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Forum: Breeding and Incubation Yesterday, 11:54 AM
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Posted By sandy
Thats a normal weight for a hatchling:0) Enjoy!!

Thats a normal weight for a hatchling:0)
Enjoy!!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 09-12-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 113
Posted By sandy
Its dangerous to hibernate any tortoise that...

Its dangerous to hibernate any tortoise that might have food in their stomachs:0)
They need to go at least three weeks without any food, and the first week with temps of 32c to make sure any food is...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-12-2019, 05:54 PM
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Posted By sandy
If the slabs are thick then the heat will...

If the slabs are thick then the heat will disapate over them. If thin then the slab will be too hot.
Newspaper is not a good substrate they need to be able to dig down or into the soil.
I would...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 08-12-2019, 03:25 PM
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Views: 282
Posted By sandy
Well done a great hatchling:0)

Well done a great hatchling:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 07-12-2019, 08:53 PM
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Posted By sandy
They are never too young to hibernate:0) Just...

They are never too young to hibernate:0)
Just wondering what you think they do in the wild:0)
When temps are not high enough they they will be lathagic and slow down. So low temps and dull light...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 05-12-2019, 10:04 AM
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Posted By sandy
Excellent news:0)

Excellent news:0)
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 27-11-2019, 05:00 PM
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Views: 282
Posted By sandy
If you have an airing cupboard you can put it in...

If you have an airing cupboard you can put it in there:0) Until you find an alternative:0)
Homemade incubators are good:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 24-11-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,217
Posted By sandy
To be honest the only time I had to take a...

To be honest the only time I had to take a tortoise to a vet was for chipping. I then used a box with lid. Newpaper on the bottom and a sheet or two over the top of them.
They dont need anything...
Forum: General Discussion 23-11-2019, 01:47 PM
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Views: 11,828
Posted By sandy
It makes you mad when things dont show up on...

It makes you mad when things dont show up on scans but there is obviously something wrong. To much dependance on electronics etc, rather than common sense and exploring futher.
Forum: General Discussion 23-11-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 11,828
Posted By sandy
It seems a pity a mix up with drugs makes all...

It seems a pity a mix up with drugs makes all more concerned:0(
But fingers crossed they have come up with something that does make sense and can help you move on:0)
Forum: General Discussion 21-11-2019, 02:18 PM
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Posted By sandy
This sounds so much like you need a different...

This sounds so much like you need a different hospital and doctors.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-11-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By sandy
I used to have a tunisian female who I hibernated...

I used to have a tunisian female who I hibernated without any problems:0)
If its the norm for him, I would continue, and just keep a closer eye on him:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 10-11-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,217
Posted By sandy
The thing about Timothy Hay is if it gets damp it...

The thing about Timothy Hay is if it gets damp it can grow mould, which is leathal for tortoises:0)
You can grow weeds in flower pots if you have room. Poor soil and let them get on with it:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-11-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By sandy
Size is not the thing to go by, but how they are...

Size is not the thing to go by, but how they are eating etc since you have had the tortoise. Guides are just than a guide its not set in stone. I have not used a guide for my tortoises in over 20yrs....
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-11-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,127
Posted By sandy
I live in the SE, and all of mine are down. They...

I live in the SE, and all of mine are down. They go down on their own once I stop heating the GH, and I stop any feeding. They know the days are shorter and colder anyway. And have been slowing down...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 07-11-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,127
Posted By sandy
Its been a bright warmish day here:0) All my...

Its been a bright warmish day here:0)
All my tortoises and boxies have buried down in the GHouses:0)
Forum: Pictures 01-10-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By sandy
Wow 19grms is a big one, and a great picture:0)

Wow 19grms is a big one, and a great picture:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-09-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,217
Posted By sandy
Lol no tortoise is an indoor tortoise:0) Its...

Lol no tortoise is an indoor tortoise:0)
Its just that some take a little more husbandry care than others. Outside enclosures need to be suitable as are plants:0)
I kept a tunisian outside during...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-09-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,217
Posted By sandy
This tortoise could be a hybrid? Hard to tell...

This tortoise could be a hybrid?
Hard to tell with accelerated growth:0)
Forum: General Discussion 13-09-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By sandy
Its going to be hot here

How do I know, all my tortoise are up and about grazing at 8.30 today. This has not happened for weeks:0)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-09-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,217
Posted By sandy
Looks like a graeca of some sort, but the...

Looks like a graeca of some sort, but the pyramiding makes it harder to tell.
Definitely female, and definitely not a horsfield:0)
A picture from further away and from above might help more to ID....
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-09-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,127
Posted By sandy
Mine have been slowly winding down since late...

Mine have been slowly winding down since late August, they are not coming out of the GH, unless its sunny. That is for a quick graze and back in again.
We have had such a hot Summer compared to...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 10-09-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,217
Posted By sandy
Pictures would be great, as we could then help...

Pictures would be great, as we could then help you ID the tortoise:0)
Lol sorry there as far as I know not a species called greek:0)
The shop owner obviously does not know what the species is. If...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 09-09-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,217
Posted By sandy
Firstly you would actually need to know the...

Firstly you would actually need to know the species (spur thigh is the common name for all spur thighs. At least different sub species) As some are more sensitive than others.
Lighting I have used...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 19-08-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,809
Posted By sandy
Provided the temps are right and good laying...

Provided the temps are right and good laying area, then she could quite easily lay again. My females have all laid twice and one three times this year.
If you had problems with a thermostat I would...
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