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Forum: General Discussion 28-05-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By jimothy
The sculptures are great fun. My dad was a potter...

The sculptures are great fun. My dad was a potter so always had fun with clay growing up. Is there a tortoise museum anywhere anyone’s been to?
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By jimothy
Tortoise paraphernalia

We've only been keeping tortoises for two years but have already amassed quite a few things chelonian around the house. I don't think I have a problem yet but it might be heading that way.

What...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By jimothy
I’m quite new but this forum has been so helpful...

I’m quite new but this forum has been so helpful - as a new keeper it is easy to panic or feel overwhelmed and the advice from all the years of collective experience has been a god send!
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 15-05-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By jimothy
Well thanks and I am a little surprised to hear...

Well thanks and I am a little surprised to hear that. Is it usual for female iberas to be difficult to house together? They have been ramming and climbing on each other in the past.
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 15-05-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By jimothy
I think this is what you mean? Darwin: ...

I think this is what you mean?

Darwin:
https://imgur.com/gallery/46XLSJn

Pythagoras:
https://imgur.com/gallery/rgaTk7d
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 15-05-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By jimothy
Sex of my tortoises

As suggested on another thread I wonder if you can help me out. They both hatched August 2018. I have a suspicion they are both Male but would appreciate some expert opinion!

Darwin:...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-05-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By jimothy
I was worried for a few weeks when my year old...

I was worried for a few weeks when my year old ibera did this. Nothing obviously physically wrong (pooping, moving, shell eyes tongue all ok etc) but ‘depressed’ and sleeping all day when in his box...
Forum: Pictures 15-05-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By jimothy
Thanks - I will start another thread!

Thanks - I will start another thread!
Forum: Pictures 09-05-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By jimothy
They only have use of the garden when one of us...

They only have use of the garden when one of us is about. We live in centre-ish of London (Kennington just south of the river) and there are foxes and rats about that I would worry too much. The...
Forum: Pictures 08-05-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By jimothy
Little ones out in the garden

So I took some photos of Darwin and Pythagoras today (about 1 year 8 months old) and thought I would share.

They were having a really good romp around in the heat - they are currently mad for the...
Forum: Pictures 30-04-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 332
Posted By jimothy
How many do you have in there?

How many do you have in there?
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 08-04-2020, 12:42 PM
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Views: 819
Posted By jimothy
Well the council don't seem to be mowing any of...

Well the council don't seem to be mowing any of the grass around the estates near me so there is abundant sow thistle, dandelions, plantains. There is also a little strip that has ice plant in...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 23-03-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By jimothy
Now back in the UK, reunited with P&D. Amazingly...

Now back in the UK, reunited with P&D. Amazingly the garden is stuffed with weeds even the sedum/ice plant they love is started to appear!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-03-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By jimothy
No tortoises in Chilean Patagonia by the way— it...

No tortoises in Chilean Patagonia by the way— it is an amazing place with fantastic birds, scenery and wildlife. Got to see a Puma, Armadillos, Condors and amazing Magellanic penguins!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-03-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By jimothy
Thanks for the replies - I was catastrophising as...

Thanks for the replies - I was catastrophising as I was in Patagonia and the Argentina border got closed! I am now back in civilisation (Santiago, Chile) and god willing I will be flying back to...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-03-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By jimothy
How to safely abandon a tortoise

So this might sound dramatic but I am currently in South America (Chile) and some other readers may end up incapacitated or hospitalised in the developing epidemic. I am not due to fly back until...
Forum: Housing 13-01-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By jimothy
Thanks for the suggestion - I looked into it when...

Thanks for the suggestion - I looked into it when I first set up but is seemed like it would be more complicated.

So you recommend to have the heat lamp on a timer, or a thermostatic controller or...
Forum: Housing 12-01-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By jimothy
Heritage D3 lamps

So I was browsing for new bulbs. I usually buy arcadia brand but these 'Heritage' brand bulbs (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heritage-Nature-Glow-Reptile-Basking-Lamp/dp/B073H9Q8ZY?th=1) are about half...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-09-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,303
Posted By jimothy
Here are some photos of my indoor and outdoor...

Here are some photos of my indoor and outdoor setup for my two 1 year old iberas - they are only 5cm long though! I find that the combined heat/light lamp works quite well and the heat diffuses...
Forum: Pictures 10-08-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,864
Posted By jimothy
Pythagoras and Darwin out and about. They are...

Pythagoras and Darwin out and about. They are absolutely mad for mallow flowers at the moment.

https://i.imgur.com/KIqtMVT.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ktvtDC1.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/B4kONmK.jpg
Forum: Pictures 21-07-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By jimothy
I think the locals must have thought it a bit...

I think the locals must have thought it a bit odd to stop traffic to help a tortoise cross the road... it would be like seeing a rabbit on the road in the UK.

I spoke to the owner of the B&B we...
Forum: Pictures 21-07-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By jimothy
Wild moroccan tortoises

Photos/videos in this link:
https://imgur.com/gallery/7ipFZmX
Scroll down there are 18 pictures and videos!

So we just got back from Morocco - our two torts have been well looked after by my...
Forum: Housing 02-06-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,139
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
Replies: 20
Views: 5,139
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!


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47973086333_9c774a0b1a_c.jpg
Forum: Housing 29-05-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,139
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...
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