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by lin
05 Jul 2020, 21:08
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Some plants - I am so not a horticulturist!!
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Some plants - I am so not a horticulturist!!

I have just wrote this out and lost it…Arghhh! So, plant 1 is Groundsel and a no feed = https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=144&c=6 Plant 2 is Iceplant/sedum. and good feed = https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=196&c=3 Plant 3 is Ench...
by lin
03 Jul 2020, 14:19
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: New parent to 3yr old Horsfield
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: New parent to 3yr old Horsfield

Hi Tara.
Can I just say welcome and Jemima is such a pretty thing
We don’t mind if your name is imprinted On us :lol: Do we Nina?

Lin
by lin
30 Jun 2020, 14:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Flipping over - anything to worry about?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Flipping over - anything to worry about?

They do take breaks during trying to right themselves Isabelle and they will also empty their bladder and bowels after a time. IMO these offers two things, it makes the tortoise lighter and it also gived some moisture allowing for traction. I dont know how deep your substrate is but do you think it ...
by lin
29 Jun 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Flipping over - anything to worry about?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Flipping over - anything to worry about?

Hi Isabelle.
I know you have posted photos of your enclosure but could you post another one here so I can see if there is anything you could do to help.

Lin
by lin
25 Jun 2020, 22:31
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Worried about amount of food leopard is eating
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Worried about amount of food leopard is eating

Hi again Polly. I just thought of an idea to get your leopard to eat. It was a trick I used many years ago. This tortoise came to me in a bad way and not eating - Basically she had given up so to get her to eat, like you are doing I used to place a piece of plantain leaf in a naughty food, usually R...
by lin
25 Jun 2020, 21:06
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piece/pieces broken off beak
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Piece/pieces broken off beak

Ah, if that is it I really dont think you have anything to worry about. Theres no swelling at all, is there? I think its just where the beak needs a slight trim and brush up and he will be good as new. After that when he feeds he needs the stems and stalks of food as well as the leaves and flowers t...
by lin
25 Jun 2020, 19:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piece/pieces broken off beak
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Piece/pieces broken off beak

Hi Tina. Nina and I have been looking at this part of the beak and canot really see where you are meaning. Is it the part I have circled in red and the crack where the arrow is? Also can you send in another photo of the head, a birds eye view so that we can see the jawline from above and one shot fr...
by lin
25 Jun 2020, 19:30
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Worried about amount of food leopard is eating
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Worried about amount of food leopard is eating

Hi Polly. Along with the good advice that Nina has offered can I just say that once the temps are good, things should start to settle. With 31°C that is still a little high and wonder if a fan blowing around the area (not over the tortoise) would help lower the ambient temps. With you turning the he...
by lin
25 Jun 2020, 18:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Introducing...
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Introducing...

Aww, that is just so sweet.

Lin
by lin
24 Jun 2020, 20:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Piece/pieces broken off beak
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Piece/pieces broken off beak

Hi Tina.
Would you be able to send in a photo of the area you are talking about. I doubt it anything to worry about but if we have a look we could better advise.

Lin
by lin
24 Jun 2020, 20:39
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Baby western Hermann's has arrived - in love!
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Baby western Hermann's has arrived - in love!

So adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Lin
by lin
23 Jun 2020, 21:30
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID again please
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Plant ID again please

Sorry Jo. Is there any chance you could take another photo so that we can see if the lilac flower is attached to the leaves that are prominent in the photo, and when you send it can you sent it larger than what you are sending them because they are extreemly small and we cant blow them up to a clear...
by lin
23 Jun 2020, 14:35
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Plant ID please

Sorry for the delay Jo. Again I find myself apologising for a poor internet service. I dont know what is going on lately.

However, yes this is one of the hardy Geranium and good to feed.

Lin
by lin
23 Jun 2020, 14:16
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Decorative plants around my house
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Decorative plants around my house

Your right on both counts, well done. Here are our entrys on the database id you would like to look at then. Spirea is safe to feed -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=292&c=4 Day Lily is a moderation feed -- https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/view...
by lin
21 Jun 2020, 23:49
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Bedding?
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Bedding?

Oh to have a handy husband. I have one of those too and they really do come in handy.
It does seem like you have it all in hand Nic.

Lin
by lin
21 Jun 2020, 20:14
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise table question (new here!)
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Tortoise table question (new here!)

Hi Isabelle, and welcome to the forum and to the world of tortoise keeping. What you are proposing sounds perfect and it seems you have done your math on the temps needed. As long as she is secure from preditors, secure from escape and her temps are all good for day and night (30°C high and 18 to 20...
by lin
15 Jun 2020, 21:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Strange markings
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Strange markings

Your right, it is not making sense. A trip to a good vet will put your mind at rest and you can be sure then that nothing is going on unseen. It seems to be taking quite a time to start healing. Have a look on our vet list to see if there are any recomended that are near your area. https://www.theto...
by lin
15 Jun 2020, 21:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Strange markings
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Strange markings

Ah, thats a better one. It does still look like an injury to the large scale in the miggle of the head and it has died and fallen off. What we need to do now is have a vet check him over to make sure there is no infection there. Do you have a vet that treats reptiles, epecially tortoises. Its not so...
by lin
15 Jun 2020, 16:00
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking for Hermann
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Looking for Hermann

Hi Have you looked through the Rehoming Forum I think there is a few Hermanns on there for rehoming. If you are thinking about getting one in a few weeks and there are any there now it is always best to start the ball rolling just incase someone else comes along. Rehoming will usually take a week or...
by lin
14 Jun 2020, 18:31
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hoping to adopt a tortoise so lots of questions!
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Hoping to adopt a tortoise so lots of questions!

Hi Jess, and congratulations on getting a tortoise. I know its not here yet but it will be soon. We do have a lot of tortoises ready for rehoming and newcomers are often the best choice for adopters. So thats level 1 you have passed :lol: A wardrobe on its back would be a fantastic size for one tort...
by lin
11 Jun 2020, 13:26
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Bedding?
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Bedding?

Hi Nic
Oh I cant wait to see photos and if you think of anything else you need to ask just fire away.
Do you know what species the tortoise is? I can then send you a caresheet if you would like one.

Lin
by lin
10 Jun 2020, 20:56
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Bedding?
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Bedding?

Hi Summerillis. Ohh, its all getting exciting now. Dogs, especially whippets need 'mothering' and as you say they feel the cold so much. I love them but would be so scared they would break. Have you got provisions to keep dog and tortoise apart 'just incase' the worse might happen. Tortoises need ca...
by lin
09 Jun 2020, 22:38
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Strange markings
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Strange markings

He couldnt have caught that middle scale and it has finally dropped off, do you think.
As Nina suggests a clearer photo would be more helpful if you could get one.

Lin
by lin
08 Jun 2020, 19:31
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Do I need to predator proof outdoor enclosure?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Do I need to predator proof outdoor enclosure?

Oh yes Michelle. Nina has got it right but I can say that Rats, foxes and birds of prey are all active during the day. And rather than leave abything to chance I would cover. Even if it is with a loose net laying acrodd canes with plastic cups to stop then sliding down, with noisy things tied around...