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by lin
22 Jan 2020, 00:01
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

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: 903

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: 1373

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: 860

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: 7
Views: 854

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: 498

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: 4709

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: 2656

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: 1711

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: 1373

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: 585

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: 569

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: 2656

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: 711

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: 711

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: 1408

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: 1131

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: 842

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: 1131

Re: New Tortoise Owner - Help!

:roll:
That was funny though Nina.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Lin
by lin
19 Dec 2019, 21:38
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Tortoise would eat nothing but tortoise pet food
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Tortoise would eat nothing but tortoise pet food

Hi Lucra. The shop had no right to sell you something that is proven to be not good for tortoises to live in. You can return it to the shop and get a refund if you like. It is very easy to make a ‘tortoise table’ so if you want to make one let me know and I will try and find something that might sui...
by lin
19 Dec 2019, 19:08
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: New Tortoise Owner - Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: New Tortoise Owner - Help!

Hi James and welcome. It sound like you will be the perfect tortoise owner when Percy Shelly arrives. It’s a brilliant name. Here is the caresheet for Hermanns tortoises - https://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/files/Hermanns%20care%20sheet%20January%202014New.pdf that you will find usefu...
by lin
19 Dec 2019, 11:43
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Tortoise would eat nothing but tortoise pet food
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Tortoise would eat nothing but tortoise pet food

Hi Lucre and it’s nice to hear from you. Can you say what country you are in and the temperature of that country? No tortoises should be offered a diet of things like the lettuce, cauliflower and greens but rather natural weeds and flowers like they would fine if they were still in the wild, and you...
by lin
17 Dec 2019, 21:09
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Sedum
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

Re: Sedum

No problem at all.

Lin
by lin
17 Dec 2019, 20:07
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Sedum
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

Re: Sedum

https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/com ... July12.jpg

You might be able to see what I mean from this photo.
Lin
by lin
17 Dec 2019, 20:03
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Sedum
Replies: 11
Views: 2200

Re: Sedum

Hiya, sorry to be late in coming in on this one.

If you have photos of your sedums and would like to send them in I will be able to tell you if you have the S.acre. It is identifiable by very small, tightly packed triangular leaves.

Lin