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by lin
15 May 2020, 23:45
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Magpie attack!
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Magpie attack!

Hi Sam, before I forget can I say that tortoises are almost the easiest pets ever to care for. All we have to do is get the husbandry right, their dietry needs met and a safe secure enclosur and they practically look after themselves. :lol: The heat - Can you drop it down a tad under the hot area so...
by lin
14 May 2020, 19:30
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Magpie attack!
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Magpie attack!

Hiya. sorry I dont know your name, but how lucky you were nearby to protect your little one from danger. I cant see what you have circled, it seems to be to dark and I wonder if you could take another one and send it in a higher resolution to stop the pixelating when its enlarged. I hope you dont mi...
by lin
13 May 2020, 12:07
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Pimped up balcony enlosure
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Pimped up balcony enlosure

I can't believe just how fantastic you have made this Kimberley. It just goes to show with a bit of thought and a great imagination we can have the perfect temps no matter what country we are in.
A huge well done to you, you should be so proud of yourself.

Lin
by lin
13 May 2020, 12:02
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: USA - Weed Identification Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: USA - Weed Identification Help?

Hi Yahtz. Your wildflower with white flowers on is called Cardamine diphylla, Two Leaved Toothwort and what we call a Cuckoo Flower. Its ok in moderation but because it is from the brassica family it is not advisable to feed to much. Here is our link but be aware of the Goitergen note - https://www....
by lin
09 May 2020, 11:19
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: I.D help please
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: I.D help please

Hi Thomas. After all that can we just say the little plant in your lawn is one of the legumes (pea family) and often high in protien. So until we can see a flower (and please do keep a little growing to send in a photo later on) we would advise not to feed but if your tortoise nibbled a little it wo...
by lin
08 May 2020, 22:29
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: I.D help please
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: I.D help please

Hi T123. Thanks for contacting us and welcome to the website. Do you think you could take a photo of just one of the leaves and stalks on a lighter background. There are a number of plants that look the same at this stage of growth, but we need a clear leaf photo to get the id. Hope you dont mind. Lin
by lin
07 May 2020, 21:12
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Edible weeds
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Edible weeds

Hi and thanks for the photos. You've posted pretty much the same ones in the thread about safe soil, but I'll answer the ones here, so we're in the same place. Also, in future if you post plants for ID (and please do as they are always welcome), it's good to post them in the Plant ID section of the ...
by lin
07 May 2020, 19:23
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Help!

Oh wow. That is just the greatest news ever and lucky you were in the right place at the right time. So pleased he is back where he belongs and thanks for the update. Lin LRK26 wrote: > We found him today luckily one of my pigs was snuffling around the long > grass around the bottom of tree this mor...
by lin
05 May 2020, 11:35
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehomed: Female Tortoise from Hull
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: Looking to rehome a female Hermanns

Yes, she has been found a home Krista.
I have already contacted you but dont know if you have seen it.

Lin
by lin
03 May 2020, 21:43
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehomed: Female Tortoise from Hull
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: Looking to rehome a female Hermanns

Yes, I have answered you Tia. So pleased she has a home to go to of your liking.

Lin
by lin
03 May 2020, 15:01
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Help with identification

Yes, tort number 2, your right is Hermann. Regarding size. I have just copied this as an average so don't take it as gospel. ---The most widespread and encountered Greek tortoise subspecies both in nature and captivity. Size and coloration varies incredibly, with some specimens surpassing 11” just l...
by lin
03 May 2020, 14:40
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Help with identification

Tortoise number 3 is a Hermann. Male.
Lin
by lin
02 May 2020, 17:03
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Help with identification

Hi Lucre.

Just wanting to say that the head is looking very Ibera to me but I cant be 100% sure. Ibera tortoises (TGI) do get slightly bigger than the hermanns and TGG.

Nina, can I just say...Ner ner ner ner ner...I told you - :lol: :lol: :lol: Just off to find my big hat now.

Lin
by lin
02 May 2020, 15:21
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Help with identification

Hiya Lucre.
Having spent a while looking at number 1, I am leaning towards a spur thigh tortoise. I cant say the sub species but looking at the head shape it could be Ibera. Could you send a photo of the head straight down.

Lin
by lin
02 May 2020, 14:51
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehomed: Female Tortoise from Hull
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: Looking to rehome a female Hermanns

Hi Tia.
I have found your message and sent a reply to your email address.

Lin
by lin
01 May 2020, 22:12
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Help with identification
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Help with identification

Hi Lucre. Can you send in some more photos showing the plastron, the tail area so we can see the skin between the top of the leg and tail. The head and a shot from the side. It would be good if you could number each tortoise with the same number as the tortoises you have already sent ie: tort 1 and ...
by lin
29 Apr 2020, 17:26
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Shell shape
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Shell shape

Kpatt has just sent these to go with her question above.
Isnt this a cute little tortoise.

Lin



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by lin
28 Apr 2020, 22:52
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehomed: Female Tortoise from Hull
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: Looking to rehome a female Hermanns

Oh bless, a huge welcome and thanks for contacting us. Thats a hard decision to have to make tiacorinne, but a good one once you have accepted it. Thanks for putting your dear little lady first. I will PM you and you can also contact us at contact@thetortoisetable.org.uk. Also when you next write to...
by lin
22 Apr 2020, 19:46
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Tube feeding horse field tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Tube feeding horse field tortoise

All the info you need is covered in here Misty. Have a read and get back if you have questions that you need answered. https://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/nursing.html Can I ask if the tube is already inserted or you have to do it. Has your vet told you how much and when you need to feed and fina...
by lin
20 Apr 2020, 22:25
Forum: African Species
Topic: Bonding session!
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: Bonding session!

Aww bless. They have so much affection, sulcatas do, and daughters.
Lovely photo Bex.

Lin
by lin
17 Apr 2020, 18:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Help!

Oh poor you, and with such a huge area to cover. Its even more difficult because of this lockdown because I would havs suggested to go grab a load of kids and get them to help in a search.... Its so difficult because you are on your own with only close family so not enough to really cover any ground...
by lin
16 Apr 2020, 16:19
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Help!

I would still put notices around the outskirts of the area just incase someone is passing. I dont suppose there has been any luck yet :( Maybe he has hunkeres doen to keep warm and will wake with the heat and on those bright sunny days perhaps some rings of cucumber left within sniffing distence. Lin
by lin
16 Apr 2020, 11:50
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: tortoise's tail
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: tortoise's tail

Your more than welcome and please do keep us posted.

Lin
by lin
15 Apr 2020, 22:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 1806

Re: Help!

Oh poor you. Going along with what Nina has said I would put rather large laminated if possible, notes on the gates and around the allotments and both on the fences to the fields and also on the front of the fields (maybe offer a reward for his safe return as the kiddies are off school and will do a...
by lin
15 Apr 2020, 00:37
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: tortoise's tail
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: tortoise's tail

Owch, and yes I can see it. On zooming in it does look like that part of the scales might have died and will eventually fall off and I also notice the shell is chipped on the under curve. You could cover that part of the shell with a small plaster and pop along to a reptile vet to get the curve smoo...