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by Starsks
15 Feb 2021, 19:41
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: White stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: White stone

Hi Lyn Thanks I agree it’s actually hutch that’s struggling Starsky the other one is laid back ,sleeps , eats and acts like a calm happy tortoise Hutch however ( the stone passer) races round and round the enclosure , or front room always on the go , he’s flatter and wider than starsky , who is smal...
by Starsks
11 Feb 2021, 20:41
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: White stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: White stone

Read this and explains what your saying ie nutrition can be reduced but this does not cause the stone right ? Just that supplementing with shop lettuce stuff does not give much nutrition? During winter
Am I right ?
Thanks
Starsks
by Starsks
11 Feb 2021, 18:59
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: White stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

Re: White stone

Hi Nina
Thanks for reply
I will read up on your links
He had one case which was clear mixed with toothpaste but like bird poo Sunday
Could nutribal a supplement for tortoises cause this
I put a tiny pinch on food which I spray with water twice weekly ?
Thanks
Starsks
by Starsks
11 Feb 2021, 16:43
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: White stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1304

White stone

Hi we just removed this stone from hutch by gently breaking it up Is this just dehydration as there are 2 water baths and I give them a bath every other day ? Or is it food ? We recently left soaked dry food only small amount like 10 tiny bits over the last 2 weeks Not sure why this happened ? That’...
by Starsks
24 Dec 2020, 10:58
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Christmas

Happy Christmas to all !
Thank you for your advice all year
Love starsky and hutch
by Starsks
24 Nov 2020, 16:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Mites
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Mites

I think someone has hacked your forum with porn
by Starsks
24 Nov 2020, 16:20
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Mites
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Mites

Dear Nina
Thank you for your quick reply I’ve been trying to up load a video but it’s not to be found on my phone when I try , do you have email I could forward it to as it has worked on email
I think the flys are different issue I was just thinking they could be the fly babies !
Thanks
Starsks
by Starsks
24 Nov 2020, 15:36
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Mites
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Mites

Hi Starsky and hutch are a year old now I just cleaned the tortoises out put down 20 litres of fresh substrate , they were in the bath whilst I did this Dried them put them by the fresh food and noticed hundreds of tiny mites over the shells ! I’m in a right panic ! The only thing I can see is some ...
by Starsks
17 Jun 2020, 15:04
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Rock biting
Replies: 1
Views: 1707

Rock biting

Hi Starsky and Hutch have taken to chewing on a rock They only do it in the outside enclosure The are happy little tortoises 9 months old and they even come when called ! They have a cuttlefish in the enclosure, vitamin substitute when indoors longer than 3 days Weight is steady and normal for age T...
by Starsks
25 Feb 2020, 21:06
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Biting
Replies: 1
Views: 1683

Biting

Dry skin Quote Post 25 Feb 2020, 17:41 Hi Sorry to bother you again Lately our hatchlings are more interested in eating us than food ? We once day feed a leaf by hand just to get them used to it , they clamber over each other to try and bites our fingers stretching their necks to the full and even t...
by Starsks
25 Feb 2020, 17:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Dry skin
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Dry skin

Hi Sorry to bother you again Lately our hatchlings are more interested in eating us than food ? We once day feed a leaf by hand just to get them used to it , they clamber over each other to try and bites our fingers stretching their necks to the full and even trying to stand on hind legs , they are ...
by Starsks
14 Feb 2020, 17:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Dry skin
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Dry skin

Magic
Thanks Nina
They look a bit gecko looking with beards !
:D
by Starsks
13 Feb 2020, 15:58
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Dry skin
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Dry skin

Hi it’s Starsks south glos here
Starsky and Hutch are 6 months old now weighing 46g each
I’ve noticed they have very dry skin , some hanging of their necks like they are shedding is this normal as they grow ?
They are well hydrated and very active
Many thanks for any help
Starsks
by Starsks
23 Jan 2020, 14:36
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

Hi Nina
Yes it’s me Gloucester
Thanks for everything tickle done
by Starsks
23 Jan 2020, 09:51
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

Hi thanks Nina
That’s fab
It so your observation booklets we have you popped in a free one as new year gift x
Thanks for all your help , I know where to come for expert advice in future !
Thanks
by Starsks
22 Jan 2020, 22:23
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

[attachment=0]40925703-133C-4956-B9BA-E5C252BE3AC1.jpeg[/attachment] Is it easier to see this picture ? Light aimed middle Water and feed bowl , white bits are cuttle fish, r plant pot for shade Bedding in left substrate everywhere else Hutch blocked of bottom right that’s got lid on it Quite far fr...
by Starsks
22 Jan 2020, 22:07
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

thanks They are Mediterranean spur I got your booklet to care for them They have cuttle fish Mat removed Calcium powder as you recommend Bath every other day Soft poo Toothpaste consistency nitrates They have never eaten the edible bedding only substrate sand and soil based They only ate that the fi...
by Starsks
22 Jan 2020, 18:07
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

Hi Nina We did experiment and he was too cold and like you said would have just stayed there , he was too cold to function The lamp is UVA and uvb and heat The matt is very low under the false grass , which then has substrate on top , and is keeping warm up to half way where the rock is not beyond t...
by Starsks
22 Jan 2020, 01:02
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Dandelions
Replies: 4
Views: 3571

Re: Dandelions

Grow plants and shrubs harmless to you tortoise
No doubt the weeds will come most things which grow a flower attract dandelions
by Starsks
22 Jan 2020, 00:40
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

I’m really just hoping if we keep it blocked he will forget about it
Been two days now still trying to get in
by Starsks
22 Jan 2020, 00:37
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

Temp cool is 14
Hot 27 -30 depending on where they are the coolness is cause there is a lid , but I left it open all day to see if they would wake ang go to the heat
The run is also bigger than it looks they have plenty of run within the heat area as we also have a heat mat full length
by Starsks
22 Jan 2020, 00:23
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

So you can see we blocked entrance
Hutch runs up and down trying to find a way in
He’s got his claws in the gap and almost flipped over trying ! Today he is sleeping top left
by Starsks
22 Jan 2020, 00:18
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

They are bathing in pictures
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Today
by Starsks
22 Jan 2020, 00:17
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Re: Odd behaviour

Thank you for your reply I have 2 African spur thighed tortoise in Uk Have had adults all my child hood till one died after hibernation and whilst I was at uni one escaped [attachment=0]F9F4916B-0D5C-4DA5-B9D3-8FAF7E25C7AE.jpeg[/attachment] Hope this helps We have since added rocks and different tex...
by Starsks
21 Jan 2020, 21:34
Forum: Guidelines
Topic: Odd behaviour
Replies: 16
Views: 9592

Odd behaviour

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hi guys New member I have 2 ,5 month hatchlings They have a hutch and run probably for and adult really , so we’ve sectioned off the run so they can’t go too far from the lamp We know our temp, food etc is right we’ve researched this and got good feed back from TTT But on...