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by Bex
19 Mar 2017, 08:33
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata photo
Replies: 10
Views: 15277

Re: Sulcata photo

Thank you for posting them, they are truly magnificent Lin :)
by Bex
18 Mar 2017, 21:29
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata pics
Replies: 9
Views: 9785

Re: Sulcata pics

Hey what a great idea Nina! Will def do that 2moro :geek:
by Bex
18 Mar 2017, 17:55
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata pics
Replies: 9
Views: 9785

Sulcata pics

Thought I'd start a Sulcata thread...... Here's my Speedy :)
by Bex
18 Mar 2017, 08:02
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure 2
Replies: 6
Views: 10352

Re: Indoor enclosure 2

I have an adjustable lamp stand so I start it approx 6 inches from the floor of the table and as it warms up I move it further up as not to overheat him. Have found him extremely hot a cpl times so it's trial & error really, the box is an old corn snake viv which I took the lid off. I've had to take...
by Bex
17 Mar 2017, 19:54
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure 2
Replies: 6
Views: 10352

Re: Indoor enclosure 2

I could not of done it without your help, just glad I'm on the right path now :)

I also hope it helps others who are starting out or, like I was, struggling to meet their needs.
by Bex
17 Mar 2017, 15:20
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure 2
Replies: 6
Views: 10352

Indoor enclosure 2

Hi, this is Tiny's table, I will replace the wood chip asap... I have an over hanging heat 50w lamp and a small uv (will get a strip too & cuttlefish etc) :geek:
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 22:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Saying Hi
Replies: 13
Views: 16882

Re: Saying Hi

Just re-read that and removing wood chip 2moro! Totally didn't think it cud catch fire :(
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 22:50
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Saying Hi
Replies: 13
Views: 16882

Re: Saying Hi

Yes thanks to reading your old forum Tiny has a new table too, will post a pic 2moro and I don't feed him tomatoes anymore! I am now using topsoil/sand, pebbles and a small amount of wood chip (pic will explain) :geek:
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 22:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 22277

Re: Indoor enclosure

No unfortunately it's just wall, 1 door on the side at the other end but it's always open. He has run of the house all day and garden (weather permitting) so he's not in there all the time.
Big Ty for all your advice, so glad I found you guys :geek:
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 22:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Saying Hi
Replies: 13
Views: 16882

Re: Saying Hi

Nina wrote:
16 Mar 2017, 21:47
LOL -- great idea for the re-sizing, Bex! I'm sending all of my photos to Lin in future . . . .. <ducks>. Am just going to check out the photos in the indoor section.

Nina

Sorry Lin :shock:
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 22:05
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 22277

Re: Indoor enclosure

Hi Bex, If you fitted a reflector on your UV strip it would at least double the amount of UV towards your tort and protect your eyes from harm. What are the other two lights? I'd pop some cuttlefish in there because they grow at such a rate this would allow him to top up on calcium as and when requ...
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 22:00
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 22277

Re: Indoor enclosure

Its looking wonderful for him Bex. This is just a suggestion but if he were mine I would add some dried grass in a corner so that he can eat as and when he likes. Grass is the best thing a sulcata can eat and if its constantly available 24/7 he will get used to it making it easier to feed him durin...
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 21:55
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Saying Hi
Replies: 13
Views: 16882

Re: Saying Hi

Yippee! You have the honour of posting the first photo on this forum, Bex -- and what lovely tortoses they are! Tell us some more about them -- how long you've had them, about their enclosures -- anything really -- we love lo see photos and hear about the torts people keep. Nina Hi Nina, 2 long sto...
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 21:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Saying Hi
Replies: 13
Views: 16882

Re: Saying Hi

Hehe :oops: I've put it under indoor enclosures, will put Tiny's home on there 2moro (expect a pic Lin :lol: )
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 20:54
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 22277

Indoor enclosure

I have just finished building my sulcata his new home, it took 3 days, 2 broken fingernails, backache and my eldest to shout at me several times...but it was worth it! It measures 5ftx3ft and it's in the cupboard under the stairs. It has a door that I leave open all day so he can roam but he does sp...
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 20:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Fantastic new forum
Replies: 7
Views: 8287

Re: Fantastic new forum

Hi joe, I totally agree, if it wasn't for Lin and the team I'd still be stressing over my sulcata Speedy! But finding this website was the best thing ever! :geek:
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 20:24
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Saying Hi
Replies: 13
Views: 16882

Re: Saying Hi

Yay.... Here they are 8-)
by Bex
16 Mar 2017, 19:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Saying Hi
Replies: 13
Views: 16882

Saying Hi

Hi, just to introduce us... I'm Bex and I have a 2 yr old Sulcata called Speedy and an approx 10 month old med spur thighed called Tiny (although not too sure what he is or how old!)

Does anyone know how to make pics smaller to post? I'm on an iPad

Ty :geek: