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by laurat
14 Apr 2018, 20:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Hola! Thank you for your reply! Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying the sunshine. Eeeeeee Nina I’m laughing at your post. I’m definitely going to be investing in a chop stick - my local Chinese takeaway is sure going to donate hee hee!!! That blumming thermometer probe has had me driven round the bend...
by laurat
14 Apr 2018, 13:13
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Well ... it’s alllllll done whoop!! The bearded dragon is now in the vivarium we were using for Vera and Vera is now the proud owner of a tortoise table! Feel free to let me know what’s right/wrong! Nina does the probe look right? I can’t seem to get directly below the bulb, just off set a little. C...
by laurat
11 Apr 2018, 20:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

I’m surprised I’m not ticking the days off on my calendar!
by laurat
11 Apr 2018, 18:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Nina you won’t believe how excited I am!
I spoke to the vet and the expert there said she doesn’t know and has not heard any negativity over tortoise tables ... hurumph to that guy!!
by laurat
11 Apr 2018, 06:23
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Yikes, the poor little thing, no wonder it was trying to scratch its way out!! I ended up not going for the £1 thermometers, when I got to the checkout the cheeky beggars added a while load of postage. Instead, I opted for this one from eBay (right bargain hunter me ha) and got 2 so I can check the ...
by laurat
10 Apr 2018, 21:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperatures again
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Re: Temperatures again

I think Vera must just be a greedy mite; when I introduced him to the Pre Alpen stuff about 3yrs ago he took to it straight away, but mind you, no matter what you put in front of him he eats AND he never takes a break, he just keeps going until his plate is empty. Anyway, he gets that solely 4-5 tim...
by laurat
10 Apr 2018, 20:35
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, whoop, great! Just been on to Amazon and found one for as cheap as a £1 and it’s got a great write up from customers who use it for tortoise tables and bearded dragon set ups. It’s got both Fahrenheit and Celcius settings too. And oh I so know what you mean about those stupid stick on round...
by laurat
10 Apr 2018, 18:34
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Lovely thank you Nina, I’ll take a look at those links and yes I know about them needing to be hung straight, I’ll definitrly be doing that, I have the L shape hanger all ready plus the guy who made the table has made me another that goes right across in case I ever go back to a uvb tube. Would you ...
by laurat
10 Apr 2018, 06:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Nina, that is marvellous, thank you, you have eased my mind completely! I’ve been in complete stress hell all night over it. Just the thoughts they’ve put in my mind the cruel (I shan’t put what I want to put ha). They even went as far as saying Vera would contract Herpes and that switching suddenly...
by laurat
09 Apr 2018, 21:44
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, thank you for your post. The shops are in and around the North East of England. I was shocked, and it’s scared me a little. I just want what’s best for Vera, and this has rocked the boat a little. They informed me that the people who write the articles for the likes of the Tortoise Trust do...
by laurat
09 Apr 2018, 20:06
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

That moment I head into several reptile shops to price up mercury bulbs and the domes for Vera’s tortoise table and I’m told that by transferring him from a Viv to a table will slowly kill him and I’m wrong for doing it and that all vets and trusted tortoise experts say the tortoise tables are bad f...
by laurat
28 Mar 2018, 06:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: Vera!!

Sounds like it’s quite the trend then!!! Nina wrote: > Well, I have sort of been through the reverse. When I first got my Doris, > she/he was called Boris (it seemed like a good, if trite, name for a > Russian tortoise). But after five or six years it became obvious that > Boris was female (and then...
by laurat
28 Mar 2018, 06:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: Vera!!

Neither can I Asecca. I’m just more relieved there’s nothing wrong, I panicked like hell!
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 19:39
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: Vera!!

HA HA, arrrrrr Nina you make me laugh!! Randall is also another name I’ve thrown into the bag as he is a recurring character throughout Stephen King’s novels (I’m a bookaholic!), but I think it’s going to be Atticus! I’m still calling him Vera. I cannot see Vera as a he. This may take some getting u...
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 13:26
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: Vera!!

Nina that is absolutely amazing ... it honestly amazes me. My mind goes into overdrive with things like this.
I’ve decided as To Kill A Mockingbird is my all time favourite book, Vera is now going to be Atticus!
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 12:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: Vera!!

Oh my goodness, how big please???????????? Jeez, I wouldn’t like to lay those myself!
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 11:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: Vera!!

I think ‘the bits’ look horrific! Goodness I thought something bad was happening!
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 11:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Re: Vera!!

Hi Nina, YES that’s what I saw! I panicked and was on my way to phone the vets as I thought it was a prolapse or something and then I stopped and thought ‘wait’ I need to check this out and voila! I’ll take a photo shortly and upload it of the underside. Name wise I’m thinking Percy or Cecil!
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 11:11
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, thanks for the advice. I might put a divider in her room with a doorway on that so she has two smaller rooms then when she gets bigger I can take the divider out and she’ll have the larger area. The ceramic heater was ‘surprise surprise’ at the advice of the shop I got her (now he) from. I ...
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 10:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3249

Vera!!

Help!! I think Vera is a boy! Bummer! I’ve just seen something for the first time that tells me Vera is not a lady!
by laurat
25 Mar 2018, 15:43
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

The table is in progress ...
by laurat
25 Mar 2018, 15:42
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, thanks for your post! At the moment she has a UV tube light and a ceramic heater on a thermostatic controller. Obviously this will not be so soon. Can you tell I’m excited for this tortoise table, it will be here this coming week?! I am thinking to start with I may try a mercury combined bu...
by laurat
24 Mar 2018, 08:22
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, thank you so much for your post, that all makes perfect sense now. Do you have much experience if combined bulbs, how long do they last? I will definitely be uploading photos for you all to see!
by laurat
23 Mar 2018, 19:21
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 16878

Re: Tortoise Table

Hello my lovely bunch, how are you all? Sorry, it's been a while since I have been online, life has been a little crazy over the last year and everything was put on hold, but now, it is time for Vera to migrate to her new tortoise table which I can happily (with a big smile) say is on order and shou...
by laurat
01 Aug 2017, 18:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Will!
Replies: 2
Views: 1926

Will!

Hey everyone!

Now, I know this is a subject which we all don't like discussing but when it comes to will writing, what have you, or do you have suggestions for your tortoise as we all know there's a high chance they're going to outlive us?

Thank you.

Laura