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by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 11:22
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5507

Re: Vera!!

Hi Nina, YES that’s what I saw! I panicked and was on my way to phone the vets as I thought it was a prolapse or something and then I stopped and thought ‘wait’ I need to check this out and voila! I’ll take a photo shortly and upload it of the underside. Name wise I’m thinking Percy or Cecil!
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 11:11
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 26024

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, thanks for the advice. I might put a divider in her room with a doorway on that so she has two smaller rooms then when she gets bigger I can take the divider out and she’ll have the larger area. The ceramic heater was ‘surprise surprise’ at the advice of the shop I got her (now he) from. I ...
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 10:54
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5507

Vera!!

Help!! I think Vera is a boy! Bummer! I’ve just seen something for the first time that tells me Vera is not a lady!
by laurat
25 Mar 2018, 15:43
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 26024

Re: Tortoise Table

The table is in progress ...
by laurat
25 Mar 2018, 15:42
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 26024

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, thanks for your post! At the moment she has a UV tube light and a ceramic heater on a thermostatic controller. Obviously this will not be so soon. Can you tell I’m excited for this tortoise table, it will be here this coming week?! I am thinking to start with I may try a mercury combined bu...
by laurat
24 Mar 2018, 08:22
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 26024

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, thank you so much for your post, that all makes perfect sense now. Do you have much experience if combined bulbs, how long do they last? I will definitely be uploading photos for you all to see!
by laurat
23 Mar 2018, 19:21
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 26024

Re: Tortoise Table

Hello my lovely bunch, how are you all? Sorry, it's been a while since I have been online, life has been a little crazy over the last year and everything was put on hold, but now, it is time for Vera to migrate to her new tortoise table which I can happily (with a big smile) say is on order and shou...
by laurat
01 Aug 2017, 18:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Will!
Replies: 2
Views: 2635

Will!

Hey everyone!

Now, I know this is a subject which we all don't like discussing but when it comes to will writing, what have you, or do you have suggestions for your tortoise as we all know there's a high chance they're going to outlive us?

Thank you.

Laura
by laurat
02 May 2017, 19:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Scruffy Tortoise!
Replies: 7
Views: 5219

Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

She is in her inside home ... she is fine once she is in her outdoor enclosure. I've attached some photos ... hope they've come through. Elaine - her temps are fine, I always check them to ensure there's no change. I think she is just a scruff and likes a bit of filth ;) And her cuttlefish bless her...
by laurat
02 May 2017, 19:08
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Scruffy Tortoise!
Replies: 7
Views: 5219

Scruffy Tortoise!

Is Vera the only one or are other's tortoises filthy??? Vera is obsessed with getting herself in her water dish, getting wet, then parading around in her soil. I'm not joking ... there was a bit of dried soil on her head yesterday that must have been about an inch thick ... I mean, seriously??? Here...
by laurat
20 Mar 2017, 18:15
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Tables don't have to square
Replies: 2
Views: 5040

Re: Tortoise Tables don't have to square

This looks amazing.

Do you use a combination bulb? If so, which one?
by laurat
19 Mar 2017, 14:54
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 26024

Tortoise Table

Hello! OK so it's time ... plans are in action to transfer Vera to a tortoise table, and not only at home but at our new caravan too. Can I have some expert advice on the set up please? I'm getting the tortoise table and popping the top soil/playsand mixture in with her usual plants, stones and dish...
by laurat
19 Mar 2017, 14:51
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Fantastic new forum
Replies: 7
Views: 9288

Re: Fantastic new forum

Oooooooooo!!
Haven't been on here for a while ... wow ... what a change!
Well done!!