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by Kimberley
13 Nov 2020, 21:26
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Small nasal bubble! *update in comments*
Replies: 12
Views: 2909

Re: Small nasal bubble! *update in comments*

I put Timmie in warm water under his lamp. He hates bathes but this way he loves it. The water stays nice and warm.
by Kimberley
13 Nov 2020, 17:47
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noises
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: Noises

Hi Nina, I hope you and your familie are well too and stay safe. Do you remember when I first had him, the first week he was in a plexiglas enclosure and was able to see his own image in it? Well I changed that ofcourse, but that's when he first started doing it, he really saw 'intruders' ofcourse a...
by Kimberley
13 Nov 2020, 16:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noises
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: Noises

Hi, I have a 6 year old horsfield named Timmie. He's becomming a man now, hormones, being very territorial etc. It's amusing to watch. It started in the summer. Timmie makes squeeking noises when he's patrolling his enclosure and checking for intruders☺️ It stops after that and he'll do it again aft...
by Kimberley
05 Jun 2020, 19:33
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat lamp advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7083

Re: Heat lamp advice

Hi, I have both here, flood and spot. Flood is much better, it gives a nice wide spread warmth that fades out. Spots give a very strong heat in a small area if that makes sense, don't know how to explain, too much in a small spot. I'll keep them for when a lamp blows or something, don't like them at...
by Kimberley
05 Jun 2020, 19:32
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Heat lamp advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7083

Re: Heat lamp advice

Hi, I have both here, flood and spot. Flood is much better, it gives a nice wide spread warmth that fades out. Spots give a very strong heat in a small area if that makes sense, don't know how to explain, too much in a small spot. I'll keep them for when a lamp blows or something, don't like them at...
by Kimberley
03 Jun 2020, 13:31
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 4009

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi, I agree with Lin! I've used both, started with mvb(combined) and now I have 24 inch uvb arcadia 12% tube and a separate 75 watt flood bulb for basking. The mvb was super expensive (40€) and the thing quit on me after 3 months. What also seems to happen is that the light still works but the uvb s...
by Kimberley
02 Jun 2020, 11:31
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Sex of my marginated tortoise and extra advice needed
Replies: 20
Views: 13393

Re: Sex of my marginated tortoise and extra advice needed

Hi,

You need to take close ups of the tail.

Kimberley
by Kimberley
31 May 2020, 11:18
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Liner for table??
Replies: 2
Views: 1758

Re: Liner for table??

Hi, I used vinyl in one piece for this. Tiles will leak in the end I think. I had a piece of left over vinyl from a previous home. I brought it because I thought it could be handy and it was. I cut in the corners, to make a corner and I taped everything with very strong aquarium/glass tape. Totally ...
by Kimberley
31 May 2020, 08:27
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Looking to become a tortoise owner
Replies: 11
Views: 4009

Re: Looking to become a tortoise owner

Hi Nic, My five year old Horsfield Timmie was a rescue tortoise. He's had a really bad life and the care and enclosure lacked everything you could imagine. I absolutely love him to bits, he's a great little dude. He's very friendly, he's interested, he eats out of my hand and he's not afraid of me a...
by Kimberley
27 May 2020, 07:28
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: My tortoise escaped
Replies: 34
Views: 13305

Re: My tortoise escaped

Hi Lucre, I follow this thread and every time I take a look, I hope you've found him! I'm sorry😔 I want to tell you a story I've just read on another forum. A woman in Colorado lost her tortoise in September last year in her gardenbed. She dug up her whole yard. Well he popped up at the neighbors ho...
by Kimberley
24 May 2020, 17:17
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Pimped up balcony enlosure
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Re: Pimped up balcony enlosure

Hi Nina,

I've sent you a private message.

Kimberley
by Kimberley
22 May 2020, 10:29
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Hermanns and fruit
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: Hermanns and fruit

Hi,

No they don't need fruit and I wouldn't give it to them. It messes with their gut flora and it's not a part of their natural diet. They might like it, but just like with kids and candy, doesn't mean you should give it.

Kimberley
by Kimberley
20 May 2020, 22:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 1711

Re: Hi everyone!

Hi,

I think you've seen his little tortoise weenie :lol:
I have a male and he sometimes flashes, it looks.. well... very different to sat the least :D
by Kimberley
13 May 2020, 16:44
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Pimped up balcony enlosure
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Re: Pimped up balcony enlosure

Thanks Lin and Nina, I'm also happy with it! The rug is a piece of the old balcony rug I had. I have a new one on the other side. It lets water through. He walks on it and sometimes lays under the ramp on it behind the campanula. Pee stays on top for a bit and then seeps through. Water goes through ...
by Kimberley
13 May 2020, 11:02
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Pimped up balcony enlosure
Replies: 5
Views: 2733

Pimped up balcony enlosure

Hi :D I've pimped up my balcony enclosure to make it more useful in different weather types. I live on coast in the Netherlands and our weather varies so much, 1 day it's 30 celsius and the next day 18. There can be a difference of 10 to 15 degrees celsius in 24 hours. I've extended the greenhouse, ...
by Kimberley
04 May 2020, 12:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Behavior change
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: Behavior change

I'm glad you don't know what to change cause I wouldn't know either :) The slate does become warm, but not too hot. He likes it and what he does if he wants a little less heat takes the outer slate or lies partially on slate. But Timmie is a lucky guy today because the weather turned out much better...
by Kimberley
04 May 2020, 09:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Behavior change
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: Behavior change

Hi Nina,

His table is 2,5 ft by 6,7 ft. I have changed his table layout a few days ago. It helped a bit, but he's still dissapointed. I'm glad better weather is coming again.

He has 4 logs 3 bendy bridges, 3 plants, 1 tunnel and 1 hide, 1 rock, slate under his lamp, a bath.
by Kimberley
04 May 2020, 08:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Behavior change
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Behavior change

Hello :) Since I made Timmies outdoor enclosure, he has been able to use it everyday. So for a good 4 weeks now. He went out from 11 till 5 pm. The weather has been great until a week ago. It became cold and rained alot, which was well needed tbh. Since he's not going outside Timmie does not get up ...
by Kimberley
24 Apr 2020, 09:36
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Spur thigh has kink in tail?
Replies: 8
Views: 3226

Re: Spur thigh has kink in tail?

Hi Nina,

Thank you for the reply, a bit strange the vet didn't come up with this and suggested euthanasia or an operation, that's quite horrible tbh!

Do you think he's a male or female?
I'm glad everything will work out and I wish them all the best😄

Kimberley
by Kimberley
23 Apr 2020, 19:36
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Spur thigh has kink in tail?
Replies: 8
Views: 3226

Re: Spur thigh has kink in tail?

I'm sorry to barge in, but I've been looking at the pictures and had a thought. The shell is a bit deformed and because of that, the edge of the shell above the tail is severely curled inward. A tail moves alot, for peeing, pooping and sometimes goes up a bit too. I think it touches/pushes against t...
by Kimberley
13 Apr 2020, 09:23
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Balcony enclosure almost done
Replies: 13
Views: 6027

Re: Balcony enclosure almost done

Maybe you can order anyway, I believe they ship in Europe. I would just check it out!

Have a great day! 😊
by Kimberley
10 Apr 2020, 16:45
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Balcony enclosure almost done
Replies: 13
Views: 6027

Re: Balcony enclosure almost done

Eating own grown tortoise weeds😄
by Kimberley
10 Apr 2020, 10:18
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Balcony enclosure almost done
Replies: 13
Views: 6027

Re: Balcony enclosure almost done

Hi,

I'm Dutch, so I ordered it from a Dutch company called plexiglas.nl.

www.plexiglas.nl

I have it now and this is what it looks like in the right corner.

Kimberley
by Kimberley
29 Mar 2020, 16:43
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Balcony enclosure almost done
Replies: 13
Views: 6027

Re: Balcony enclosure almost done

Thank you so much!

I'm also growing different things in hanging tubs and pots.

Dandelion
Lambslettuce
2 types of testudo mix seeds
Pansies
Calendula
Echinacea
Campanula
Plantain

Things are coming up, very exciting 😀
by Kimberley
28 Mar 2020, 16:11
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Balcony enclosure almost done
Replies: 13
Views: 6027

Re: Balcony enclosure almost done

Hi Nina, Thank you so much, it was alot of fun to do and to think about the layout etc! Today he was out from 11.30 till 15.30, he explored everything and walked and climbed alot, so much fun to look at! He can also walk and hide under the bridges on both sides and he really liked that. I made them ...