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by Bex
27 May 2017, 18:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 6541

Re: Pinworm

Hi guys, sorry haven't been on for a while but life takes over!! Had builders in for a few weeks and it has been chaos trying to do everyday things, let alone sorting the animals and reptiles :( Speedy's worm count came back fine but Tiny's didn't so she's had a 2nd round of treatment bless her! Als...
by Bex
13 Apr 2017, 12:29
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 6541

Re: Pinworm

Just got back from 2nd round of treatment, it went a lot smoother today, both torts were more allowing this time! Will send off for testing again in 2 weeks to make sure all clear. Vet said unless there's any problems she'll see them again in a year, and said worming once a year was enough, but I I ...
by Bex
10 Apr 2017, 21:14
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata photo
Replies: 8
Views: 3534

Re: Sulcata photo

Oh my....they seem to get bigger in every photo!!

It's wonderful seeing them Lin, Ty :)
by Bex
09 Apr 2017, 15:32
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Tiny's busy day
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Tiny's busy day

1st full day in the sun...
by Bex
09 Apr 2017, 15:30
Forum: African Species
Topic: Speedy's busy day
Replies: 11
Views: 3732

Speedy's busy day

1st full day out in the sun....
by Bex
01 Apr 2017, 17:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 6541

Re: Pinworm

She doesn't seem impressed.....
by Bex
01 Apr 2017, 13:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 6541

Re: Pinworm

I emailed the vet, she said as it such a large area to keep clean it would be best to lay newspaper til a week after 2nd treatment, just cleaned it all out and found old poo amongst the dirt in the sleeping area so glad I did! Will def check that area a lot more once substrate back in! Wonder what s...
by Bex
31 Mar 2017, 06:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 6541

Re: Pinworm

I did ask if I could buy it and put it on their food but she said it's best directed straight into the throat as deep as possible to get into the gut, she had a long plastic pipe on the end of a syringe for Speedy. She did say cleanliness is very important etc but didn't say about newspaper, should ...
by Bex
30 Mar 2017, 21:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 6541

Re: Pinworm

What a morning! Vet appt 10.15, we went in on time and came out at 11.35 lol... Speedy & Tiny both successfully wormed without sedation, but not sure if it would of been easier to sedate Speedy, my god she is strong!! Also think Tiny is female too :) Poor vet had very sore fingers bless her and look...
by Bex
29 Mar 2017, 15:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 6541

Re: Pinworm

We are booked in for a health check and worming 2moro morning... Will let you know how we get on :geek:
by Bex
29 Mar 2017, 10:28
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Pinworm
Replies: 16
Views: 6541

Pinworm

Got Speedy's worm count back, he's got a high reading of pinworm :( Can I treat him with a shop brought product or have I got to go to a vets?
by Bex
28 Mar 2017, 13:32
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Growing weeds at home
Replies: 13
Views: 3977

Re: Growing weeds at home

Oops forgot bout the law! Most of mine came from an elderly neighbours garden, I offered to 'weed' her front garden to help her cos I'm lovely! :lol:
by Bex
27 Mar 2017, 22:00
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Growing weeds at home
Replies: 13
Views: 3977

Re: Growing weeds at home

Hi Andrew, I have tried this winter to grow weed seeds indoors but haven't been very successful. I've found if you find a young weed and dig it up with as much root & surrounding dirt as u can, replant it asap, 9/10 have taken and are growing well. They do wilt at 1st but then buck up.... I've had a...
by Bex
24 Mar 2017, 22:30
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics
Replies: 12
Views: 5629

Re: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics

Well tiny only done an inch worth, is that enuff to send off? (Can't believe I'm talking bout this :lol: )
by Bex
24 Mar 2017, 20:57
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics
Replies: 12
Views: 5629

Re: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics

Honestly too funny!!! Should I keep the samples in the fridge til I get a nice bit? (The kids are gonna love that!)
by Bex
24 Mar 2017, 20:47
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics
Replies: 12
Views: 5629

Re: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics

Well the kits have arrived...the pot is the same size as Tiny...and they want me to fill the pot...erm :shock:
by Bex
23 Mar 2017, 18:14
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 8352

Re: Indoor enclosure

No, it drives my family mad :lol: I do believe in doing a proper job lol!
by Bex
23 Mar 2017, 16:09
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 8352

Re: Indoor enclosure

Yay sorted...found the double stand on swell reptiles...Ty Lin & Nina :)
by Bex
22 Mar 2017, 18:59
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics
Replies: 12
Views: 5629

Re: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics

Just ordered 2 test kits, big Ty for suggesting it Elaine :)
by Bex
22 Mar 2017, 09:16
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Spam being posted
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Spam being posted

There back again! Must be so hard for you guys to keep them out :(
by Bex
21 Mar 2017, 18:08
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Razorback musk Turtle
Replies: 4
Views: 2057

Re: Razorback musk Turtle

Oh wow, she's very lucky to have you looking after her joe :) She is lovely!
by Bex
21 Mar 2017, 16:19
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics
Replies: 12
Views: 5629

Re: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics

Such a lovely picture Bex, might be worth sending off a poop sample since he hasn't had the best of starts. Wormcount is an online company. It costs around £15 and they will email you the results. Or you could ask your local vet for a quote. Elaine Ok Ty I'll do that, I'll get them both tested :)
by Bex
21 Mar 2017, 16:16
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed ID Please
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: Weed ID Please

Lol I looked in weeds!! Brill Ty, will try and plant some in the enclosure :geek:
by Bex
21 Mar 2017, 09:54
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed ID Please
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: Weed ID Please

Just come across this whilst walking the dog, have had a look through the database but can't find it, any ideas?
by Bex
21 Mar 2017, 09:42
Forum: North American Species
Topic: Tortoises from N.America
Replies: 5
Views: 2745

Re: Tortoises from N.America

So glad they cope with trauma :) so upsetting when human mistakes cause them harm