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by lin
10 Sep 2019, 11:34
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 2114

Re: Shell flaking :o

There you go. I bet your feeling on top of the world now. That is so good to hear from this side and to not charge :o you have a good'un there with a parasite thrown in. Amazing and always better to be safe.
Thanks for updating.

Lin
by lin
10 Sep 2019, 00:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 2114

Re: Shell flaking :o

Its best to be safe and it will be wonderful when he says its nothing to worry about.
xx

Lin
by lin
09 Sep 2019, 20:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell flaking :o
Replies: 16
Views: 2114

Re: Shell flaking :o

I would defo get him to the vet asap because looking closely at that part of the shell on the left of the scute it does seem to be coming away from the next scute. This could be because of the missing scuute and the growth making up for what is not there but it could potentially be the start of shel...
by lin
08 Sep 2019, 18:30
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hibernating
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Hibernating

You are right Dot, it is a little early for hibernation so I would do exactly what you are thinking. Get them up, bathe them, make sure the room and area of the tortoises are very bright to imitate mid summer and double check the basking area is around 30*C and a cooler area of 18*C. This is to imit...
by lin
21 Aug 2019, 13:16
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking to rehome
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Looking to rehome

Yes, thats the one. I have sent you a PM from here. Let me know if it comes through, and Anne is waiting for you to contact her.

Lin
by lin
21 Aug 2019, 12:13
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking to rehome
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Looking to rehome

What was the subject of that one Gemma?
Had a quick look and can't find it.

Lin
by lin
20 Aug 2019, 23:39
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking to rehome
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Looking to rehome

Hi Gemma and nice to hear from you and being a vet nurse is a bonus when looking to rehome. I think we do have a couple of here if you go through the rehoming meny you may drop Stitch and his owner a line. She is a two year old spur thigh. See what you think and give her a call to see if she is she ...
by lin
20 Aug 2019, 21:15
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Can you identify these please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: Can you identify these please!

Well done Paula. You will find it gets easier as time goes on. I hadnt noticed how long the nails were :roll:

Lin
by lin
20 Aug 2019, 16:10
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant id if possible please
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

Re: Plant id if possible please

Hi Debz. I would say it does look very similar to Watermint but the mints are so difficult to diferentiate from each other. What does it smell like if you scrunch a leaf between your finger and thumb, is it minty?

Lin
by lin
20 Aug 2019, 15:01
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 16
Views: 2107

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Should be interesting. Let us know Bex.

Lin
by lin
20 Aug 2019, 13:32
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 16
Views: 2107

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Its Self Heal, Bex. Moderate feed.
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... nt=304&c=6

Lin
by lin
20 Aug 2019, 12:26
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Boy or girl?
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Re: Boy or girl?

I agree, a male in the making.
Lin
by lin
19 Aug 2019, 17:43
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Can you identify these please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: Can you identify these please!

I would see how they go Bex. The more room and hiding places available for them will give then a good chance of escape and to sort their differences, so to speak.
Yes, send in photos for sexing and we will do our best.

Lin
by lin
19 Aug 2019, 15:02
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Can you identify these please!
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: Can you identify these please!

Hi Paula (and Bex, who we must thank for the recommendation) This is a lovely couple of Horsfields (note only one 'e' in that spelling - :lol: They could do with a bit of a beak trim but wow, thank you Paula for finding these and taking over their care. I am pretty sure that under Bex's wing they wi...
by lin
13 Aug 2019, 15:08
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 27840

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

I agree Heather.
Thanks for the heads up.
Lin
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by lin
11 Aug 2019, 13:41
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Bella Zoomies
Replies: 9
Views: 2555

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: 2437

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: 1090

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: 2437

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
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by lin
05 Aug 2019, 19:48
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Poorly Horsfield
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

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: 2437

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: 1364

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: 1364

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: 2437

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