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by Nina
09 Apr 2017, 18:09
Forum: African Species
Topic: Speedy's busy day
Replies: 12
Views: 12049

Re: Speedy's busy day

He has had a lovely day! I love it when they are curious and explore, and Speedy is certainly curious!

Nina
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 21:33
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

Re: More ID's please!

Ahh, that's interesting, Lin. I had wondered about Ajuga, but thought that from the photo, the plant seems to be spreading out horizontally, flat along the ground, which is a bit more like Self-Heal, but it could be Ajuga (I'm used to seeing the Ajuga that has redder leaves, although I know that the...
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 20:23
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

Re: More ID's please!

Nope mine come out small. LOL -- yours are a bit like "THE ALIEN SMILIES THAT ATE GREATER MANCHESTER!!!!"

Nina :lol:
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 20:21
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

Re: More ID's please!

LOL -- I don't want to cramp your style -- and the large smilies certainly make me smile (I just wondered how they got that way)!
I'll post one here and see if it also comes out big :geek: :geek:

Nina
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 19:57
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

Re: More ID's please!

Hi Natalie, Yes, it is true there are species of Buttercups that look very similar to that leaf -- especially the Meadow Buttercup, but I still think it's most likely to be a geranium. Don't worry too much, lots of tortoises nibble Buttercups and come to no harm at all, and your tortoise would have ...
by Nina
08 Apr 2017, 14:33
Forum: UK Plant Identification
Topic: More ID's please!
Replies: 12
Views: 7960

Re: More ID's please!

Hi Natalie, The first plant looks like one of the hardy geraniums to me, and is fine to feed (although I wish I could see how it comes out of the ground as sometimes young Delphiniums look similar). http://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/plant-database/viewplants/?plant=17#.WOjlBaLauNI or this http://ww...
by Nina
03 Apr 2017, 19:43
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Booklets paid for by cheque
Replies: 1
Views: 3485

Re: Booklets paid for by cheque -- service resumed

My holiday is over, so all book orders paid by cheque will now be sent out as usual (within 24 hrs if possible)!

Nina
by Nina
28 Mar 2017, 13:15
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Booklets paid for by cheque
Replies: 1
Views: 3485

Booklets paid for by cheque

Please note that any book orders paid for by cheque and received between today, 28 March and Monday 3 April, will not be dispatched until Tuesday 4 April. We apologise for any inconvenience. There will be no delays to orders for booklets paid for online.

Nina
by Nina
28 Mar 2017, 09:07
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Growing weeds at home
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Re: Growing weeds at home

Good luck, Andrew, and let us know how you get on. And the mini greenhouse is a great idea, as seedlings need lots of light or they will grow straggly -- just be sure that on a hot day it doesn't get too hot inside your mini greenhouse or there is a chance that they could dry out too much).

Nina
by Nina
27 Mar 2017, 13:40
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Growing weeds at home
Replies: 13
Views: 11734

Re: Growing weeds at home

Hi Andrew and welcome from me too. I think 1m x 1m will be ample for a young Horsfield, especially if you grow weeds like Smooth Hawksbeard, Sowthistle and Evening Primrose plants that grow tall and therefore take up less space on the ground. And of course you can do successive sowings of seed, so t...
by Nina
22 Mar 2017, 14:46
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Spam being posted
Replies: 3
Views: 4864

Re: Spam being posted

Just a quick update. It seems more in control at the moment with much less spam coming in - so thanks to everyone for being patient while we're deaing with this.

Nina
by Nina
22 Mar 2017, 11:00
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Weight Gain
Replies: 16
Views: 17764

Re: Weight Gain

Hi Emma, LOL -- Before and after what? Eating? I didn't think the amount looked too bad, but actually if they only weigh just over 130g and 220g, maybe it is a bit much, I really don't know. Try reducing Ptolemy's amount for a week or so and see what happens. Hopefully one of the others will come on...
by Nina
22 Mar 2017, 10:56
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Spam being posted
Replies: 3
Views: 4864

Re: Spam being posted

I know, and it's so infuriating! So far they have all been posted in the General Care forum. The post a message, we ban their username and delete the message and then a new message with a different username comes in. We've banned over 50 messages since 7.30 this morning. So sorry if this is botherin...
by Nina
22 Mar 2017, 08:39
Forum: News, Announcements and Events
Topic: Spam being posted
Replies: 3
Views: 4864

Spam being posted

Unfortunately last night a spammer posted a number of messages our Forum, and we apologise if you have read these messages before we had a chance to delete them. We have now deleted lthose messages and banned the sender, but if more messages are sent in today, please know that we are working to solv...
by Nina
21 Mar 2017, 18:30
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Razorback musk Turtle
Replies: 5
Views: 9252

Re: Razorback musk Turtle

Aww what a great story. And this little lady surely had luck on her side when she managed to find a home with you! Now you're teasing everyone with references to the Coke tank and the Jack Daniels tank. People won't know what you're talking about -- lol, but I do . . . . . .
;)

Nina
by Nina
21 Mar 2017, 14:52
Forum: Diet and Nutrition
Topic: Weight Gain
Replies: 16
Views: 17764

Re: Weight Gain

LOL -- snap! I don't have the template of the shell, but I definitely do the 'one plantain leaf for Doris, one for Dolly, one sowthistle leave for Doris and one for Dolly,' etc. I think we are both a bit over the top in that way :shock: What is puzzling is the one tortoise is gaining almost ten time...
by Nina
21 Mar 2017, 08:32
Forum: Aquatic Species
Topic: Razorback musk Turtle
Replies: 5
Views: 9252

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: 11042

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: 22918

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: 4240

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: 11042

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: 5393

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: 22918

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: 7497

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: 22918

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...