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by Bex
31 Mar 2021, 21:38
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Temporary outside enclosure suggestion?

Hi Summerills, This was my temporary outside enclosure and it’s still being used 3 years later! It’s just a cold frame, normally used for growing plants! Although she now has use of some outside space, it’s been great for her! I just put wire mesh on the lid for really hot days when the plastic isn’...
by Bex
19 Mar 2021, 17:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Shell worry!!

So we had lovely sunshine today and I put Tiny out for a few hours.... but we had a visitor (1st pic) so I made him a little ‘pond’ at the top of the garden and he had a soak and away he went! And proof that I’m not the meanie Tiny said I was :lol: she thoroughly enjoyed her feast and I am planning ...
by Bex
08 Mar 2021, 22:49
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Shell worry!!

That really made me giggle :lol:

Roll on the next nice sunny day and she might get lucky ;)
I will send pics to prove and then I can come off the naughty list!!

Thanks x
by Bex
07 Mar 2021, 21:45
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Shell worry!!

I emailed Lin last week and never got a reply! Now I know why :lol: I’ll keep bathing Tiny twice a week in Reptoboost and see how she goes, I am planning to change her outside enclosure once weather is warmer, have more plants and softer wood in there, no big rocks or stones etc... Had to share this...
by Bex
06 Mar 2021, 20:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Shell worry!!

Nina did you get a chance to look at the photos?

Bex x
by Bex
02 Mar 2021, 12:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Shell worry!!

I’ve taken these photos today, is there anyway I can email you the videos as you can see her walking?

I’ve ordered some Reptoboost so will bathe her in that a cpl times a week, see if it helps :)

Bex x
by Bex
01 Mar 2021, 21:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Shell worry!!

I’ve had a look at all the old posts and can’t find the pics either, I think when we 1st joined I did send pics and you sexed both torts for me. A while after you were hacked and a lot of the posts were deleted, don’t know if you remember? When I found her in that pet shop she didn’t look right at a...
by Bex
01 Mar 2021, 11:30
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: Shell worry!!

Hi, thank you for getting back to me! The red area does look like normal shell that has been dirtied, I will make sure I scrub a bit harder when I bathe her! The white circle does look reddish in the pic but doesn’t seem it with the naked eye! There is a small dip but it looks like it has shell grow...
by Bex
24 Feb 2021, 10:46
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Shell worry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Shell worry!!

I bathed Tiny this morning and noticed her under shell didn’t look great :(

Do I need to worry or is her shell ok? She has rocks and things she climbs etc, could they be doing damage?

Bex x
by Bex
21 Feb 2021, 21:36
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Lovely day!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Lovely day!!

I’m so glad I made you smile :D I just cannot get Tiny to hibernate! I got her in the November and she was so small and poorly I just kept her warm and fed but now she wakes up as soon as she hears me in the morning! She warms under her lamp, eats some food and goes back to bed by lunchtime til it’s...
by Bex
20 Feb 2021, 21:40
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Lovely day!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Lovely day!!

As the sun was out and it hit 16 here today, although a little windy the girls had their 1st hour outside 8-) It took Tiny approx 5 mins to munch thru the sow thistle (that took ALL winter to grow) I made sure I saved some for next time by putting a partition up and it worked! Speedy enjoyed her wan...
by Bex
17 Feb 2021, 12:55
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Ragwort or Prickly Sow Thistle?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Ragwort or Prickly Sow Thistle?

Ok no worries, will pull it out and dispose!

Ty x
by Bex
14 Feb 2021, 19:20
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Ragwort or Prickly Sow Thistle?
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Ragwort or Prickly Sow Thistle?

Hi guys,
Always thought this was prickly (ish) sow thistle but someone said it’s ragwort?? What do you think?
by Bex
01 Feb 2021, 09:15
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Overnight heat

Yeah totally agree! When I walk the dogs I get seed heads from various weeds/flowers etc, I have a very large garden now and the top bit I have a cpl large raised beds and there just tortoise food, dandelion, sow thistle, mallow, plantain etc... I also grow runner beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, pak Cho...
by Bex
31 Jan 2021, 16:39
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Overnight heat

Thanks guys :) Look at that 2nd photo! OMG they are amazing :lol: Cannot wait for spring and get Speedy back outside, she’s currently took up residence under the piano stool and keeps having arguments with the piano pedals!! Keep hearing a ‘Dong’ every now and then! Still she seems happy! Hopefully ...
by Bex
28 Jan 2021, 10:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Overnight heat

A couple more of the rescue :)
So glad I had the camera in there!
by Bex
28 Jan 2021, 10:26
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Overnight heat

I was wondering! I thought I’d upset you all :lol: Had a bit of a nightmare, it is way too low and within a week she had climbed up a corner and brought down some of the wires and got herself all tangled upside down! At the time I was out driving and the camera kept going off... my daughter rang fro...
by Bex
25 Oct 2020, 08:30
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: how to determine how big an enclosure should be
Replies: 10
Views: 2146

Re: how to determine how big an enclosure should be

Oh wow Dozer is adorable!! They are very amazing animals and I had absolutely no idea what I doing until I found Lin & Nina, they have been amazing 8-) (Speedy was a gift that fitted in the palm of my hand!) I have a bit of a zoo too... 2 tortoises, 2 dogs, a beardie, fish, guinea pig etc...alwa...
by Bex
23 Oct 2020, 16:02
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: how to determine how big an enclosure should be
Replies: 10
Views: 2146

Re: how to determine how big an enclosure should be

Hi, yay another Sulcata owner... I only have one and she’s enough....3!! OMG :D

Check out my overnight heat topic below this one, Lin has put some pics of her enclosure up and I have mine.

Good luck and keep us posted.

Bex
by Bex
19 Oct 2020, 16:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Overnight heat

Hi, have my Tort Cam all set up! It’s so cool, it tells me when she moves on an app on my phone....it’s been going off all afternoon lol :lol: I spent a bit more and got a Ring Outside Wireless Camera approx £90 but it so easy to set up, if anyone gets one it takes approx 9 hours to charge the batte...
by Bex
11 Oct 2020, 23:13
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Overnight heat

Hi Nina, thank you for your advice, greatly appreciated as always! Yes I will def look into a temperature thing. I’m having cameras installed inside so I can watch her on my phone and check on her and the temperature. Like I said it isn’t finished yet but I was excited to show you! I have draught ex...
by Bex
11 Oct 2020, 15:08
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Overnight heat

Just took me an hour to plastic strip the doorway but well worth it, can feel how warm it is in there already! Great stuff that, make sure she nice and toasty :)
by Bex
11 Oct 2020, 09:12
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Overnight heat

I only need it to last a cpl years, when Nan passes we have to move and hopefully if I can get a garden I’ll do it all again!
I went for larger ground space rather than height, I can just sit in there to see to the electrics etc! It’s good being short sometimes :lol:
by Bex
11 Oct 2020, 08:49
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Re: Overnight heat

Hi guys, Thanks Lin, I’ve made it as big as I cud afford! It’s not finished but introduced Speedy to it y/day and she seemed happy! She kept going in and out, sitting under each heat source, munching the graze on etc! I did get a tubular heater but it’s way to big! So ordered a slimmer one, just wai...
by Bex
02 Sep 2020, 11:01
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Overnight heat
Replies: 20
Views: 3694

Overnight heat

Hi guys, Hope all are well, I’ve inherited a bit of money and decided to spend it on Speedy's all weather house! I have a builder starting today and really excited! I have gone for roughly 1.5 metres by 1 metre, it will be fully insulated all round incl floor and I’ll have an electric box outside so...