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by lin
24 Feb 2020, 18:58
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID Needed Please
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

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: 1213

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: 2410

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: 1034

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: 1438

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: 2622

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...
by lin
22 Jan 2020, 00:01
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 3082

Re: Odd behaviour

First of all can I say thanks for contacting us and welcome. Lol. Love it, Starsky and Hutch. Those are real 70’s names and they’re great. It must be starsky who wants the hutch, they can’t be alone. As you have made the area smaller to try and keep them nearer the light that was a good move, and be...
by lin
20 Jan 2020, 00:03
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Dandelions
Replies: 4
Views: 1490

Re: Dandelions

Hi Maria. It’s odd how we spend most of our life keeping a garden free of weeds and then all,of a sudden take umbrage when they won’t grow - :lol: Anyway, my idea - Yes, I have an idea....something is eating them...maybe rabbits, hares, mice, squirrels, snails, slugs or even the odd Sulcata. If it’s...
by lin
19 Jan 2020, 19:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner - confused about UVB light
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Re: New owner - confused about UVB light

Hi flora. You will get there in the end. Here is our article on indoor tables and a very good photo on how to hang lights and uvb. The strip (if that what you have) is best going across the table as it covers a better range where a tortoise might spend more time than if it were located to the side. ...
by lin
16 Jan 2020, 20:36
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Urates
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: Urates

Hiya. Did the stone come before the pink rates? If it did it could have caused a scratch or two on its way out. I would definitely bathe a couple of times a day for a while to get her hydrated and keep an eye on the urates to see if they return to a pasty consistency. Nice warm water for about 15 to...
by lin
14 Jan 2020, 11:41
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises
Replies: 13
Views: 2018

Re: Offering home for Hermanns tortoises

Hi Victoria,
WE have three Hermanns babies to rehome on our Forum and Facebook sites. Are you interested in them?
Here is a link to the post about them: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1896

Lin
lin@thetortoisetable.org.uk
by lin
14 Jan 2020, 00:23
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Please could someone ID this for me
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Please could someone ID this for me

It’s one that I know but for the life of me I cannot think what it is at the moment. Could you take a closer and clear photo of that flower.
I think it’s one of the moderate or sparingly feed but I need to be 100% sure.
Maybe Nina will know.

Lin
by lin
12 Jan 2020, 23:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Flies
Replies: 10
Views: 6257

Re: Flies

I find the sundews trap the little flies better than anything.
Lin
by lin
12 Jan 2020, 22:00
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 16
Views: 3800

Re: Things are finally flowering!

There’s a lot like that Bex. Little of no shelter and grow like anything. Plantain and Campanula are two off the top of my head. Just a little clear glad or Perspex roof on a 4 bricks and secured down with something will see them through the harshest of winters and if they don’t keep going it will n...
by lin
10 Jan 2020, 22:51
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED --Torta from North Devon needs a new home
Replies: 10
Views: 2738

Re: Torta from North Devon needs a new home

Hi David. I don’t know if you read the whole thread but it does say in the 4th post down that a friend has expressed an interest in rehoming and that Stuart would keep us posted. I can only assume that things are going well as there has been no other notification from Stuart. Hope that is helpful al...
by lin
06 Jan 2020, 20:35
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New owner - confused about UVB light
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Re: New owner - confused about UVB light

Hi Flora. The best light in my opinion for your little one is the T5. Here’s a link. Expensive to start out but the uvb will last a year or norw and any future purchases will only be for the tube. This link is for the whole kit. https://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/arcadia-prot5-kit-desert-12/ And the i...
by lin
03 Jan 2020, 14:29
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Unusual behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: Unusual behaviour

Hiya.
I can only surmise that she is displaying for dominance towards the squash/gourd. Most of them do this and go on to imitate mating just to mark their position in the hierarchy.
No need to worry.
Lin
by lin
29 Dec 2019, 14:51
Forum: African Species
Topic: Erm...think I need a bigger sink!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: Erm...think I need a bigger sink!!

Awesome Bex.

Lin
by lin
29 Dec 2019, 14:32
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 16
Views: 3800

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Oh, foxes. As beautiful as they are they can be such a pain for digging. Could you net it off. ;)
Great news the leaves are being eaten.
I think we are all looking forward to spring and a nice long hot summer, but first I need to wish you a very happy 2020.
Lin
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by lin
26 Dec 2019, 19:07
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: (Iceplant) Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: (Iceplant) Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Yes it will get easier through using. Alongside the search there is a drop down with options of exact word or any word. Meanest try changing it to any word during your searches and it could work for you. If not just ask. My Christmas was perfect this year around my youngest grandchildren. Couldn’t h...
by lin
26 Dec 2019, 00:17
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: (Iceplant) Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: (Iceplant) Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Hiya. We do hope you have had a good Christmas. We do have the mesembryanthemum on the database. Here is the entry and this shows that the mesembryanthemum are safe. The ones that are showing on the website are cultivated for gardens. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?pl...
by lin
25 Dec 2019, 11:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wanting to lay eggs...
Replies: 6
Views: 2470

Re: Wanting to lay eggs...

:lol: You just can’t get the staff now-a-day’s.
Merry Christmas Heather, she will keep you on tenterhooks for weeks yet I reckon..

Lin
by lin
20 Dec 2019, 19:13
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New Tortoise Owner - Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

Re: New Tortoise Owner - Help!

Ahh, how nice. Thank you Teddy28.
Lin
by lin
20 Dec 2019, 10:37
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Tortoise would eat nothing but tortoise pet food
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: Tortoise would eat nothing but tortoise pet food

Hit the right temp and things should be fine Lucre. How low is the bulb. It might be if you measure the temps a little off of the ground they are slightly higher (that’s confusing :lol: ) meaning the temperature may rise a little to about 28-29C under the lamp. Inside a viv it is difficult to get ac...
by lin
19 Dec 2019, 21:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New Tortoise Owner - Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

Re: New Tortoise Owner - Help!

:roll:
That was funny though Nina.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Lin