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by lin
03 Dec 2021, 13:58
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Arcadia 3D Basking Lamp UVA UVB
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Arcadia 3D Basking Lamp UVA UVB

Ok, I’m back. The advice is to switch it up to the 100w for sure. You can always use the other one as a spare or summer light. You do need to be looking at 30+ for this species with enough space to go in and out of the basking zone. Hope that’s helpful ladybird and please don’t ever think you are bo...
by lin
03 Dec 2021, 13:31
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Arcadia 3D Basking Lamp UVA UVB
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Arcadia 3D Basking Lamp UVA UVB

Hi Ladybird.
I will ask the expert we have on Egyptian and get right back to you.

Lin
by lin
29 Nov 2021, 02:07
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Overnight temps
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Overnight temps

No, I wouldn’t worry at 16*c it will be fine. 10 or less then I would worry. As long as he is still waking up and seeking heat and basking and eating it’s all god. If he isn’t seeking basking temps and eating then make sure you get him up a few times a day and place him near the heat and uvb until h...
by lin
31 Oct 2021, 19:11
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant Id
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Plant Id

Hi TP I am wondering if it’s plain old ‘English /Lawn daisy. If you can’t be sure by checking it out with our photos (especially the one below)then just wail a little while until they grow a little more and come back to us with another photo. Lin https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/common/files/cata...
by lin
27 Oct 2021, 19:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Old turlte shell
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Old turlte shell

Hi Nils. What a treasure your turtle is. Do you know how old he is? When you say he spends a lot of time over water, do you mean out of the water basking/. The reason I ask is that the flaking shell does look dry and I am wondering if it is because if the basking. Because we do not specialise in tur...
by lin
19 Oct 2021, 15:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Painful digestion?
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Painful digestion?

Hi TP. That’s an odd one, I doubt anything from the beak trim would cause and problems with eating so I also suspect it’s the weather. The noise could well have been wind 💨 and if it was loud it may have shocked him. Has he started to eat yet? Have a close look around the trimmed area of beak to mak...
by lin
15 Oct 2021, 21:15
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Subtrate
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: Subtrate

Hi Ladybird.
I have it on good authority that if you mix some sand (children’s play sand, or even crunched oyster shell sifting through with a cat litter scoop makes poop finding so much easier.
Hope that helps.
Lin
by lin
15 Oct 2021, 20:57
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Subtrate
Replies: 9
Views: 965

Re: Subtrate

Hi ladybird.
If you can hold on for a short while I will contact one of our Egyptian keepers and get some expert advice from her.

Lin
by lin
13 Oct 2021, 17:33
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Post beak trim
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: Post beak trim

Hi TP.
I would think you have hit the nail on the head. I think it’s just feeling a little off. Just keep offering him the good things you find and I an sure in the next day or two he will take his first bite.
Keep us posted though.

Lin
by lin
02 Oct 2021, 20:29
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: ID wild plants
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: ID wild plants

Your more than welcome TP. If there is anything else we can do then please just ask.

Lin
by lin
30 Sep 2021, 22:06
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Our Tortoise Table
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Our Tortoise Table

Wow, CritterMama.
That is one awesome enclosure. It will sure give scoot many hours of good exploring time.
Well done.

Lin
by lin
26 Sep 2021, 14:20
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehome - Alice from Norfolk
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Rehome - Alice from Norfolk

Alice is a beautiful Horsfield (sex unknown) of about 18 months old and the owners feel that they need to rehome her to fulfil her needs and offer her a bigger area than they will be able to offer in the coming years. Alice lives indoors on a large tortoise table and loves to be outdoors in the suns...
by lin
13 Sep 2021, 13:18
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Scute looks damaged
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Re: Scute looks damaged

Hi TP, thanks for the good photos, it really helps. When you first got this little guy was this damaged scute already visible? I think it’s an old injury, it looks dry. It that particular scute a little loose? My guess is that it’s fine and with you bathing him I have found it does help with the hea...
by lin
04 Sep 2021, 14:27
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur thighed tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: Spur thighed tortoise

Hi. I do hope your getting on nicely and Dougal is settling nicely.
I do have someone that is able to speak with you if you still need that option.
Lin
by lin
03 Sep 2021, 14:52
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur thighed tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: Spur thighed tortoise

Can I ask if you have messenger and if so can you share the link. I have someone very experienced that will lend an ear, so to speak.
Lin
by lin
03 Sep 2021, 14:35
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Spur thighed tortoise
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: Spur thighed tortoise

Hiya. That’s really lovely of you to take on the care of Dougal. I’m not sure if he is a Mediterranean or North African so I have included the caresheet for the Med species. There’s lots of info in there so have a look through for ideas. https://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/files/TGG%20...
by lin
30 Aug 2021, 22:16
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Frank ‘n’ Stein. Bedford
Replies: 0
Views: 2530

REHOMED - Frank ‘n’ Stein. Bedford

Here we have two handsome young Hermanni males aged around 23 years from Wootton, Bedford. The owners are heartbroken to have to let these move onto the next chapter of their lives but would love to see them rehomed together as they have been all their lives. They are very interactive (some call it ...
by lin
30 Aug 2021, 18:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Hermanns set up
Replies: 4
Views: 1952

Re: Hermanns set up

Hi Norm2020.
The shell is looking great from here and she is looking bright eyed and bushy tailed and walking nice and high. So from what I can see she looks great as does her shell.
Nina will be on a bit later and let you know her thoughts.
Well done.

Lin
by lin
30 Aug 2021, 12:55
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Advertising Protocol and Disclaimer
Replies: 9
Views: 14911

Re: Rehoming Advertising Protocol and Disclaimer

Hi Georgina. What adorable parents they were and I can totally understand your feelings of the hole that Frank ‘n’ Stein are going to leave. I will set this up today and get it on the Facebook page, that gets a lot more traffic than the forum here. Will you be so kind as to send me your email to the...
by lin
30 Aug 2021, 12:47
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Advertising Protocol and Disclaimer
Replies: 9
Views: 14911

Re: Rehoming Advertising Protocol and Disclaimer

Hi terrysmum Would you be able to send me a message direct to lin@thetortoisetable.org.uk and we can start the process there if your sure it’s the way you want to go. Thanks. Lin Terrysmum wrote: > 3 year old horsfield tortoise. We were given him as a Herman and vet > confirmed this so have followed...
by lin
29 Aug 2021, 22:47
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: Rehoming Advertising Protocol and Disclaimer
Replies: 9
Views: 14911

Re: Rehoming Advertising Protocol and Disclaimer

Hi Georgina, what a shame you have to rehome your beautiful babies and I am so sorry to hear your health isn’t as good as it should be. I do love their names and would you mind if I ask a couple of questions. Are you 100% sure of the sex. Another thing I would like to ask is would you like to remove...
by lin
26 Aug 2021, 21:31
Forum: Rehoming
Topic: REHOMED - Jack - Maidstone
Replies: 0
Views: 1784

REHOMED - Jack - Maidstone

Handsome ‘Jack’, from Maidstone, the owner feels that it is now time for this lovely Hermanni Hermanni to move on, he is ready for a nice new home now that he has been transitioned onto a good proper tortoise diet after being offered a not so good diet at his previous home. He would love indoor spac...
by lin
12 Aug 2021, 17:11
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Is our tortoise a male or female?
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: Is our tortoise a male or female?

Hi Louis.
As you say kiwi is a little young to sex but he is certainly displaying the tail of a male. I would say you are right in your thoughts.
Best of luck in their future care, and if there’s anything we can do for you then please do ask.

Lin
by lin
15 Jul 2021, 21:17
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plants ID (again!)
Replies: 4
Views: 3200

Re: Plants ID (again!)

I would say this is more than likely Ragweed Kirsty. It’s quite blurry but compare with our entry photos.
Lin

https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... PCXli14WfA

Kirsty121 wrote:
> Hawks beard?!
by lin
15 Jul 2021, 21:12
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plants ID (again!)
Replies: 4
Views: 3200

Re: Plants ID (again!)

You got these right Kirsty. Nice one.

Lin

Kirsty121 wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Still learning, so just want to check again! Can I ask what these are, I'm
> using the app and I think it's below but could someone confirm for me!
>
> Plaintain
> Bindweed
> Clover
>
> Thanks!