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by Nina
21 Mar 2017, 08:32
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Razorback musk Turtle
Replies: 5
Views: 9046

Re: Razorback musk Turtle

Oh wow! What an amazing shell. Where was that photographed, Joe?

Nina
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 20:36
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata pics
Replies: 9
Views: 10816

Re: Sulcata pics

PMSL -- yes, stick with Jesus, it's a brill name. By the way, do you pronounce it the English way (geezus), or the Spanish way (haysoos)? The Spanish way does have a sort of flair to it :lol: :lol:
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 20:34
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outside enclosure
Replies: 16
Views: 22836

Re: Outside enclosure

So true. I'm not particularly inventive with enclosures -- not a patch on BigJoe -- but it's sometimes fun to see what you can do with very little!

Nina
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 20:32
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Can tortoises catch a cold?
Replies: 3
Views: 4213

Re: Can tortoises catch a cold?

Hi Sally, Whew! So glad to hear that he is all right -- they do know how to worry us, dont they? When you do go to the vet, remember to take a relatively fresh sample of poo with you, so that it can be analysed for parasites (worms, mainly). Worms are fairly common and easy to get rid of, so no prob...
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 19:54
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata pics
Replies: 9
Views: 10816

Re: Sulcata pics

What a handsome Beardie! She is lovely and looks so healthy -- but the thought that Jesus laid eggs sort of boggles the mind! Alll the creatures in your mini zoo are so lucky to have found you Bex!

Nina
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 19:48
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Common musk Turtle
Replies: 3
Views: 5312

Re: Common musk Turtle

Great photo! There is a whole ecosystem on that tortoise's shell!

Nina
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 19:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outside enclosure
Replies: 16
Views: 22836

Re: Outside enclosure

That reminds me of an outdoor enclosure I had once, in a previous house. It was surrounded on two sides by the wall of the house, on one side by a garden wall, and on the fourth side I just put breeze blocks up. It was a concrete patio, so I dumped loads of soil and sand on it until it was about fiv...
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 19:36
Forum: North American Species
Topic: Tortoises from N.America
Replies: 5
Views: 7396

Re: Tortoises from N.America

Oh dear, the poor little one in your hand! Was he partially run over on the road? They are such an attractive species -- really pretty shell patterns and sweet heads.

Nina
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 18:50
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outside enclosure
Replies: 16
Views: 22836

Re: Outside enclosure

Joe, you are undoubtedly the king of outdoor enclosures -- I always love what you do, and I'm sure people will get lots of inspiration and great tips from your photos -- thanks so much for posting them! Nina P.S. People ain't seen nothin yet -- wait until they get a look at your turtle ponds -- whic...
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 18:47
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Outside enclosure
Replies: 16
Views: 22836

Re: Outside enclosure

Really nice enclosure, Bex! and pretty escape proof from what I can see!

Nina
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 18:45
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Tables don't have to square
Replies: 2
Views: 5048

Re: Tortoise Tables don't have to square

Great tortoise table, Joe! And I completely agree about the 'L' shape. Another advantage is that the tortoise can't see from one end of the enclosure to the other, so it's a more interesting environment for him, and encourages him to explore (lol -- 'now I wonder what I'll find round that corner'). ...
by Nina
20 Mar 2017, 18:43
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata pics
Replies: 9
Views: 10816

Re: Sulcata pics

Oh my, what a sight -- great photos! Is the big lizard yours too (forgive me as I'm not good at species ID on lizards -- lol I'm not even good at species IDs on tortoises!). What species is he -- he's gorgeous!

Nina
by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 23:07
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Can tortoises catch a cold?
Replies: 3
Views: 4213

Re: Can tortoises catch a cold?

Hi Sally, Sorry to hear that Tuga is a bit under the weather. I don't think that tortoises get colds as such, but they can get something called Runny Nose Syndrome (RNS) which is a respiratory infection and can be serious. Keep an eye on him over the next few days and if his nose is still running a ...
by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 21:34
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Fantastic new forum
Replies: 7
Views: 9300

Re: Fantastic new forum

Great to see you here, Laura. We're still ironing out a few little wrinkles, but we're really pleased with the way it's turned out.

Nina
by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 20:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 24029

Re: Indoor enclosure

Helen breeds only the best!

Nina
by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 19:40
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 24029

Re: Indoor enclosure

Hi Bex,
Here is the sort of thing Lin was talking about (this is one of Helen's enclosures and I'm sure she won't mind me posting the photo.

Nina
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by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 13:48
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Indoor enclosure
Replies: 18
Views: 24029

Re: Indoor enclosure

Hi Bex, You've put the reflectors on perfectly, and no need to angle them. There are two things though: 1. How far away from the top of the tortoise's shell is that strip light? If it is new, I think they shouldn't be less than 12" above the shell -- but the instructions on the box should tell ...
by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 13:43
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Not bad....
Replies: 5
Views: 5950

Re: Not bad....

LOL, yes I am.
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by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 12:58
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Not bad....
Replies: 5
Views: 5950

Re: Not bad....

You're having a good day! I'm just going to test this myself to see if I can add graphics from other sources.
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by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 12:04
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Plant ID please
Replies: 5
Views: 7329

Re: Plant ID please

Thanks for emailing the photos, Jacquie -- they were good and I've sent you emails with IDs for both. And we are going to be looking at our instructions for uploading photos. I've just been informed that the version of this forum that went live last week was slightly different in the area of photo u...
by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 11:54
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Not bad....
Replies: 5
Views: 5950

Re: Not bad....

Oh my goodness, Natalie, you have had a good weed-picking session! Yummy! And I love the giant tortoise graphic too.

Nina
by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 09:12
Forum: Mediterranean Species
Topic: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics
Replies: 12
Views: 10958

Re: Testudo Graeca Ibera pics

That is the sweetest looking little tortoise! No wonder you rescued him from that pet shop -- and he is so lucky to have found a home with you!

Nina
by Nina
19 Mar 2017, 09:10
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata photo
Replies: 10
Views: 16452

Re: Sulcata photo

I agree -- they are absolutely gorgeous, Lin. Can you post the photo of the large tortoise with the baby sitting on top? It's such a good way to let people know what to expect when they acquire a baby Sulcata.

Nina
by Nina
18 Mar 2017, 20:10
Forum: African Species
Topic: Sulcata pics
Replies: 9
Views: 10816

Re: Sulcata pics

Aww, he is so lovely! Are you growing to grow grass (or other plants) in the holes in those bricks? I think that is a very clever idea, because Speedy could eat the grass once it was a bit established and was sticking up out of the holes, but maybe couldn't destroy it completely. I think I might use...
by Nina
18 Mar 2017, 20:03
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: Weed ID Please
Replies: 4
Views: 5042

Re: Weed ID Please

Thanks, Sarah. We're going to look at our instructions again and try to make them clearer! We're really grateful to get feedback like this. And I hope your tortoise enjoys his sowthistle!

Nina