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by Nina
31 Jul 2021, 13:05
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Crwban and Crempog Feeding Struggles
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Crwban and Crempog Feeding Struggles

Hi Stuart, If it was in a bag then it's almost certainly limestone flour or pure calcium carbonate powder, both of which are absolutely fine for calcium supplementation (and I use them too), but really they should be having a vitamin D3 supplement as well. The standard advice is to give limestone fl...
by Nina
30 Jul 2021, 17:50
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: News about the updated TTT app
Replies: 0
Views: 80

News about the updated TTT app

Latest News on Updated App: There are slightly different instructions for Android and iOS users: • New Android version has been released, so please upgrade. • iOS version also released, and existing users will be upgraded, but you will have to uninstall your existing app and move to the new app for ...
by Nina
30 Jul 2021, 17:26
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Crwban and Crempog Feeding Struggles
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Crwban and Crempog Feeding Struggles

Hi Stuart, Yes, you are getting things right, so well done from all of us at The Tortoise Table. Which brand of calcium are you using? I hope it's a calcium +D3 mixture. The reason that is important is vitamin D3 (which is produced naturally by the skin when it is exposed to UVB from the sun, and ar...
by Nina
30 Jul 2021, 10:51
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Crwban and Crempog Feeding Struggles
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Crwban and Crempog Feeding Struggles

Hi Stuart, What lovely little tortoises, and it sounds to me like you are providing them with a great life, and they are lucky to have found a home with you. How super to have bought one for your wife and one for your daughter! The only thing to be aware of is that if they turn out to be male and fe...
by Nina
30 Jul 2021, 10:23
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise enclose
Replies: 12
Views: 1236

Re: Tortoise enclose

Hi Hannah, It's great to hear from you, and I'm so happy to hear that he is in his tortoise table now and enjoying it! He's obviously responding to having a super tortoise table now instead of that viv. Do you have a photo of him in his table-- would love to see it. Re the sleeping more in hot weath...
by Nina
29 Jul 2021, 18:57
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Crwban and Crempog Feeding Struggles
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Crwban and Crempog Feeding Struggles

Hi Stuart, and welcome to The Tortoise Table! Diet is always a source of contention, and that is one of the reasons why we started The Tortoise Table -- there is so much conflicting information and wrong information on the internet. Here are some of the basics: weeds and flowers that have a green or...
by Nina
27 Jul 2021, 15:20
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Holiday
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Holiday

It just occurred to me -- if we get a long spell of cold and wet weather, is there an indoor, heated enclosure where your mother could take the tortoise to warm him up, etc.?

Nina
by Nina
27 Jul 2021, 11:43
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Holiday
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Holiday

They are amazing at devouring plants, and at escaping too! One thing you can do with plants like, say, campanula, is to put an upside down wire basket over them -- the sort of baskets that you usually put a liner in and are meant to be hanging baskets for plants. then the plant can grow through the ...
by Nina
27 Jul 2021, 10:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Holiday
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Holiday

I think you've got everything covered, and no need to be concerned about anything. It's great that that garden is south facing, and I don't think there is any need to worry about artifiicial heating while you're away -- the temperature could well drop a bit, and he might slow down a little, but in A...
by Nina
26 Jul 2021, 20:40
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Holiday
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Holiday

Hi Sharon, What a lovely enclosure you've made! Well done -- you must be so proud of your work! This is a difficult question. I would say that your tortoise should be fine, but assuming that you live in the UK, you'll be aware that the weather can be horrible at any time of year. Having said that, i...
by Nina
21 Jul 2021, 17:05
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Como se llamo esto
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Como se llamo esto

Welcome to the forum. I am afraid I don't know if you can see our forum without an ad blocker. I don't see any ads when I look at the forum. Nina killthara wrote: > Como se llamo esto i am from SPAIN. > > I registered a lot time ago. Can i see this web without adblocer? > > thanks )
by Nina
19 Jul 2021, 18:15
Forum: Questions about Plants
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: Feeding

Aww, thanks for the compliment, Stuart, and please don't hesitate to ask any questions you have -- that's what we're here for.

Cheers,
Nina
by Nina
18 Jul 2021, 16:11
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Preparation for winter
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Preparation for winter

In the wild he would hibernate from year 1, but personally I think I would keep him awake this winter, as he is very small. Also, you only got him in March, and we recommend that you have a tortoise for a year before hibernating him, just because it's super important that they are really healthy whe...
by Nina
18 Jul 2021, 12:22
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Preparation for winter
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Preparation for winter

Hi Amber, My tortoises hibernate for three months over the winter, but of course there are still lots of days when they are awake but it's cold and miserable outside and they can't go out and plants aren't plentiful. As far as picking from outdoors, plantain lasts all winter, you might find the odd ...
by Nina
12 Jul 2021, 21:41
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Aggressive Hermanns
Replies: 9
Views: 2752

Re: Aggressive Hermanns

Hi Steve, Tortoises -- especially males -- are notorious for going after feet and shoes (they especially love toes with red nail varnish on them and will happily mate with an old trainer). I'm afraid that this sounds like perfectly normal male tortoise behaviour, and Lenny is just a late developer. ...
by Nina
09 Jul 2021, 09:14
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID Please
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Plant ID Please

Hi Kirsty, It's good that you are checking on plants before you feed them! Your first photo -- the large leaf that is beginning to brown and die -- could be a couple of things. It's possible that it is one of the dandelion family, which can be fed, or it could be a primula/primrose/cowslip that shou...
by Nina
08 Jul 2021, 20:26
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tiny’s new home
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Tiny’s new home

Hi Bex, What brilliant photos and what a little paradise you've created for Tiny! Do be careful of that bindweed though -- Tiny could possibly use it as a ladder to climb out, but also the long tendrils can sometimes get wound around their legs or neck. I've attached a photo showing Dolly using some...
by Nina
06 Jul 2021, 12:30
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Volunteers wanted to test improved TTT app
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Volunteers wanted to test improved TTT app

Our super app developer, Steve Baldwin, has been hard at work during the lockdown making improvements to our TTT app. He now wants volunteers to test it out and give him feedback -- likes and dislikes, problems, etc. If you are interested, click on the iOS or Android link below, download and test ou...
by Nina
06 Jul 2021, 11:49
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Discount on Parasite Tests
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Discount on Parasite Tests

Veterinary Parasitology, the company who conduct tests for worms, protozoa and other tortoise parasites, via the post, have extended their discount to friends of The Tortoise Table for another six months. The offer is 10% off the price of the test, and to get the discount just type in TTT2021 at che...
by Nina
05 Jul 2021, 11:25
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Arcadia basking lamps blowing
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Arcadia basking lamps blowing

Hi Bec, UVA is different, and I don't think that is a problem with blowing, but I'm not sure. Do you have a source of UVB for your tortoise (if not a heat/light/UVB bulb, then maybe a fluorescent tube)? Of course being out in the sunshine is the best way to get UVB, but the quality of UVB in the UK ...
by Nina
05 Jul 2021, 09:32
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Arcadia basking lamps blowing
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Arcadia basking lamps blowing

Hi Bec, I'm afraid I don't know about the Arcadia lamps blowing, but I have had two lamps blow within a couple of months that weren't Arcadia (they were a cheaper brand). Are your Arcadia bulbs mercury vapour (combined heat/light/UVB) bulbs? I do know that those bulbs must be hanging straight down a...
by Nina
29 Jun 2021, 15:13
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outside enclosure
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Outside enclosure

Absolutely -- that's what is frustrating about common names. Another example is Rose of Sharon, which is the common name for three very different plants: https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=238&c=4#.YNspVkzTWNI https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/v...
by Nina
29 Jun 2021, 14:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: sleepy tortoise
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: sleepy tortoise

Hi Amber, Sheldon's behaviour could be a result of the cold, dark days we've been having. Even if they are indoors they seem to sense when it is colder and darker outside, but the important thing is the temperature in his table. The temperature in a room has a huge effect on the temperature in the t...
by Nina
28 Jun 2021, 21:17
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outside enclosure
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Outside enclosure

The bluebell that I'm talking about is Hyacinthoides: https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=169&c=6#.YNosZUzTWNI In the UK, that's the plant most comonly known as Bluebell. The Campanula rotundifolia is often called Harebell, and very occasionally called the Bluebe...
by Nina
28 Jun 2021, 16:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outside enclosure
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Outside enclosure

Hi Nic, That looks brilliant! Loads of interest and colour there. It's good you dug the bluebells out, as they are poisonous, and what a shame about the sedum (which one did you buy?), but what you've planted in that enclosure looks really excellent and I'm sure that Fergus will think it's a paradis...