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by Elaine
25 Jun 2017, 10:48
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED -Hermanni (T.H.B.) females x 2 Southampton
Replies: 3
Views: 2978

REHOMED -Hermanni (T.H.B.) females x 2 Southampton

Due to the owners ill health these much loved elderly females are looking for their forever home to retire to. They have had exceptional care and diet. Both tortoises have been with the present owner for 14 years with no health issues. They have been hibernated and have eating quickly on emerging fr...
by Elaine
14 Jun 2017, 10:37
Forum: African Species
Topic: Speedy's busy day
Replies: 11
Views: 4518

Re: Speedy's busy day

Bex, for a first day out Speedy has done so well. The more she is out absorbing the natural UV the stronger and healthier she will get and this in turn will increase the amount of time she will stay in full sun. It is always best to offer both sun and shade and let them decide for themselves, but li...
by Elaine
05 Jun 2017, 16:38
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Suitable wood for building outdoor enclosure
Replies: 21
Views: 6812

Re: Suitable wood for building outdoor enclosure

Is this when we say the gardens need it? I've seen Big Joe's enclosure that he has posted a link to. It really does do the job well, you can go bigger depending on the size of your tortoise and also add a 'lid' to one end if the rain is that bad. I learnt about Lumisol Clear from Big Joe, it is a he...
by Elaine
15 May 2017, 15:53
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: When keepers get it completely wrong...
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Re: When keepers get it completely wrong...

Thank you Joe and Paula for going the extra mile for these guys. I would have put money on this little one being a keeper as she was such a friendly little character. I'm glad you didn't as she has such an amazing setup to do what she was born to do and sadly there will be more knocking at your door...
by Elaine
11 May 2017, 19:58
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Nina's Talk at Evolution Reptiles
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Nina's Talk at Evolution Reptiles

This is a small snippet of a talk that Nina did for Evolution Reptiles earlier on in the year. I think you will all agree this was FANTASTIC: humorous, informative and an educational talk that will improve the lives of many tortoises. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NDslIzpSN4&feature=youtu.be Well...
by Elaine
10 May 2017, 19:38
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: New Horsfield
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: New Horsfield

Hi Andy,

Welcome to TTT.

What a beautiful little tortoise. All tortoises have their own "finger print" of a shell, this looks very healthy to me.

You should take a yearly picture of the plastron and carapace as this will be his individual ID.

Hth
Elaine
by Elaine
08 May 2017, 22:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: D3 Cycle explained
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

D3 Cycle explained

I think Arcadia have tried to explain this very well.
Elaine
by Elaine
05 May 2017, 15:11
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Hermanni (t.h.b.) - Cumbria- REHOMED
Replies: 1
Views: 1996

Hermanni (t.h.b.) - Cumbria- REHOMED

This is a fantastic example of this species .NO paperwork: so a Gifting form will be written out to keep everything legal as required by Animal and Plant Health Agency. He has been looked after by his current owner after a family bereavement. This tortoise strolled into a garden many years ago and t...
by Elaine
02 May 2017, 21:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Scruffy Tortoise!
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

Scruffy tortoise wears it well! She is a beauty.

I think she is just a healthy tortoise wanting to go and do what healthy tortoises do. Play in the sun, eat, drink, sleep and repeat. Tort after my own heart.

Thanks for taking the time to post,
Elaine
by Elaine
02 May 2017, 21:03
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Scruffy Tortoise!
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

Scruffy tortoise wears it well! She is a beauty.

I think she is just a healthy tortoise wanting to go and do what healthy tortoises do. Play in the sun, eat, drink, sleep and repeat. Tort after my own heart.

Thanks for taking the time to post,
Elaine
by Elaine
02 May 2017, 19:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Scruffy Tortoise!
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

Come on, we need some pictures of these mucky tortoises. Laurat you could try placing some flattish stones around the water and food bowls. It doesn't stop it but can cut down on the amount of substrate that can be dragged in. Have you checked your temperatures lately? With the warmer ambient temper...
by Elaine
30 Apr 2017, 20:49
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: A Special Hermann Male REHOMED
Replies: 6
Views: 4895

Re: A Special Hermann Male REHOMED

Another fantastic match for this special fellow.
Although a sad goodbye: the future looks like such a happy one for Romeo.

Again many thanks to all our TTT members.
Elaine
by Elaine
26 Apr 2017, 21:31
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Adorable Leopard female tortoise for rehoming - Cumbria- REHOMED
Replies: 2
Views: 2720

Re: Adorable Leopard female tortoise for rehoming - Cumbria

The present owner is very happy that this beautiful female and her companion now have their forever home. It's not to far away from them so hopefully will be able to keep in touch.

Thanks again to all of our members for your interest and shares.

Elaine
by Elaine
19 Apr 2017, 20:12
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Adorable Leopard female tortoise for rehoming - Cumbria- REHOMED
Replies: 2
Views: 2720

Adorable Leopard female tortoise for rehoming - Cumbria- REHOMED

This beautiful Leopard tortoise is up for rehoming. She was taken on by the present owner after a family bereavement. She weights 3.1kg and measures 32cm in length. At present she is housed in a vivarium with a smallel Sulcata: who get along really well. She has had NO health issues in all the time ...
by Elaine
19 Apr 2017, 15:10
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Horsfield male Bath REHOMED
Replies: 2
Views: 2540

Re: Horsfield male Bath (Somerset)

Henry has now found a very happy forever home. The new owner is more than happy to keep in contact with his previous owners offering updates on his antics.

Many thanks yet again to a TTT member.
Elaine
by Elaine
19 Apr 2017, 15:06
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Horsfield male Bath REHOMED
Replies: 2
Views: 2540

Re: Horsfield male Bath (Somerset) - now RE-Homed

Elaine wrote: > Henry 1.jpgThe elderly owners of Henry are finding it hard keeping up with > his typical Horsfield antics. So have came to the hard decision to re-home > him. Although they would like regular updates and pictures as he will be > missed. > > Henry has hibernated successfully each year...
by Elaine
16 Apr 2017, 20:07
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Hermanni female Carmarthanshire - REHOMED
Replies: 5
Views: 2843

Re: Hermanni female Carmarthanshire

TTT are so lucky to have such compassionate keepers and members.

A very sad goodbye to Juliet happened today. And a very knowledgeable keeper said Hello to Juliet after an incredibly long journey to fetch this lucky girl.

TTT wish them a long and happy life together.

Elaine
by Elaine
13 Apr 2017, 13:08
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 7378

Re: Pinworm

That's great news that not only was it less stressful for them but you too Bex. Now all that good food will be going to make them big and strong.

Job well done!

Enjoy your well earned coffee.
Elaine
by Elaine
12 Apr 2017, 17:47
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: MBD -posted by Jack Pye
Replies: 1
Views: 2259

MBD -posted by Jack Pye

This is quite a rare look at an x-ray comparison between a wild tortoise and a tortoise in captivity.

Thanks for allowing us to share Jack.

Elaine
by Elaine
10 Apr 2017, 14:05
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield tortoises share the nest
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Re: Horsfield tortoises share the nest

Lovely capture

I think in the wild they would naturally do this as a preditor can only eat so many eggs. Then again it could just have been our mini heatwave.

Either way busy girls,
Elaine
by Elaine
10 Apr 2017, 14:00
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield tortoises share the nest
Replies: 4
Views: 2508

Re: Horsfield tortoises share the nest

Helen wrote:
> You wouldn't believe the space these tortoises have and they both decide to
> lay their eggs in the same nest. The one on the left is a first timer, so
> perhaps she is in learning mode. Excuse my thumb in the corner of the
> picture.
by Elaine
07 Apr 2017, 08:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vet List
Replies: 0
Views: 1346

Vet List

Please have a look at our updated vet list and make a note of your local vet BEFORE you need one.

Hth Elaine

http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/tort ... OdE4zx4XYU
by Elaine
01 Apr 2017, 20:20
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: What to feed your Tortoise
Replies: 5
Views: 3059

Re: What to feed your Tortoise

Hi Nash, Welcome to TTT. It's refreshing that you are doing your research before they arrive. I use to keep Leopards, they are very charasmatic tortoises so you will enjoy your new arrivals I'm sure. Their diet should be 80% grass and 20% flowers and weeds. Ensure you add calcium daily as well as le...
by Elaine
01 Apr 2017, 15:50
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 7378

Re: Pinworm

That's really good Bex, this way it should be a very quick turn around and her gut will be clear. Perhaps the vet will mention this to the next customer as it is a big part of the worming process. Breaking the cycle. I think because they are so use to the process that they sometimes forget that to a...