along with what Nina has suggested you might like to have a look at our article where you might find some ideas too.
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/tor ... m1Gby-nyfA
Lin
by lin
10 Mar 2020, 16:10
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More Help Needed Please
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: More Help Needed Please

No worries.
Have you tried the search by flower colours. I often use that and find it easier.

Lin
by lin
10 Mar 2020, 11:21
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More Help Needed Please
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: More Help Needed Please

Hiya.
This is called Lesser Celandine and sadly because it’s plentiful it is not edible :) .
Here’s our entry - https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... md3ny-nyfA
Lin
by lin
25 Feb 2020, 22:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Biting
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Biting

Hi starsks
Tortoises bite the hands that feed them because they associate food with the hand. In future I suggest that you have food only on a slate and allow the tortoises to find it themselves. They will do once they get hungry.
Lin
by lin
24 Feb 2020, 23:38
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: tortoise not eating, closed eyes
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: tortoise not eating, closed eyes

And like you are doing Amber, keep up the bathing. Hydration is also important.
Lin
by lin
24 Feb 2020, 18:58
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID Needed Please
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: ID Needed Please

I am sure Trevor will love it. :D
Lin
by lin
24 Feb 2020, 12:00
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID Needed Please
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: ID Needed Please

Yes, the beautiful dogs violet and perfectly safe. Lucky tortoise.
Lin
by lin
24 Feb 2020, 00:08
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Kammy the Spur Thighed, in need of a new home
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Re: REHOMED - Kammy the Spur Thighed, in need of a new home

Kammy already has a new home.
Lin
by lin
20 Feb 2020, 20:36
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Bee Bomb ID.
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Bee Bomb ID.

Hiya.
I agree with Nina in saying the purple flower is one of the anemone species and a no feed. If you zoom in you can see it is a different leaf.
Lin
by lin
09 Feb 2020, 15:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Design for new indoor emclosure
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Design for new indoor emclosure

I personally would go with a Perspex front and if it’s not suitable and causes any stress then you could always a paper or sticker transfer to the front...like those used to back reptile vivs or fish tanks . One think I would double check though, is the depth of the sides to make sure the ramp does ...
by lin
04 Feb 2020, 00:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner rescue horsfield
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: New owner rescue horsfield

Hi Kimberley. It’s not often we encounter someone like yourself who does so much homework and over such a long tome. Well done to you. Your little menagerie sounds wonderful and your pets, including the little pony must be so happy to be with you. Regarding your little Horsfield (even down to spelli...