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by lin
29 Jun 2019, 19:56
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Rabbit Poo!
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Rabbit Poo!

Hi Chaz.

I dont know if its possible for you to keep the tortoise in a seperate area from the rabbit but I would try and deter it if you can. Also I would have your tortoise tested for parasites at the very least once a year to be sure everything is under controll.

Lin
by lin
28 Jun 2019, 20:52
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Substrate query
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: Substrate query

Butting in here - lol. Yes, poop can go into the general waste for collection the same as cats and dogs. All they usually ask is that uts double wrapped (in a bag in a bag) to avoid spillage.

Lin
by lin
27 Jun 2019, 23:13
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 69
Views: 19869

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Oh Rachel.
I am so sorry to hear this sad news and thank you for keeping us posted.
Baz was a little fighter and it is so nice that he will forever be near you.
RIP little Baz - x

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2019, 19:49
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Oh no...disaster!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Re: Oh no...disaster!!

That is so true I153_Chaika. Thanks for your input.

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2019, 19:46
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Plant ID please

Always best be safe Jo.

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2019, 14:32
Forum: African Species
Topic: My little Nova
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: My little Nova

Just an add on - the sand should be the kind you get for using in childrens playpits as if other sand, say from bags of builders or anything that stains orange it should not be used because if eaten it could cause impaction but the childrens sand is fine.

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2019, 12:51
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Plant ID please

I would say its an Elderberry sapling Jo, and a no feed.

Lin
by lin
23 Jun 2019, 23:30
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Anytime Bex. Love to help out.

Lin
by lin
23 Jun 2019, 14:49
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Things are finally flowering!
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: Things are finally flowering!

Hi Bex. Its so much easier for all of us to see these numbered. Special thanks to your daughter, she's a hero. Yes, pics 1,2,4,and 7 are the no feed Poppies. No 3 it Tradscantia - https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=482&c=5. Its a moderate feed. No 5 and 6 are Bull T...
by lin
22 Jun 2019, 11:56
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Weeds
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Weeds

Hi Julie. Sadly because of the abundance you can guess that this is not going to be a good feed and the reason we say that is because it has an 'umbel' flower, meaning it is shaped like an umbrella. There are so many of these plants that are toxic so we have decided to play safe and advise against f...
by lin
19 Jun 2019, 20:53
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Looking to adopt/rehome a Hermann Tortoise
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Looking to adopt/rehome a Hermann Tortoise

Hi Dcoppack
We have not heard from Marie Helene since April so she may or may not get back to you.

Lin
by lin
17 Jun 2019, 14:41
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Couple of quick questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Couple of quick questions

I agree with you Pete, It probably is the fescue.
Lin
by lin
16 Jun 2019, 21:10
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Couple of quick questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Couple of quick questions

Hi Pete.
I wonder if you think your grass could be Tall Fescue. I do believe it is a grass and be fine to feed but we must be sure before we can say 100% what it is. Have you got a photo of it growing in situ and is there something you could use as a market for size.

Lin
by lin
07 Jun 2019, 20:06
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Weed ID please

Its most definatley one of the Lamiaceae plants Pete28, but its the specific one that we cant be sure off until flowers appear.

Lin
by lin
06 Jun 2019, 11:50
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers

Yes, leaf colour will probably bepend on species and the growing conditions Oxalis.

Lin
by lin
04 Jun 2019, 23:20
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed ID please
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Weed ID please

Hi Jo. Sorry I have taken so long to get back to you. This looks like it is one of the Lamiaceae family of plants but the trouble is there are so many its hard to tell which one until there are some flower buds to go by. Can you have a try of brushing a leaf between your thumb and finger to see what...
by lin
04 Jun 2019, 19:53
Forum: African Species
Topic: Tortoise
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Tortoise

Some say its ok and some say not. I am afraid I am of the mind of 100% no dont do it. I had a huge sulcata walk over a large leopard and stood on its neck. It was lucky I was there on my way to removing the sulcata from the leopard enclosure and see what happened. If it wasnt there it could have bee...
by lin
04 Jun 2019, 18:04
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers

Hiya Oxalis. I would say this is Burdock but to be 100% sure I would like a photo when it has grown a bit more. It could also be Honesty so it would be best if we waited a while. Can you ask Mum if this has kind of a fuzzy feel to it and how big the leaves are, a hand for comparisom would be ideal? ...
by lin
03 Jun 2019, 23:49
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: Shrub with Red Leaves and White Flowers

Hmm. I'm wondering if this is a purple leaf Flowering Plum. Have a look at our entry and compare Oxalis. https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=596&c=4 It should be fine to transplant though if you lift a large enough rootball and spend plenty of time watering it into t...
by lin
30 May 2019, 18:50
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Oh no...disaster!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Re: Oh no...disaster!!

As I said to someone on the FB page Bex, electricity does not need a reason.

Lin
by lin
30 May 2019, 14:13
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Horsfield beak
Replies: 10
Views: 1303

Re: Horsfield beak

Thanks Laura.
Keep us posted on what the vet says. Good luck.

Lin
by lin
30 May 2019, 11:44
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Horsfield beak
Replies: 10
Views: 1303

Re: Horsefield beak

Hi NOrman. He is a lovely chap and does have a bit of an underbite. Cxan I ask what substrate you are using because if the bottom jaw starts to act as a shovel then I wouldnt like this little one to become impacted on ingested substrate. I think if you pop him along to a vet that knows about tortois...
by lin
28 May 2019, 23:14
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Oh no...disaster!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Re: Oh no...disaster!!

Thanks for allowing that Bex, thats really kind under the circumstances. We all overlook things sometimes and nobody is 100% all of the time. Maybe its because of things like this happening that makes us a little better in what we do. Accidents happen no matter how bad they make us feel. Everyone is...
by lin
28 May 2019, 16:12
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Oh no...disaster!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2494

Re: Oh no...disaster!!

:o :( :o . Oh Bex. I cannot start to imagine how scary it was for you and I cant tell you how pleased I am that Speedy made it out herself and finding a safe area. Just goes to show how robust and knowing they are. Looking at the photos of the aftermath is making my blood run cold. You are a hero, q...
by lin
24 May 2019, 20:27
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise now in my care
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Tortoise now in my care

I forgot to say that the heat pad/mat on the floor really does not do the tortoise a favour and it can be quite dangerous causing severe burns. Re the red light. Again that is not needed but more important with this tortoise being in a school it should be made clear that a tortoise needs UVB but UVB...