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Forum: General Discussion 20-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Pussygalore
Hi, yes we still have Milo he's 6 now and very...

Hi, yes we still have Milo he's 6 now and very spoilt, substitute child does Sara still own the site?
Forum: General Discussion 20-08-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Pussygalore
Hi all

I haven't been on here for years but its nice to see the site is still running and some of the old names are still about :-D we are now back in my home town of Cambridge in a small sheltered...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 04-02-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By Pussygalore
My male Ibera Sid would always come running when...

My male Ibera Sid would always come running when you went in with him but only to try to butt/mount/bite anything he could reach, food was the last thing on his mind. The hatchlings did show interest...
Forum: Pictures 26-01-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Pussygalore
I'm not sure about females laying regardless of...

I'm not sure about females laying regardless of being with a male but they wouldn't be fertile, I do know my female Ibera who was in her 40's had never been seen to lay until she went with my male...
Forum: General Discussion 26-01-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Pussygalore
my hubby had to cut the grass he could get on...

my hubby had to cut the grass he could get on yesterday, the 'lady of the house' complains but its probably the first time he's ever cut in January, the ground is to wet for the big mowers so he had...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 22-01-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By Pussygalore
I suppose by the time the supplier has grown the...

I suppose by the time the supplier has grown the plants then must have the means of drying in bulk the cost must be less than the selling price. If they don't plant and grow they'd never find enough...
Forum: Pictures 22-01-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By Pussygalore
I don't want to put a dampener on your find but...

I don't want to put a dampener on your find but if you want to keep your two adults together then you need to give your female a deep area so she can nest properly. It needs to be as deep as her body...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 13-01-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By Pussygalore
http://www.tortoiselady.co.uk/page7.htm another...

http://www.tortoiselady.co.uk/page7.htm another place you can buy pre alpine and where I used to get mine from.
Forum: Non Med Species - Information & Questions 13-01-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,097
Posted By Pussygalore
I used it in the sleeping area but must admit my...

I used it in the sleeping area but must admit my young sully never touched it having said that there are lots that do use it for feed, I used to also feed the Pre Alpine soaked cobs and mine used to...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 01-01-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By Pussygalore
In the wild they would be wandering around and...

In the wild they would be wandering around and nibbling here and there for most of the time weather permitting, in the much smaller space we give them what else do they have to do apart from eat....
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 29-12-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pussygalore
the problem with using a shed for hibernation is...

the problem with using a shed for hibernation is that its affected by the outside temps as you have found, you really need a brick building or to make an insulated area inside the shed. The temps...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 28-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By Pussygalore
I'd be concerned that if your tort is awake then...

I'd be concerned that if your tort is awake then it will be using up its fat and water stores so if it was mine I'd be inclined to try to wake him properly under lights/heat etc and bathe him so he...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 24-12-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By Pussygalore
don't forget if the normal cobs are to coarse you...

don't forget if the normal cobs are to coarse you can always put them through a grinder
Forum: Housing 23-12-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By Pussygalore
I used to have pieces of cork bark for my...

I used to have pieces of cork bark for my hatchlings and found the soil underneath would stay nice and damp/humid for far longer than any exposed soil when sprayed. The torts loved it and would...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 21-12-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By Pussygalore
always a good high fiber food to have and will...

always a good high fiber food to have and will keep for ages in a container, but as its mostly fiber it can be fed all the time added to the greenery and a little goes a long way.
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 18-12-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,835
Posted By Pussygalore
I think you need to aim to feed t least 5...

I think you need to aim to feed t least 5 different leaves a day and then not the same ones, apart from them all being different in nutritional value it also helps stop your tort becoming fussy. I...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,286
Posted By Pussygalore
glad I'm not the only one Alan

glad I'm not the only one Alan
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 16-12-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By Pussygalore
if you decide to hibernate you need to do it very...

if you decide to hibernate you need to do it very soon as your tort needs to be settled especially if you re going away, have a look at the night temps coming up and if we get a cold one use it to...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 12-12-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,519
Posted By Pussygalore
mine wouldn't eat it dry by itself but mixed in...

mine wouldn't eat it dry by itself but mixed in with wet leaves or soaked first then put with greenery they were fine and as I only fed it to add fiber to their diet not as a meal in itself there was...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 10-12-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,519
Posted By Pussygalore
certainly saves some money and they can't pick it...

certainly saves some money and they can't pick it out and leave it so easily, a food processor will do it if you don't have a grinder, it also fits in a container better.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 10-12-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By Pussygalore
well if I was cold blooded being put in cold...

well if I was cold blooded being put in cold water wouldn't do anything nice where as warm which I'd need to be active would be far more productive, surely warm water has the same effect as sitting...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 10-12-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By Pussygalore
well it always worked with me and as mine usually...

well it always worked with me and as mine usually went when having a bath then it made sense that they'd still do so during wind down which was what I wanted them to do.
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 08-12-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,519
Posted By Pussygalore
I meant baby as in size not the same as, its...

I meant baby as in size not the same as, its easier to get smaller torts to eat the smaller pieces.
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 08-12-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,519
Posted By Pussygalore
you can always put the cobs through a...

you can always put the cobs through a grinder/blender which then makes them into 'baby' as the cobs are cheaper than baby its one way of making them go further. I always fed them either soaked or on...
Forum: Caresheets/Links/Books 07-12-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,754
Posted By Pussygalore
but printed sheets not as nice as a book...

but printed sheets not as nice as a book especially if its for xmas and for a child
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