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Forum: Housing 02-06-2019, 03:45 PM
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Posted By jimothy
I tried putting the hide in there corner but...

I tried putting the hide in there corner but ended up with two upturned torts right under the lamp!

https://i.imgur.com/vE5DWKK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/yzSmfC5.jpg
Forum: Housing 31-05-2019, 05:08 PM
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Posted By jimothy
Split level indoor tortoise living. Just in time...

Split level indoor tortoise living. Just in time to put them outdoors as the weather is so nice!


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Forum: Housing 29-05-2019, 08:48 PM
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Views: 785
Posted By jimothy
So I went ahead and ordered the double level...

So I went ahead and ordered the double level table. I have now painted and varnished it (it came in raw wood) in "Rectory Red" and "Strong White"!

So they can now go from my slightly useless...
Forum: Housing 03-05-2019, 12:20 PM
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Views: 785
Posted By jimothy
Thanks CB, certainly some food for thought there....

Thanks CB, certainly some food for thought there. Maybe I will get the drill out...

I still would ideally double stack them to save space so the lads could have the maximum sized indoor space I...
Forum: Housing 30-04-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By jimothy
Not sure I understand what you mean with the...

Not sure I understand what you mean with the trays - use them as a base and then walls made out of wood panels?
Forum: Housing 28-04-2019, 02:10 PM
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Views: 785
Posted By jimothy
Happytortoisehabitat.co.uk

Not being amazing at DIY (probably ending up in A&E if I go near any power tools) I was looking at one of the Ďbunk bedí double tortoise tables on happytortoisehabitat.co.uk as my two iberas are now...
Forum: Housing 24-03-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By jimothy
I bought a couple of the super cheap Chinese ones...

I bought a couple of the super cheap Chinese ones off amazon (<£30) and am perfectly happy with them. They don’t do anything fancy other than pan, tilt, zoom and they don’t record unless you put a...
Forum: Pictures 01-02-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By jimothy
I should add that is a pile for two of them!

I should add that is a pile for two of them!
Forum: Pictures 01-02-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By jimothy
Slow eater

So Pythagoras (6 months old) is quite funny when he tries to eat - just bites the air for ages before he finally makes contact with the food! Amazingly despite this he is putting on weight just fine!...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-01-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By jimothy
Tortoises in space

This is fascinating. I never knew that a pair of Russian tortoises won the space race.

If Iíd known I would have called ours Neil Armstrong!
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Forum: Housing 09-01-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By jimothy
Wow that is incredible work. I canít imagine how...

Wow that is incredible work. I canít imagine how long preparing the daily food takes??

Are you opening a hotel soon? 😂 😂 😂
Forum: Housing 07-01-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By jimothy
Once they are fully grown adults, would you say...

Once they are fully grown adults, would you say they still need protection or just while they are juveniles?
Forum: Housing 07-01-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By jimothy
Outdoor housing in urban area

Although our two spur thighed (iberas) are only 4.5 months/30grams at the moment, we are planning on re-scaping the garden this year and want to plan ahead for when they are big enough to go outside....
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 24-11-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By jimothy
http://amzn.eu/d/1fnsbsk Seems a lot of...

http://amzn.eu/d/1fnsbsk

Seems a lot of money to grow dandelions in but might be worth it!
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 08-11-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By jimothy
Growing weeds indoors in winter

I'm going to try and grow some weeds from seed for my hatchlings indoors as there are slim pickings in the garden of weeds that they like to eat at the moment.

Has anyone had success and what did...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-11-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By jimothy
Thank you all for your advice. Things seem...

Thank you all for your advice.

Things seem to be going a lot smoother now and although they still do a bit of head-butting each other it is less frequent as far as I can tell. Both of them are...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 22-10-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By jimothy
Thank you all for advice. I have put up some...

Thank you all for advice.

I have put up some more obstacles and two sets of food. Watching them today they seem quite uninterested in each other so maybe it has helped - too early to tell I...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 20-10-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By jimothy
When you say separate you mean in a completely...

When you say separate you mean in a completely different table or just a barrier down the middle?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 20-10-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By jimothy
When you say the look like Iberas does that mean...

When you say the look like Iberas does that mean they arenít spur thighednot just a different type? The species definitions seem quite confusing!

They have been together since hatching in the same...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 18-10-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By jimothy
Question Aggressive hatchling behaviour

Thank you for your advice in advance.

We have recently taken on two hatchling spur-thighed tortoises, Pythagoras (P - hatched 18/8/18) and Darwin (D - hatched 21/8/18). Obviously we are nervous...
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