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by laurat
19 Oct 2018, 12:16
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

It won't allow me to email as the video is over 20mb. I you get an email from WeTransfer it'll be from me. Watch this space ...

As for Vera, no he isn't opening his mouth.
by laurat
19 Oct 2018, 05:52
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

Woop I did it, he squeaked twice - on video however it won't allow me to upload. I left the video mounted and running. He's a character mind. Is there an email I can send it to? Please don't shoot me down for using bark. We couldn't carry on with the soil. He squeaks twice on video, the second being...
by laurat
19 Oct 2018, 05:42
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

In true animal form he doesn't want to squeak on video. He likes to do it off cam. I've held his back to my ear and I cannot hear a thing.
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 21:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

I'm wondering if it's his beak. He has cuttlefish but could s beak slightly overgrown cause this?
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 21:16
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

The pup is on the road to recovery thank goodness and the rabbit is better too. Helter skelter journey!

I will try and get a video tomorrow morning for you when I wake him. I would have thought if it was anything respiratory it would be all of the time, and even occurring when sleeping. Yes, no?
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 20:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

Lin, at the moment our lives is the motto 'it never rains, it pours!'. Our puppy has just had to have major spinal surgery, our house rabbit has been ill with gastro and now this ... WE ARE DOOMED!!! When I wake him in the morning I'll try and have a listen with my ear to his back, and definitely no...
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 20:00
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

Well ... there's been an odd squeak through the day, but when I've put the light out for bed its started again. He's been active all day, he's eaten, he's pee'd and poo'd, no runny nose and no runny eyes. I've called the vets and I'm to monitor him as it could be a respiratory infection. What do you...
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 12:43
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

That sounds about right!! :lol:
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 12:06
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

Man flu ... awwwwww that's marvellous and sounds about right! :lol:

Yes, he was cold. I had just popped the light on and he was waking up.

As I type this he is stuffing his face with his dinner. Plus he hasn't stopped all morning so no sign of no eating or lethargy etc.
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 07:56
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Re: Noise

Thanks for the quick reply Nina.
In himself (found out she was a he and didn't have the heart to change name after 5yrs) he is fine. Normal activity and eating like a typical bloke!
by laurat
18 Oct 2018, 06:08
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Noise
Replies: 26
Views: 21710

Noise

Hi everyone,

I have a question; do Hermanns make noises?

For the first time ever, that I have heard anyway, Vera is making a noise. Almost a squeak, almost a sound like a squeaky shoe.

Any clues?
by laurat
18 Apr 2018, 05:34
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

That’s made me chuckle; I definitely fit both stereotypes!

Graffiti?? Oh there’s graffiti alright! There’s no ‘Vera woz ‘ere’’ but there’s dried caked mud all around the inner walls.

I tell you Nina, that tortoise thinks of EVERYTHING!
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 21:27
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

This is the dish he had in his vivarium Nina. I don’t know if the new one was maybe just a little bit too deep for him climbing in and out of. That I think as well as a million and one bits of loose slate. Yes, this one is shallow but still deep enough for a soak and a drink. He can sit for ages in ...
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 19:56
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tiny's new outside enclosure
Replies: 25
Views: 13313

Re: Tiny's new outside enclosure

:o OMG is all I can say! That is amazing. Awwwww that’s going to be one happy tortoise. Proud tortoise parent moment!
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 18:43
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

OooooO but isn’t Oxford posh?

Ok, so I’ve tidied up a bit. I’ve told him he’s been naughty, his ‘slate’ privileges have gone and he’s grounded and back to basics with a shallower dish!
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 18:08
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

... and I got nothing; the tide was fully in.

I am next to Tynemouth Nina so have Tynemouth, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay and the Fish Quay at North Shields, it’s all beautiful!
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 16:25
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

I’m on the way to the beach ... stones and pebbles ahoy here I come!
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 15:20
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

That’s great Nina ... right I’m on a mission to find rocks!
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 12:25
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

Lin, I’m intrigued to hear your other idea!
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 12:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

Hi Nina! VOILA I say ... I need to try this!! Your table looks awesome by the way! Where did you get the stones from, found or bought? This is definitely what I need to do. If the stones can’t be moved then it’s half the battle as I think with the pieces of slate moving, this is causing some of the ...
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 05:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

PS, Nina ... he didn’t trash his water dish in the Viv as such. There would be soil in it but not a lot, but it was a shallower dish. Not sure if this makes a difference as the dish I’m using now is slightly deeper.
by laurat
17 Apr 2018, 01:29
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Re: Water Dish!

Hola ladies, thank you! I’m not panicking as ‘panicking’ just yet and definitely won’t be making any changes too early. Thank you so much for the tips. I was thinking about getting heavier bits of stone, so heavy he can’t move them ... HA but will hang fire Nina until I’ve seen your photo - I need i...
by laurat
16 Apr 2018, 19:16
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Water Dish!
Replies: 19
Views: 11710

Water Dish!

So as some of you might have seen on my other post, I’ve transferred Vera to a tortoise table. But and it’s a big BUT ... how the heck (and I need your tips now) can I keep his water and water dish clean? I’ve tried sinking it down with slate and stones around it. I’ve tried standing it on top of th...
by laurat
15 Apr 2018, 22:31
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 26024

Re: Tortoise Table

Oh good golly, you’re right ... tortoises are way toooooo clever. When Vera was in his vivarium, he managed to opened the door, how he slid it along I do not know, but he did and we hunted high and low ... he was only tucked up in his shell amongst the wires behind the tv! That was the first and onl...
by laurat
15 Apr 2018, 22:19
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 26024

Re: Tortoise Table

The little terror!!!!!

I’ve got nothing round the perimeter so fingers crossed he can’t do this, but he won’t soon anyhow as I’m going to get some chicken mesh and make a wooden frame for it to place over the top of the table!

HA, I say ... it’ll be Laura 1 - Vera 0!!!

:)