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by lin
30 Jul 2017, 18:55
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: New outddor enclosure photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3634

Re: New outddor enclosure photos

Its looking good from what I can see. Well done and he does look a happy tort.

Lin
by lin
29 Jul 2017, 17:12
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: New family member, George the Hermann
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Re: New family member, George the Hermann

LOL - Dont let behavior fool you. How old is he Rachael, do you know.

Lin
by lin
29 Jul 2017, 16:41
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: New family member, George the Hermann
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Re: New family member, George the Hermann

Well he sure does look fit and healthy from here Rachael, a very lovely looking tortoise. I would maybe just give him one chance a day to eat because if you keep offering he could get stroppy and decide that you will always be there to offer something else. Give it a few days and I reckon he will be...
by lin
29 Jul 2017, 12:02
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: New family member, George the Hermann
Replies: 11
Views: 5231

Re: New family member, George the Hermann

Hiya. George is more than likely just settling in. This can take a few days taking in the newness, the sights and smells that he has never encountered. In the meantime try and keep the time you put out his food to around the same time, same area and then move away from the enclosure to where he can ...
by lin
23 Jul 2017, 11:58
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID
Replies: 1
Views: 1500

Re: Plant ID

Hi Donna.
This one is Crimson Clover and can be found on our clover page here. http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plan ... ant=96&c=6 as a feed in moderation.
Glad your finally back with us.
Lin
by lin
21 Jul 2017, 11:36
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Willowherb?
Replies: 4
Views: 2289

Re: Willowherb?

The thing about Willowherb is that it is very invasive in the garden and once you have one lot of seeds disperse then its everywhere. Luckily its easy enough to pull up and keep in check (only leaving what you need for the tortoise) if you don't allow the seeds to pop and pull while the flowers are ...
by lin
19 Jul 2017, 22:32
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Is this actually a Sansevieria?
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: Is this actually a Sansevieria?

It looks like you could pot it up but only a slightly larger pot as they do like to be pot bound. There are also a type of Sansevieria called Birds Nest Sansevieria that grow with shorter leaves and are formed into a plate shape rather than the upright leaves we know. They are lovely plants and surv...
by lin
16 Jul 2017, 23:27
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Various weed identification
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: Various weed identification

Oohhh! Thanks for saying that Nina, Helen. I think you may be right and a closer shot of the leaf would confirm what the first pic of the plant on the left is.

Lin
by lin
15 Jul 2017, 23:33
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Willowherb?
Replies: 4
Views: 2289

Re: Willowherb?

Your too good at this Lisa. Lol
Your right and it is Willowherb.

Lin
by lin
15 Jul 2017, 23:31
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Various weed identification
Replies: 9
Views: 3280

Re: Various weed identification

I agree again with Nina. that has got to be a first - lol.
First lot are
Sow Thistle
Dandelion
Violet.

Second lot are
Redshank (persicaria)
As above
Dandelion.

Lin
by lin
15 Jul 2017, 23:11
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Groundsel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

Re: Groundsel?

I agree with Nina. All no feeds. :(

Lin
by lin
14 Jul 2017, 11:55
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Kleinmanni Bedtime
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Re: Kleinmanni Bedtime

:o Thats just to nice.

Lin
by lin
09 Jul 2017, 22:24
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 34861

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Jayne. I agree with Elaine that artificial tears are not made for use with animals, so the chemist can't legally sell them to you. However, they are perfectly safe and we know of several vets who have recommended them for use with tortoises, so if you want to buy some (and say they are for you), ...
by lin
07 Jul 2017, 23:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 34861

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

Hi Jayne. So sorry to hear that Barry isnt 100%. It must be horrible for you to see him like this. I think it would be a good idea if we could see a photo of his enclosures, both inside and out. Anything that might make us think could do with a tweak. You do sound to have it all covered though but o...
by lin
04 Jul 2017, 23:41
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Garden weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 7557

Re: Garden weeds

If the seeds are there now then that means they would fall naturally if growing wild. In my garden I just tip up the plant to allow the seeds to fall. If you dont see anything this pop up year they will definitely be there come spring/summer.

Lin
by lin
04 Jul 2017, 16:45
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Garden weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 7557

Re: Garden weeds

I agree, Nipplewort and it looks like you have some seeds there too.

Lin
by lin
01 Jul 2017, 23:26
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Garden weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 7557

Re: Garden weeds

Your welcome Bex.
This has the ability to kill horses, so not very nice at all.

Lin
by lin
30 Jun 2017, 22:54
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Garden weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 7557

Re: Garden weeds

Ragwort, Bex. A big no feed. If you see any in the garden get rid before ir flowers or seeds or its impossible to shift.
Look for it in the database by typing in the search bar.

Lin
by lin
29 Jun 2017, 23:26
Forum: North American Species
Topic: A couple of Snaps from Big Joe
Replies: 4
Views: 4134

Re: A couple of Snaps from Big Joe

She is beautiful Joe, and I can see she had her eye on you all the time.

Lin
by lin
27 Jun 2017, 22:39
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Bugs
Replies: 3
Views: 2231

Re: Bugs

Hi Tasha
Its really difficult to identify a bug without seeing it so I wonder if you will be able to google and look at the images for Red Spider Mite and look for lifesize images. Alternative you could ask a neighbor if they know what it is and get back to us if you find out.

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2017, 22:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Travelling with a tortoise
Replies: 4
Views: 5327

Re: Travelling with a tortoise

Hi Teddy. I thought I answered something similar to your question the other day - lol. If your are going to travel with your tortoise in a box then I would make sure the box is sitting in a plastic carton with no lid so if he decides to pass water it will not seep through the box. During the journey...
by lin
26 Jun 2017, 16:33
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 2375

Re: ID please

Its possible they stay small because of growing conditions, water, heat, cold etc. Theres many reasons our plants are not always plentiful as we would like them, especially the tortoise friendly ones - lol.

Lin
by lin
26 Jun 2017, 14:36
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 2375

Re: ID please

Hiya Tasha. The top pic with all the thin leaves on the stem I would say is one of the Horseweed's but we cant be 100% sure until there is a flower head or buds. Can you tell if the stem is hairy. If it is then that is a no feed and you can type that into the database search and it will open the ent...
by lin
24 Jun 2017, 22:56
Forum: North American Species
Topic: A couple of Snaps from Big Joe
Replies: 4
Views: 4134

A couple of Snaps from Big Joe

Well, Snapping Turtles really,and I am sure he will be along to tell you all about them when he has time.

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by lin
22 Jun 2017, 21:48
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Need Help w/ Small, Yellow Flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

Re: Need Help w/ Small, Yellow Flowers

Hiya.
It probably is one of the Mustards/Brassica but without seeing one of the flowers up close I cant tell. Do they have just four petals per flower.

Lin