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by Heather
07 May 2021, 13:43
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Drowned - don't try this at home!
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Drowned - don't try this at home!

Earlier this week I read a fascinating article in my BCG (British Chelonia Group) newsletter (no 260, Mar/Apr '21) - Veterinary Corner. A 60y/o Hermann's, missing for two days, was found at the bottom of the garden pond. The short version is that 5 days later it was discharged, alive & well, by ...
by Heather
07 May 2021, 11:38
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: This weeks unknown plants.
Replies: 8
Views: 1854

Re: This weeks unknown plants.

I realise this is a bit late as a 'reply', but I think the 4th (last) photo looks like periwinkle!

Heather
by Heather
26 Oct 2020, 12:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sharing space
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: Sharing space

That's lovely Lin!

I will now try to post another photo that amuses me! Toto was cleaning up Cleo's bowl, & someone joined in!....so I dropped the cucumber onto the tray to create a phot-op! Quite why the photo has loaded sideways I have no idea - it is upright in my docs!
by Heather
23 Oct 2020, 14:06
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sharing space
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Sharing space

Hi all, My Achillea has free range of my cottage, & knows where to find her UV lamp. Before bed time, we always check where she has chosen to sleep - she has several preferred places, but I need to be sure she's not in a draft, or other place where she might get overly chilled. Her indoor life d...
by Heather
13 Aug 2020, 13:26
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Balmy Tortoise!
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Re: Balmy Tortoise!

...& I never could spell!

I don't think she could decide between eating ravenously & smooching a dap, poor love :oops:

Hey - she can go swimming today!

Heather
by Heather
12 Aug 2020, 15:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Balmy Tortoise!
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Balmy Tortoise!

This weather is too hot for me, let alone Achillea.....she's been chasing my feet (black rubber slip-ons) endlessly for several days. When is it too hot for balmy tortoise's sanity? :o

Heather
by Heather
13 Apr 2020, 23:19
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Turtles & me!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Re: Turtles & me!!

Thanks Nina - I did nettles as a veg last week - really tasty - just young leaves (remove stem), rinsed, & microwaved with a dollop of butter. I've tried nibbling at ground elder - pleasant sharp taste, but unlike Achillea, I just don't 'get' dandelions!

:roll:
by Heather
11 Apr 2020, 19:09
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Turtles & me!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Turtles & me!!

Hi - I do hope that my Tortoise Table friends are safe & well at this very strange & somewhat frightening time.....Unlike many, I'm so far enjoying my furloughed escape from work, spending loads of time with many friends & plants - added to by the gang from work (I'm a school Biology Tec...
by Heather
24 Dec 2019, 19:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wanting to lay eggs...
Replies: 6
Views: 4535

Re: Wanting to lay eggs...

Still nothing laid - just loads of wandering about, hiding in odd places, & very little eating. Bathing her every two days or thereabouts, & she's eating her small slice of cucumber c/w Nutrobal daily.

Where's a film crew when you need one?!

Heather
by Heather
16 Dec 2019, 11:57
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wanting to lay eggs...
Replies: 6
Views: 4535

Re: Wanting to lay eggs...

Hind legs Nina - in that way they do if they are very large, leathery, & on a vast sandy beach with an Attenborough nearby!

Heather :roll:
by Heather
16 Dec 2019, 10:58
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Wanting to lay eggs...
Replies: 6
Views: 4535

Wanting to lay eggs...

Hi folks - Achillea lives a bit of a topsy-turvey life, & I'm pretty sure our winter is her summer! In the last few days she's been behaving oddly, including doing a bit of faux excavating on a paved area, so I tried the washing up bowl of warm, friable, damp soil, which I thought enticing, to n...
by Heather
16 Dec 2019, 10:19
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 2901

Re: What is this?

No picture!

:shock:

Heather
by Heather
25 Oct 2019, 19:18
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Turtles Jade Emperor Pagoda Saigon
Replies: 5
Views: 12480

Re: Turtles Jade Emperor Pagoda Saigon

Oh WOW - all my favourite turtles in one place! Interestingly furry & green though......but the red 'ears' have always had my heart!

Heather
by Heather
29 Aug 2019, 11:40
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Nutrobal vs Reptivite?
Replies: 6
Views: 6185

Re: Nutrobal vs Reptivite?

Agree - excellent - I hadn't previously found this very informative info! (Slap wrists), but use Nutrobal daily on a small slice of cucumber.

Heather
by Heather
13 Aug 2019, 14:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Advice about puffy and closed eyes
Replies: 71
Views: 65567

Re: Advice about puffy and closed eyes

You appear to have a troll posting, ladies!

Heather
by Heather
13 Aug 2019, 08:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Weight Worry Sorted!
Replies: 0
Views: 3565

Weight Worry Sorted!

Hi - I was really worried earlier this week, when I weighed Achiilea (I do this randomly - sorry!) & it showed a distinct weight loss, although she felt 'normal' when I picked her up. I was about to contact you here for advice. Then it occurred to me to double check the balance! It is an Ohaus. ...
by Heather
04 Aug 2019, 20:02
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Scabious
Replies: 3
Views: 3047

Re: Scabious

Hi Nina - the search works fine for me now....I wonder if I simply typed in the search box before the page was fully loaded (my internet is very slow), but I also scrolled down the garden plants section & found it lacking....odd.... My Amelanchier was indeed good value - £4 in the knocked down s...
by Heather
04 Aug 2019, 16:43
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Scabious
Replies: 3
Views: 3047

Scabious

Hi all - confused I am....I thought Scabious was the same as 'candy tuft' but it appears that I am mistaken......I couldn't find an entry for Scabious by 'searching' (I've had a similar problem before) but eventually found it under 'S' in the A-Z section.....think I'm going mad (or stupid!).... Also...
by Heather
22 Jul 2019, 21:04
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Obsessed with my shoe....
Replies: 1
Views: 2281

Obsessed with my shoe....

Hi - I think this may make you smile.... A while ago I was worried about Achillea's behaviour towards my mauve, soft, plastic slip-ons (like Crocs) you may remember, & you reassured me that this sort of mounting behaviour was OK, even for a girlie tort! So, when I discarded them I kept one for h...
by Heather
27 Jun 2019, 15:30
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Wollemi Pine
Replies: 1
Views: 2440

Wollemi Pine

Hi,

Is this, my latest treasure, safe for the tortoise garden? This is a baby one, so a couple of fronds at beak height. I can't imagine Achillea nibbling it, but best safe than sorry.....

I can stand it on a stone or upturned pot if necessary

Heather
by Heather
27 Apr 2019, 09:56
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 4480

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

SHE - Achillea (formerly Achilles) lays eggs Lin!! :lol:
by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 22:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 4480

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

Thanks both - work in progress regards 'interest'. I like the log roll idea. The concrete pad against the cream wall (almost not showing) has potential for a 'sun house' next to the pansies (which is where Achillea sun-bathed last weekend) & maybe troughs of attractive edibles - my garden has ma...
by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 15:31
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 4480

Re: Achillea's new, improved space

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by Heather
26 Apr 2019, 15:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Achillea's new, improved space
Replies: 8
Views: 4480

Achillea's new, improved space

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by Heather
22 Apr 2019, 21:24
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Peony / Tree Peony
Replies: 9
Views: 6496

Re: Peony / Tree Peony

:D What a SUPER few days for tortoises to enjoy the outdoor life! I've been busy achieving my goal of an adequate outdoor space for Achillea, rather than the previous safe space based on weedy grass. Turf removed & replaced with membrane + limestone pea grave. Area slightly increased. The fun bi...