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by lin
13 May 2021, 23:16
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Substrate for horsefield
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Substrate for horsefield

Hi Karen. Thanks for contacting us and congratulations on your new tortoise. I will send you a copy of the Horsfield caresheet and while you are reading that maybe we could make a few tweaks to your enclosure to make things easier if you send in a photo of the setup (it’s sounds all good to me with ...
by lin
12 May 2021, 19:51
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Sulcata care sheet
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Sulcata care sheet

Bex wrote: Aww, Bex. So sorry your having to move Speedy on, but as you know, that option will come to us all within the time of their lifespan. It sounds like a wonderful new home you have set out for him, but I know that goes without saying under your watch xx Oh! Bex, your kind words are so lovel...
by lin
10 May 2021, 15:56
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Victor - Warrington, Cheshire.
Replies: 0
Views: 45

REHOMED - Victor - Warrington, Cheshire.

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. Victor, a male Horsfield of around 11 years old has so much energy he is looking for a nice secure enclosure to have a good run. His owner has cared for him for many years taking h...
by lin
09 May 2021, 16:28
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Basking spot wattage question
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Basking spot wattage question

Hiya, and thanks for contacting us. To get the correct temperature in the basking spot you can raise the bulb higher until the desired 30*C is levelled out, but, as you say that cannot be done and if the house is constantly warm then maybe you don’t need one with such a high temp but try, as you say...
by lin
03 May 2021, 23:11
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Loss of appetite
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Loss of appetite

Hi Tarajane. So pleased you and Jima like the records booklet. They do come in handy and hold so much information that can be called up when it’s needed. Yes, regarding the heat during the night. It can go back to normal settings after treatment has finished. I would nock off a couple of degrees a n...
by lin
29 Apr 2021, 21:40
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED. Male Spur Thigh - North London
Replies: 1
Views: 164

REHOMED. Male Spur Thigh - North London

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. This delightful old boy, Toby is a male Spur Thigh just touching his golden years between 70/80 years old. He will need collected from Enfield in North London Toby is looking for a...
by lin
13 Apr 2021, 19:35
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - FEMALE HERMANN
Replies: 0
Views: 669

REHOMED - FEMALE HERMANN

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. Esme is a 10 year old, female Hermann who will be looking for a new home with a garden similar to the one she is used to. Esme’s keepers are moving to a place that does not have a ...
by lin
10 Apr 2021, 14:04
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Shell damage Hermann's
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Re: Shell damage Hermann's

The general rule of thumb regarding the outside temps is if you can go out in a short sleeve t shirt then it’s ok for tortoises...However, I think the rules are different for you hardy bunch in Scotland :lol: you wear t shirts when there’s snow on the ground :lol: I agree with Nina, it’s a bit chill...
by lin
10 Apr 2021, 12:10
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Shell damage Hermann's
Replies: 6
Views: 1145

Re: Shell damage Hermann's

Hi Richard (hope that’s right) It looks like at sometime there has been some damage to the shell and I can see where the shell will eventually flake off. What we need to make sure is that it’s clean and there is no live infection in there. A gentle daily scrub with a soft toothbrush with just water ...
by lin
07 Apr 2021, 15:17
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Skin problem
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Skin problem

Hi Neville mum.
Would you like to send in a photo showing the places that are worn and how she is doing it. It will help us to maybe find an answer.

Lin
by lin
02 Apr 2021, 12:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?

That’s the best thing about tortoises Bex. They don’t worry about state of the are enclosures. Somewhere comfy, warm and dry just about covered it.
I love yours, it’s just like a miniature cottage garden.
Lin
by lin
30 Mar 2021, 20:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise on his back
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Tortoise on his back

Hi Amber. The bigger the tortoise, I believe the longer it would survive without harm. The reason I say this is when they used to travel the seas they would take the giant tortoises on board their boats and store them on their backs to keep the food source going for fresh meat...yuk. Usually they st...
by lin
30 Mar 2021, 18:05
Forum: Identification of Plants from outside of the UK
Topic: Tropical Weed ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: Tropical Weed ID

Do you think this could be one of the spermacoca, particularly this one. http://www.natureloveyou.sg/Spermacoce% ... /Main.html. Every time I do a search the S. exiles is always somewhere on the page.

Lin
by lin
30 Mar 2021, 12:19
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Urgent need of advice please for outside enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Urgent need of advice please for outside enclosure

From what I can see this looks like a well thought through outdoor enclosure, and being in a rural area you are right to fear the predators with rats being the number one concern. Can I just clarify a few things first. The side against the house. There is not going to be earth touching the house wal...
by lin
28 Mar 2021, 21:01
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?

Oh my, what a little cutie you have Nic. Growing so nice too. That’s a lovely garden you have there, an amazing canvas you can have so much fun with but I would make a secure barrier for the pond though to keep both your tortoise out a any herons that might have an eye on it. As for an enclosure - h...
by lin
27 Mar 2021, 17:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hatchling Health?
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Hatchling Health?

Have you noticed any change in the behaviour of Violet, since lowering the temps? Tortoise life, I assume you have, it’s a good product but as you have found quite expensive. Topsoil is usually available but it gets pretty scarce during gardening season. Have you tried wicks, b&q, even Wilko sel...
by lin
27 Mar 2021, 00:01
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hatchling Health?
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Hatchling Health?

Hiya, I am going to take at Violet but please accept my apologies if you are the Spike part of the duo. First of all congratulation on getting your first tortoise (can I ask where you got it from, maybe a breeder or pet shop or perhaps rehomed? And a very warm welcome to the the tortoise table. I ca...
by lin
25 Mar 2021, 11:47
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Plants
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Plants

Hi Amber. We do not have a printable list for edible plants but what you could do is use the filter we have in the plant database. It works like this... How to Use the Traffic Light Filters Once in the plant database -- for example the Wildflower section -- at the top of the page you will see our ‘t...
by lin
24 Mar 2021, 17:30
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Started on outdoor enclosure.
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Started on outdoor enclosure.

That’s looking and sounding good Claire. I can’t wait to see the end product and the happy tortoise that will live in there.
Keep at it with the Ragwort and you will win. Making sure it never goes to seed will help.

Lin
by lin
24 Mar 2021, 15:15
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMING - Male Horsfield - York, North Yorkshire
Replies: 0
Views: 587

REHOMING - Male Horsfield - York, North Yorkshire

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is both Facebook and The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. Henry is a male Horsfield tortoise who is 6 years old, the owner hadn’t realised the dangers of tortoises sold by most pet shops and soon after purchase, followin...
by lin
22 Mar 2021, 20:34
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Injured wild tortoise
Replies: 21
Views: 1692

Re: Injured wild tortoise

Wow, Shelby really is making some good progress Vicky. Such a strong urge to get on with life, they have, don’t you think. The antibiotic powder is a good choice to carry on with, did Andy say for how long to use it? I would guess your vet has said it will be ok for him to go to an outside enclosure...
by lin
13 Mar 2021, 15:39
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Injured wild tortoise
Replies: 21
Views: 1692

Re: Injured wild tortoise

Hi Vicky Do you know exactly where Shelby (is that right) passing his wee and poops from? I can’t make out exactly where the cloaca is so it’s difficult for me to see exactly where. A good idea to keep tabs on the eating is to only put in one or two leaves and check then at intervals through the day...
by lin
13 Mar 2021, 12:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Injured wild tortoise
Replies: 21
Views: 1692

Re: Injured wild tortoise

Hi Vicky. You must be some kind of saint to have got this little lovely this far through his horrific injuries. Well done. I wonder if it could have been the maggots that have kept this little one going until you rescued him. Maggots are used in hospitals to help heal deep injuries by eating only de...
by lin
12 Mar 2021, 15:52
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise home
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Tortoise home

Hi Vanessa, I would like to welcome you too, and say what a nice setup you have for two lovely tortoises.

Lin
by lin
08 Mar 2021, 21:43
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Question About Feeding Opuntia
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Question About Feeding Opuntia

Hi Michelle
What a beautiful photo that is of Hector eating the flower.

It seems you have a spineless Opuntia, and I doubt you need the spines removing, they will be fine for Hector. But if you feel they should be removed (the small glochids) then just pass them through a flame to singe them.

Lin