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Forum: Pictures 23-03-2015, 10:13 AM
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Posted By mark r
cheers Gorden no they dont have names i dont...

cheers Gorden

no they dont have names i dont name any of my tortoises
Forum: Housing 22-03-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By mark r
its down to watts your uv starter unit will have...

its down to watts your uv starter unit will have a sticker on the back with a watts rating as long as you dont exceed that it will run the tube.

BUT there are two types of tube a thick one and a...
Forum: Housing 22-03-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By mark r
if your only after light and not uv a normal...

if your only after light and not uv a normal white flourecent would do and a lot cheaper than fish tank strip light.
Forum: Pictures 22-03-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By mark r
ive been after some bigger torts for a long time,...

ive been after some bigger torts for a long time, id love sulcatas but wife puts her foot down on that one.

always liked the leopards and when my mate rang to say he'd a bloke in trying to sell...
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 22-03-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By mark r
i was only telling my son this morning how many...

i was only telling my son this morning how many years ago it was common practice to drill and put a ring in to stop them wondering off then i saw this,

thank god things have moved on from this...
Forum: Pictures 22-03-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By mark r
female ...

female

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/parkstone/961723_10153228132722853_880480692_n_zpsrhkokdwl.jpg...
Forum: Pictures 22-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By mark r
male ...

male

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/parkstone/11007611_10153228132642853_1058627093_n_zpsdxoypnn5.jpg...
Forum: Pictures 22-03-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By mark r
new arrivals

well got a call from a mate yesterday who has a pet shop was i still interested in some leopard tortoises as he had been offord a pair.

went to see them today and now they are at home with us...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 06-03-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By mark r
i was loosing fertile eggs, if their not fertile...

i was loosing fertile eggs, if their not fertile thats nature but when i was loosing so many fertile eggs there had to be a reason, i may be wrong in my findings but its the only thing i could narrow...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 06-03-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By mark r
good luck with the eggs.

good luck with the eggs.
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 27-02-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By mark r
after a short stint using a Hep 2 and my hatch...

after a short stint using a Hep 2 and my hatch rate dropping to almost zero, ive gone back to the Hobabator and my hatch rate is back up.

I always have 2 running side by side one with eggs in one...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 26-02-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By mark r
Hi Gordon i first started with a hoverbator and...

Hi Gordon i first started with a hoverbator and had around 90% hatch rate, i then changed to a herp 2 for the cooling as well as heating but my hatch rate over 12 months dropped to virtually nothing....
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 26-02-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By mark r
babys

well the change of incubator seems to have done the trick, theres actually 9 but 2 didnt want picture taking

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/parkstone/24-2-15_zpsspefva6f.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By mark r
no they don't seem to be breeders, from what i...

no they don't seem to be breeders, from what i can gather from looking at the profile they seem to pick reptiles up cheap/free then sell it on after a short period of time for a profit, the lady who...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By mark r
no its definately a sully, she sent me a pic, id...

no its definately a sully, she sent me a pic, id say around 3-4 years old going off its size as big as an adults hand. nice looking tort as well.

i'd love a sully ive wanted one for about 30 years...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By mark r
hopefully she will join the site and let us all...

hopefully she will join the site and let us all know how shes getting on, she made a good start by not taking the sellers word for its needs.

im sure the new owner will do everything in her powers...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By mark r
Words Fail Me

I was contacted 2 days ago by a lady who had just purchased a sulcata tortoise from some people in Cumbria who advertise under the name of "Lakeland Exotics" on facebook pets for sale sites.

the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By mark r
congratulations,

congratulations,
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By mark r
bred whippets for 25 years so got good at...

bred whippets for 25 years so got good at stopping the liars who will tell you anything to get them.

I agree with Becci not all birthday gifts are bad owners but id never sell one as a child's...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By mark r
thing is she will probably be a tortoise owner a...

thing is she will probably be a tortoise owner a short time till she moves on to the next poor breed of animal.

best of all she contacted me I wasn't actually advertising.

ive had calls at near...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By mark r
Idiots!!!

just had a women contact me after one of my hermans hatchlings, i told her the price and explained theyd not be ready to leave for a while yet, she then proceeded to offer me a lot less than the...
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 28-01-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,562
Posted By mark r
stunning babys. 1 concern is the rock in the...

stunning babys.

1 concern is the rock in the first pic well supported would hate for it to fall onto one of the babys.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 28-01-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By mark r
this happened to the first baby i bred at abour 7...

this happened to the first baby i bred at abour 7 days old, nipped upstairs came down to find it upside down under heat lamp, i know have bricks directly under my lamp so that babys cant get directly...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 27-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By mark r
I always listen i just dont take notice LOL

I always listen i just dont take notice LOL
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 26-01-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By mark r
my wife gives me lots of good advice (so she...

my wife gives me lots of good advice (so she claims)
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