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Forum: Housing 24-05-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By RacingSnake
Mine are outside 24/7, and I don't close the...

Mine are outside 24/7, and I don't close the doors either - if they want to sleep outside they can. but I did build a framed net over the whole enclosure...
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Which brings me to a similar...
Forum: General Discussion 19-03-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By RacingSnake
Used UVB tubes

Hi guys,
I've got a growing collection of used UVB tubes - I have changed them twice a year for the 5 years we've had our tortoises. I have no way of testing their output, but given their 'initial'...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 24-02-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By RacingSnake
Tim, see the very next thread down (mine) that I...

Tim, see the very next thread down (mine) that I posted a couple of days ago.
http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=74374
Essentially, one of mine woke up (opened eyes), so I got...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 23-02-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By RacingSnake
haha, no sorry, thats their main house - I was...

haha, no sorry, thats their main house - I was too embarrassed to put a picture of 2 washing up bowls :oops:
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 23-02-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By RacingSnake
Hi all, good to see some familiar faces still...

Hi all, good to see some familiar faces still around :)

Took a 'work from home' day today, the amazon-man turned up, and a quick trip to the pet-store for some new light bulbs etc, and we're all...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 21-02-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By RacingSnake
Thanks guys, I'm inclined to agree. I've spent...

Thanks guys, I'm inclined to agree.
I've spent the last hour and a half trying to set up temporary accommodation, and ordering a stack of stuff on amazon prime to get the main house up and...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 21-02-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By RacingSnake
Question Premature wake up

Hi Guys,
Long time no post :| (sorry!!!)
Got a bit of a worry on my hands... I've been hibernating our pair (fridge method) since Christmas eve....
Plan was to get them out wk3 of March, as such...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-10-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,748
Posted By RacingSnake
okie dokie, the current A10 doesn't have the chip...

okie dokie, the current A10 doesn't have the chip ID's on, they're the ones that came from the breeder - thats what I was hoping to update.
the "paperwork" I have back was the stuff from the chip...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-10-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,748
Posted By RacingSnake
Hi guys, Sorry for resurrecting an old thread,...

Hi guys,
Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but I'm looking to get our certificate issued in our name. I found the forms thanks to this thread, but I'm stuck on section 19 - ie, why do I want it...
Forum: General Discussion 15-05-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By RacingSnake
go to the "desktop", right click on the speaker...

go to the "desktop", right click on the speaker (volume icon) in the bottom right next to the time, and select "Playback devices".
If hdmi output is supported by your laptop it will show as a...
Forum: Housing 02-03-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By RacingSnake
I too used to have the covers hinged to the...

I too used to have the covers hinged to the enclosure, which I was very happy with at the time, it used to raise up and hook perfectly between 2 fence posts.

Although now I've made their enclosure...
Forum: Housing 26-02-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By RacingSnake
hehe, don't worry :) basically my set up is...

hehe, don't worry :)

basically my set up is a heat & light (separate).
I have a 3ft tube heater and that heat emitter running 24/7
The temps are set to 24 in the day & 12 at night, but I'll be...
Forum: Housing 20-02-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By RacingSnake
I use one of these - and in fact I have just...

I use one of these - and in fact I have just 'woken' my pair up this morning after 7 weeks in hibernation and have found the blasted emitter has 'blown', so I need to go and buy another (the exact...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 12-01-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By RacingSnake
Question The upside down tortoise enigma

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150108-the-upside-down-tortoise-enigma

"Dr Golubović and her colleagues analysed 118 Hermann's tortoises (54 females and 64 males), placing each on its back and...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 27-06-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By RacingSnake
Blimey, after that rain yesterday there were...

Blimey, after that rain yesterday there were loads of slugs out - all eating my plants.
I had to do 2 sessions of slug hunting, and must have picked up 40-50 in total.... all slung over the fence. :D
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 26-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By RacingSnake
I posted up a thread here about slugs: ...

I posted up a thread here about slugs:
http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=50935

In reality I didn't get a satisfactory conclusion - instead I now go out on a nightly...
Forum: Other Animals 25-06-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By RacingSnake
Thanks... they're creeping up, 17th place now :) ...

Thanks... they're creeping up, 17th place now :)

You are right, they are in massive decline... Although I've still got a few around (outside!) the house :)
Forum: General Discussion 24-06-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By RacingSnake
Well done! we saw our first wild tortoises this...

Well done! we saw our first wild tortoises this year... where are your pics? ;)
Forum: Other Animals 24-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By RacingSnake
Question Hedgehog hospital direct debit break

Hope this isn't breaking the rules?!

But my local hedgehog hospital has put in for the direct debit competition which gives money to charities to help with their bills.

They were slow off the...
Forum: Pictures 16-05-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By RacingSnake
Cool Face off...

Todays heat seems to have supercharged our pair - they've been running around chasing each other all day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOiE99Ytt9M

They don't really deserve their 'slow'...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By RacingSnake
Fingers crossed it gets sorted quickly, there is...

Fingers crossed it gets sorted quickly, there is never a 'good' time for this to happen, but right before the weekend is an extra pain!
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By RacingSnake
Exactly that. My bank has an alert set up if...

Exactly that.

My bank has an alert set up if 1p transactions are spotted.
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,007
Posted By RacingSnake
Almost... the soil thing is only 'banking' the...

Almost... the soil thing is only 'banking' the soil against the fence... case law has shown it's unrealistic to prevent regular soil from touching the boundary fence.

Your other points are correct...
Forum: General Discussion 28-04-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By RacingSnake
awesome :D <unrelated> I saw a Barn Owl last...

awesome :D

<unrelated> I saw a Barn Owl last night!
Forum: Housing 25-04-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By RacingSnake
Looks ok to me, but I have a strip light (with...

Looks ok to me, but I have a strip light (with reflector) for UVB as I wanted it more 'even' across the whole house.

Someone might be able to comment better on a curly UVB bulb?
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