Meeting the family

Post your pictures and any questions here of European tortoises e.g. Ibera Spur Thigh, Ibera Graeca, Marginated, Hermanns, Kleinmanni and we include the Horsfield tortoise. Also, do add pictures of Mediterranean tortoises you have seen in the wild.
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Summerangel
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Meeting the family

Post by Summerangel » 15 Aug 2017, 23:17

Thought I'd take the opportunity to take a picture of the hatchlings with the older tortoises in the sunshine ☀️
This picture was just for the purpose of a family photo, then I put them back in their enclosure.

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Post by Summerangel » 15 Aug 2017, 23:20

Back in their enclosure
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Re: Meeting the family

Post by Nina » 16 Aug 2017, 08:21

That's a lovely family, Julia, and I think you have created a little tortie paradise! Thanks so much for posting the photos (and I do love your enclosures)!

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Re: Meeting the family

Post by lin » 16 Aug 2017, 11:27

oh, those babies look far to knowledgeable to be just hatchlings. The one angled against the stone basking is amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing your family or shelled ones with us, they're perfect.

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Re: Meeting the family

Post by Summerangel » 16 Aug 2017, 21:32

When I put my hatchlings on the grass to take the photo. Which I've never done before with any hatchlings. I noticed they wanted to tuck right into the grass. I was shocked!
Although I know my older Iberas like to graze on the lawn, which is why I left them some in their enclosure.
I was wondering if I should set some grass seed in a seed tray with topsoil and let them graze on it. I've never done this with hatchlings before

What do you think? Is this ok to do? .
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Post by Nina » 17 Aug 2017, 08:08

I don't keep Iberas, so I'm not sure but I can't see why not. A small patch of grass would provide a different texture for them to walk on and if they like nibbling it, it should be fine. I have Horsfields and for years they never paid any attention to grass, but last year and this year for some reason they love it.

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Post by lin » 17 Aug 2017, 11:14

LOL - They make up their own rules as they go.
I have an Ibera adult and she has always nibbled grass but only after eating the weeds and flowers.
As Nina suggests I think it would be a great idea to plant up a tray for them to add texture as well as a side order :lol:

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Summerangel wrote:
> When I put my hatchlings on the grass to take the photo. Which I've never
> done before with any hatchlings. I noticed they wanted to tuck right into
> the grass. I was shocked!
> Although I know my older Iberas like to graze on the lawn, which is why I
> left them some in their enclosure.
> I was wondering if I should set some grass seed in a seed tray with topsoil
> and let them graze on it. I've never done this with hatchlings before
>
> What do you think? Is this ok to do? .

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Re: Meeting the family

Post by Summerangel » 17 Aug 2017, 17:21

Haha side order. Yes, I'll plant up a tray as a side order, it will be there if they want it..


lin wrote:
> LOL - They make up their own rules as they go.
> I have an Ibera adult and she has always nibbled grass but only after eating the
> weeds and flowers.
> As Nina suggests I think it would be a great idea to plant up a tray for them to add
> texture as well as a side order :lol:
>
> Lin
>
>
>
> Summerangel wrote:
> > When I put my hatchlings on the grass to take the photo. Which I've never
> > done before with any hatchlings. I noticed they wanted to tuck right into
> > the grass. I was shocked!
> > Although I know my older Iberas like to graze on the lawn, which is why I
> > left them some in their enclosure.
> > I was wondering if I should set some grass seed in a seed tray with topsoil
> > and let them graze on it. I've never done this with hatchlings before
> >
> > What do you think? Is this ok to do? .
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