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by lin
09 Jun 2021, 21:18
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehome - Clive - Swansea, South Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Rehome - Clive - Swansea, South Wales

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. Clive is a lovely Hermann tortoise, assumed male around 4 - 5 years old. Owing to a change in circumstances Clive’s family sadly need to find him a new home. Collection will be fro...
by lin
08 Jun 2021, 11:50
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Holiday enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Holiday enclosure

Hi Amber. It’s good to hear dynamite is doing well. It’s great that he is loving life outside. If he is going to be spending time outside while you are away then maybe a small poly house could be made with just four sides, a lid and an archway cutout could be made to take just for an extra heat boos...
by lin
06 Jun 2021, 16:15
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehome - Terry - male Horsfield near Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Rehome - Terry - male Horsfield near Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises it is The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. Owing to ill health the family of this handsome male Horsfield have made the heartbreaking decision that Terry will need to move on to a nice new home. He is near Kings Lynn in Norf...
by lin
31 May 2021, 23:51
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise safe wood preserver.
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Tortoise safe wood preserver.

Hi Lottie.
I can’t see any reason it wouldn’t be ok to use on a tortoise enclosure. It is water based and providing it is left to throughly dry and any smells have dispersed it should be fine.
Tortoises are not known to bite at the wood anyway so IMO it will be safe.

Lin
by lin
25 May 2021, 20:58
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Horsfield tips
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Horsfield tips

Hi Vinny, and welcome. I will send you a caresheet for the Horsfield tortoise for you to read up on and fond more questions. https://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/files/Horsfield%20Care%20Sheet%20January%202014New.pdf Nina will be along shortly to answer your questions in detail. I like ...
by lin
23 May 2021, 22:17
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Charlie, male Horsfield - Kent
Replies: 0
Views: 121

REHOMED - Charlie, male Horsfield - Kent

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands Charlie is a 7 year old male Horsfield that would need collecting from the Maidstone area of Kent. He is another of the poorly tortoises that were taken from a bad situation and giv...
by lin
21 May 2021, 13:18
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - female Spur Thigh - Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 114

REHOMED - female Spur Thigh - Wales

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. Pebbles is a female Spur Thigh of around 8 years from Abergavenny in Wales. She was taken from unsavoury conditions, underweight and very poorly, by her present owner and was gentl...
by lin
16 May 2021, 13:26
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Mediterranean Spur Thigh - Cheshire
Replies: 0
Views: 142

REHOMED - Mediterranean Spur Thigh - Cheshire

Just a reminder that whilst rehoming tortoises, it is The Tortoise Table policy NOT to allow any money to change hands. This delightful Mediterranean Spur Thigh, Dolly Gertrude, (that’s such a sweet name) assumed female, is around 6 years old and her devoted owner has made the bravest of decisions b...
by lin
16 May 2021, 11:49
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Plants for outdoor enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Plants for outdoor enclosure

Aww, thanks Quasi, that’s nice if you to say that about us and the website. The only thing I can say about planting them in the enclosure is perhaps removing the soil they are planted in now, rinse the roots off and planting them out where you want them but put collars around them, upturned hanging ...
by lin
13 May 2021, 23:16
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Substrate for horsefield
Replies: 9
Views: 342

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: 324

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: 103

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: 6
Views: 341

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: 292

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: 262

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: 772

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: 1337

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: 1337

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: 684

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: 980

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: 596

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: 2177

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: 409

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: 980

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: 996

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...