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by lin
08 Jun 2020, 18:21
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Seeking female Hermanns
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Seeking female Hermanns

Sorry for the delay Amy. Hull.

Lin
by lin
08 Jun 2020, 14:15
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Seeking female Hermanns
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Seeking female Hermanns

Ahh, what a shame. I think we have a female coming in later today but its to far. 5 hrs journey. :-(
Lin
by lin
08 Jun 2020, 13:27
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata photo
Replies: 10
Views: 9133

Re: Sulcata photo

They sure do.

Lin
by lin
07 Jun 2020, 22:51
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: 3 (was 4) tortoises in Hull need rehoming
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: 4 tortoises for rehoming

Hi Steve.
Thats a hard and sad decision to have to make but a very brave one.
Can I mail you and ask a few questions and hopefully we can set about getting these little ones up for you to decide if there is anyone out there that will be perfect for you and your babies.
Lin
by lin
07 Jun 2020, 14:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hector- noises, shell question, aggressive...
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Hector- noises, shell question, aggressive...

Hi Michelle ( :lol: at last)
Wow, dinner fit for a king (or queen) but I would remove the fruits though 8-)

Lin
by lin
07 Jun 2020, 12:34
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hector- noises, shell question, aggressive...
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Hector- noises, shell question, aggressive...

Hiya. It sounds like he possibly has a upper RTI and I think possibly have him see a vet as soon as possible, one that deals in exotics creatures, especially with experience with tortoises. With squeeks and noises from within it is always better to be save because once something takes hold it is a l...
by lin
06 Jun 2020, 12:17
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ideal Vivarium temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1375

Re: Ideal Vivarium temps

Hi Reece Just a suggestion but it has always worked for me. If you sort of badger a tortoise around the mouth area with the calcium suppliment he should open his mouth to try and push whatever it is away. If your quick you should be able to get a squirt of the liquid in. This also works with a nice ...
by lin
05 Jun 2020, 13:26
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Planting for out door enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Planting for out door enclosure

Hi Nic.
Climbing plants are ok but at first chance available tortoise will use them as a ladder to scale the areas they are climbing up.
You can always look in the database for the trees, shrubs and climbers category and have a sort through there if you like.
Lin
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 21:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sleeping advice
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: Sleeping advice

Thats all sounding pretty possitive and I do think your right and its a settling in period. To lower the temps from 25°C if you take the lid off the sleeping area or even half off you will find the temps at that end will drop a few deg. Let me know if that works and we will see what else we can do i...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 20:57
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ideal Vivarium temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1375

Re: Ideal Vivarium temps

Photos would be good Reece. They help us to see if there are any minor tweaks that can be made to perhaps make it easier for you and your little one. I see that Nina has sent you photos of how to transform a viv into an open area which allows great air circulation and heat flow. I wonder if that is ...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 18:57
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ideal Vivarium temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1375

Re: Ideal Vivarium temps

Hi Reece. I am afraid that those temps the vet told you are far to high. Tortoises have overheated and died in temps that high. A tortoise needs to be able to regulate his core temps to be able to digest food and absorb calcium, vitamins and other suppliments. We as carers offer the optimum conditio...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 18:15
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Ideal Vivarium temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1375

Re: Ideal Vivarium temps

Hi Reece. You are right about 40's being to hot. The hot spot should never be more than 30°C and there should always be a daytime cool area of 18 to 20°C. When you take the temps in an enclosure (is it a viv or table) it is best if measured with a digital thermomiter with probe and taken under the h...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 15:19
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi Nic. I have just sent you a PM about rehoming. Can you have a look to see if you have got it and contact me. Lin Summerills wrote: > Hi All > I am looking at getting my first tortoise and have been doing lots of > research etc to try and untangle the complexities. > I was planning on yearling and...
by lin
04 Jun 2020, 14:21
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Thanks Kimberley.

Lin
by lin
03 Jun 2020, 23:38
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: American burnweed
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: American burnweed

Hi Pete.

As you probably know we are UK based - I was just on my way to bed but we will get back to you regarding the suitability of the Erechtites hieraciifolius in the tortoise diet tomorrow.
Regards

Lin
by lin
03 Jun 2020, 22:21
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Wildflower in Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Wildflower in Florida

I agree it is Rhexia Nina. I had a post to send but popped out and forgot to send it.

Lin
by lin
03 Jun 2020, 15:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sleeping advice
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: Sleeping advice

By the cool part do you mean inside the sleeping area it is 25°C. I think looking at the photo he is to hot and looking for a cooler area and inside the sleeping area is the coolest he can find. When you take the temps can you take them at about the height of where the shell would come to, both unde...
by lin
03 Jun 2020, 12:50
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sleeping advice
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: Sleeping advice

Hiya Yes, I think your probably right in that the little fella is new and just going to take some time to settle. Your best bet is to try and distence yourself during this process and watch from behind a door or just out of his line of sight, for feeding place his food down and leave the room watchi...
by lin
02 Jun 2020, 20:30
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi Nic. Just my quick opinion on the lights for you to ponder and I am sure Nina and possible Kimberly will be along to give their views. If you get a combined and the heat goes then you looke the UVB too. With a strip UVB, although they do last less time (some have longer lasting UVB output though)...
by lin
31 May 2020, 01:22
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi Nic. Yes, keep waych both here and the FB page and I am sure something will turn up for you soon. The thing I find is there are not many people want to rehome a little one but as they get older the novelty seems to wear off. Another factor to concider is that a tortoise that is a bit older is als...
by lin
28 May 2020, 21:10
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi Nic. Can I just say we do have a Hermann for rehoming on our rehoming page and our FB page. Why dont you pop on there and have a look at Brokkr and get in touch if he is suitable. https://www.facebook.com/TheTortoiseTable/photos/a.341677282546611/3008718412509138/?type=3&theater https://www.theto...
by lin
24 May 2020, 22:48
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: USA - Weed Identification Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: USA - Weed Identification Help?

Your first photo is Black Bryony. We have not got our entry up for this one yet but it is a no feed. The 2nd with the yellow flower is Cinquefoil, a moderate feed - https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=510&c=6 The purple one is Vinca a no feed - https://www.thetortois...
by lin
24 May 2020, 22:21
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: USA - Weed Identification Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: USA - Weed Identification Help?

This one is Dock
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=134&c=6
Just looking at your others now.

Lin

Yahtzdog wrote:
> These are near my yard. Any idea what they are?
by lin
22 May 2020, 10:42
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Three young tortoises for rehoming
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

Re: Three young tortoises for rehoming

Hi Baileykenny18 I believe the last of these three are waiting to be moved to their new home. There is another Hermann for rehoming if you look up the list. Here is the link. He is a lovely young man and if you meet the criteria you could end up with this handsome man. Lin https://www.thetortoisetab...
by lin
20 May 2020, 13:43
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Brokkr the Hermann tortoise needing a new home.
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Brokkr the Hermann tortoise needing a new home.

Thanks Takara.
I agree you must be 100% sure you have found the parfect home for Brokkr (I love that name) before allowing him to move on.
I will set out the post for the FB page and send it to you for checking.
Such a sad but truly brave decision and I admire you for it.

Lin