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Forum: Pictures 19-09-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,528
Posted By JerryMaffz
Here's Jerry's latest birthday image..We've had...

Here's Jerry's latest birthday image..We've had him for 5 years now. He's still happy and healthy and we are looking to upsize his enclosure this year.
He's been outside since mid-May but just...
Forum: Pictures 22-07-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By JerryMaffz
Great photos. Especially the habitat. I've seen...

Great photos. Especially the habitat. I've seen three species of tortoise in the wild (Indian Stars, Margi's and T.g.Ibera) and all three were in similar habitat. Still makes me smile when people say...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 05-03-2019, 11:37 AM
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Views: 984
Posted By JerryMaffz
Jerry's Up

Pleased to report that Jerry is now up and about after a 10 week fridge hibernation.
He has re-hydrated and even eaten a little.
Though he's not overly impressed that it isn't summer yet. He dug...
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 20-02-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,372
Posted By JerryMaffz
I've used this one hassle-free since the...

I've used this one hassle-free since the implosion of Photobucket. You can resize for message boards etc. on the top dropdown.

https://postimages.org/
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 28-01-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,966
Posted By JerryMaffz
I tend to agree with all of that Gordon. So many...

I tend to agree with all of that Gordon. So many myths in tortoise keeping and the outdated information sometimes gets in the way of common sense.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 28-01-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,966
Posted By JerryMaffz
This is one of those captive hibernation...

This is one of those captive hibernation situations that would bother me.
It's clear that tortoises would emerge in the wild if temperatures where high enough and then settle back down when they...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-10-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By JerryMaffz
I don't know about Swiss regulation on this but...

I don't know about Swiss regulation on this but you might find some contacts for certs info here..https://www.cites.org/eng/cms/index.php/component/cp/country/CH
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 18-10-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By JerryMaffz
Indeed, my point was that controlled hibernation...

Indeed, my point was that controlled hibernation is the way forward. In a greenhouse the temps are inevitably higher and more easily controlled.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-10-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By JerryMaffz
Have to agree with Jonathan on this. My...

Have to agree with Jonathan on this.
My Hermann hibernates for 10 weeks which is around average for the wild.
A tortoise will stay in a state of hibernation as long as temps dictate...and temps in...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-10-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By JerryMaffz
I have always used the plastic tub/fridge method...

I have always used the plastic tub/fridge method for hibernation. 4 to 5 degrees is fine.
I normally use a topsoil/play sand mix as substrate as I find that the density keeps the temps more stable....
Forum: Pictures 12-09-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By JerryMaffz
Jerry is 4 years old and 190 ish grammes. Hasty...

Jerry is 4 years old and 190 ish grammes. Hasty photo, he's not fond of being handled..will put some more up when I get chance.
Forum: Pictures 12-09-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By JerryMaffz
Jerry or Geri?

What do we reckon?

https://s33.postimg.cc/yj2ocxg9b/20180912_073628_Small.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/6vpyytv2j/)
Forum: Pictures 11-09-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,528
Posted By JerryMaffz
Hi Gordon..yes, I must do that. Will post a pic...

Hi Gordon..yes, I must do that.
Will post a pic up sometime this week.
Forum: Pictures 11-09-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,528
Posted By JerryMaffz
Happy Birthday to Jerry. It's not actually his...

Happy Birthday to Jerry.
It's not actually his birthday, but it is 4 years since we brought him home to live with us.
He's had another fine year, including a ten week fridge hibernation which...
Forum: Pictures 24-08-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By JerryMaffz
Hi Andy, Jerry is an Eastern Hermann (Testudo...

Hi Andy, Jerry is an Eastern Hermann (Testudo hermanni boettgeri).
Forum: Pictures 06-08-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,026
Posted By JerryMaffz
Great photos, gotta' love the summer. I have...

Great photos, gotta' love the summer.
I have to say, your grass and plants are looking much healthier than mine!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 06-08-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By JerryMaffz
Jan, I send a poo sample(Jerry's :-D) to...

Jan, I send a poo sample(Jerry's :-D) to Wormcount every summer just for peace of mind.
I buy the 'Worm Egg Count' kit here..https://wormcount.com/order-now/
They send everything you need to send...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 09-07-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By JerryMaffz
Jerry moves out of his coldframe quite early...

Jerry moves out of his coldframe quite early these days and heads for the cover of the Carex.
I have been lightly watering the shrubs and grasses to ensure there's some humidity beneath them.
The...
Forum: Pictures 04-07-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By JerryMaffz
Lovely pics, CB. Great to see happy tortoises...

Lovely pics, CB. Great to see happy tortoises behaving how they should.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 04-07-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By JerryMaffz
Really sorry to read such sad news Maddy. Would...

Really sorry to read such sad news Maddy. Would have to agree with Jonathan that poisoning would seem a likely scenario with two passing so suddenly. Could it be airborne? Neighbours spraying...
Forum: Housing 14-06-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By JerryMaffz
Yes, most of the time. As there are no bottoms on...

Yes, most of the time. As there are no bottoms on either of my cold frames and various plants and pots inside them he usually digs down beneath the pots.
I think terracotta pots act as a kind of...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 06-06-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By JerryMaffz
Hi Matt..sounds like you're giving your Hermann a...

Hi Matt..sounds like you're giving your Hermann a good start in life. Welcome.
Forum: Housing 06-06-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By JerryMaffz
I have a Hermann. He is usually out 24/7 between...

I have a Hermann. He is usually out 24/7 between late May to late September without additional heat/light except for a couple of cold frames...this could be prolonged in early Spring and late...
Forum: Pictures 04-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By JerryMaffz
Superb pics of happy tortoises.

Superb pics of happy tortoises.
Forum: General Discussion 17-05-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By JerryMaffz
We made a bee garden last year, which was also an...

We made a bee garden last year, which was also an excuse to grow some tortoise food.
We bought one of those bee house thingys and the solitary leafcutter bees have loved it. So fascinating to...
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