Search found 536 matches

by lin
11 Aug 2019, 13:41
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Bella Zoomies
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Re: Bella Zoomies

What a great idea with the ball and Bella having to work for her food and multitasking by using it as a backscratcher too...She will see her name in lights soon, you just watch :lol: :lol:

Lin
by lin
11 Aug 2019, 13:37
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Yes, of yourse you can. You can contact us directly via contact@thetortoisetable.org.uk and we will both get it.

Lin
by lin
09 Aug 2019, 20:36
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: What is wrong with my indian star tortoise?
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: What is wrong with my indian star tortoise?

Hi Kanda. I have only just seen your message and Nina has given you very good advice that we can look into and will help is to help you and your adorable little tortoise but what I did notice is that you say her cage is 60 x 30 x 40 cm and she is in there with her friends. It seems very small for on...
by lin
06 Aug 2019, 19:58
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Oh poor little fella.
Fingers crossed he will now start to go in the right direction and remember how to eat.
Please let us know how he goes between now and when he has to go back.
Good Luck

Lin
x
by lin
05 Aug 2019, 19:48
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Any news yet Teddy28. I have been thinking of you both today.

Lin
by lin
04 Aug 2019, 20:00
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Oh no. :cry:
We have our fingers crossed here to for you both. Please keep us posted on what the vet says.

Lin
by lin
30 Jul 2019, 19:20
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

Ah, what a brilliant find. You have never seen Nina grovel, neither have I but I will when she see's this - :lol: :lol: :lol: Its Blue Sow Thistle. Heres the entry we have for it and its a perfectly good feed that your tortoise will enjoy. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplant...
by lin
30 Jul 2019, 16:29
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Please can you help with identifying the plant/weed that will not go

Hi Robert I'm afraid I have to agree with Nina in saying we need a better photo. Is this leaf laying flat? Can to take another photo of it with the grass flattened around the leaf. Is this just a single leaf or are there more coming from the ground? So sorry for all the questions but I think this co...
by lin
30 Jul 2019, 12:14
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Poorly Horsfield

Have you tried going back to basics?
Finely chopping the plantain and adding it to the wet baby gem so he gets some of each?

Lin
by lin
23 Jul 2019, 00:03
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID on a pink flowering plant please
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: ID on a pink flowering plant please

Hiya.
What you have found is a no feed, its Campion. Here is our entry for it.
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=328&c=6

Lin
by lin
22 Jul 2019, 21:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Obsessed with my shoe....
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Obsessed with my shoe....

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I have a pair of sparkly flip flops if she wants to give those a try... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lin
Oh, and yes, its the weather, bless her.
by lin
14 Jul 2019, 20:25
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Flower ID
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Flower ID

Oh lucky tortoise. This one is Hollyhock Zoe, one of the Mallows and fine as a daily feed.

Lin
by lin
13 Jul 2019, 15:33
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Enchanters Nightshade /Circeae
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Enchanters Nightshade /Circeae

Hiya. Thanks for contacting us about the Enchanter's Nightshade. It is not one of the nightshades as we know them it is in fact from the same family as Willowherbs and Evening Primrose. I does not appear to have any toxic principles but has a rather strong peppery taste so tortoises might not like i...
by lin
10 Jul 2019, 11:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Boy or girl?
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Boy or girl?

Hmm. At 1 no vet would be able to even guess what sex a tortoise was, it would have to have been hatched at specific temps for male or female hatchlings and even that is not guaranteed. Best to wait and make sure, as I said even mine is a guess and there is still time for change - :lol:

Lin
by lin
09 Jul 2019, 20:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Boy or girl?
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Boy or girl?

Tortoises are not easy to sex unless they flash or are in the older category where we can be 100%. But this one does look like a young male to me right now, but there is room to change - :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lin
by lin
09 Jul 2019, 18:42
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Any ideas?

Hiya.
The plants you are asking about are willowherb, they're both are the same and moderate feed. Heres our entry.

Lin
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=360&c=6
by lin
09 Jul 2019, 17:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Boy or girl?
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Boy or girl?

How old?. Its looking male to me.

Lin
by lin
06 Jul 2019, 18:04
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

Wow, Teddy. Good hunting. Photos of your final result when its done would be brilliant for us if you could.

Lin
by lin
06 Jul 2019, 13:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise acting different
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Tortoise acting different

He will probably love it Devon. Most do but we do prefer the more natural here and have never found it to be a problem. See how the coir goes and because its lighter you may decide to stick with it.

Lin
by lin
06 Jul 2019, 10:51
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise acting different
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Tortoise acting different

Hi Dc92. Nina is entertaining family today so isnt around but I am sure she will pop in given the chance. Regarding other substrates. I doubt the substrate is doing any harm providing the sand is the childrend playsand but if you do feel you would like to change then a lot of people are now using th...
by lin
05 Jul 2019, 18:44
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

I actually do remember when that article first went up Joe. Well put together and yes, from me, well read.

Lin
by lin
04 Jul 2019, 23:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Drinking on his own
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Drinking on his own

Oh your more than welcome, and if there is anything else we can do then give a shout.

Lin
by lin
04 Jul 2019, 00:21
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Drinking on his own
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Drinking on his own

Hiya. Bathing the youngsters daily is a good thing and there is also nothing wrong in upping it to twice a day until you can see that he is hydrated (indicated by the urates being a toothpasty consistency) and leaving him for up to 20 mins each time. As the saying goes...you can take a horse to wate...
by lin
03 Jul 2019, 20:47
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Outdoor enclosure free -- collect from Rickmansworth

Thats a great snippet of info Joe. So many of us forget we need to wash our roofs to allow the natural light through even if it is lumisol.
The extended time out is unspeakable for our English weather really, so its well worth the investment.
Hope you and yours are well.

Lin