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Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Alan1
Aye hospital is not a great place for getting any...

Aye hospital is not a great place for getting any sleep.

I hope you have some better luck with your health now Gordon
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 12,084
Posted By Alan1
Good luck Gordon, I hope it goes well

Good luck Gordon, I hope it goes well
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-11-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
If you need the plants now the seeds will take...

If you need the plants now the seeds will take too long to grow, if you could dig up weeds and replant them it might be a faster option
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-11-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Alan1
I've long since forgotten about ratios etc but if...

I've long since forgotten about ratios etc but if he is in fact 120g too light then maybe it would be better to not hibernate this year. Were you going to do it in a fridge or some other method?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-11-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By Alan1
What breed of tortoise is he? They don't...

What breed of tortoise is he? They don't neccessarily hibernate on the same day or same week as the previous year. A lot depends on the temperatures at night and the amount of daylight plus a bit of...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 07-11-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
I just used topsoil, no sand, it dries out kind...

I just used topsoil, no sand, it dries out kind of like sand.

One of those 1 hand held spray bottles from Poundland type shops to spray the soil but it dries out so quickly under a lamp that it...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By Alan1
I really wish I hadn't mentioned rain, it has...

I really wish I hadn't mentioned rain, it has never stopped and there's flooding now :)
Forum: General Discussion 18-10-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 12,084
Posted By Alan1
Sorry to hear of your troubles Gordon, I hope...

Sorry to hear of your troubles Gordon, I hope things turn around for you ASAP
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 18-10-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By Alan1
One of mine dug down on 10th Sept and the other...

One of mine dug down on 10th Sept and the other on 3rd Oct. I spoke too soon about the rain, heavy rain all day here today :roll:
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-10-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By Alan1
We've not had a right lot of rain here, one...

We've not had a right lot of rain here, one really wet day in recent weeks and a mix of sunny days and showers. My pair are both hibernating now
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-09-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
These are the ones I got,...

These are the ones I got, https://www.gardenhealth.com/westland-top-soil 20 litre and 35 litre - I can't remember what size I got but think it was the 35 litre ones because they were bigger than the...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-09-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
I get it from a garden center and the brand is...

I get it from a garden center and the brand is Westland Topsoil in a green and blue bag but I've seen smaller bags of it outside Asda stores though maybe not after the summer has gone
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Alan1
That was our summer here that you described there...

That was our summer here that you described there :lol:
Forum: General Discussion 13-09-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Alan1
It was 5c here this morning. The one that has...

It was 5c here this morning. The one that has gone down is still down and the other one is just basking in the greehouse. Sunny but very cold out of the sun. I think this summer we only had a max of...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-09-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
In what way?

In what way?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-09-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
it looks like a female hermanns to me but someone...

it looks like a female hermanns to me but someone else should know better than me
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 12-09-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
I'm not very good at ID's. All I know is it's not...

I'm not very good at ID's. All I know is it's not a Horsfield
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-09-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By Alan1
One of mine has buried down and not appeared out...

One of mine has buried down and not appeared out today, this is about their time now even though it's been a warmer day today
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-09-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
To post pictures you need to upload your picture...

To post pictures you need to upload your picture to the likes of https://imgur.com/upload then copy and paste the link into your post
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 09-09-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
You can buy flowers to plant and grow on,...

You can buy flowers to plant and grow on, Campanula is one often available in the likes of Homebase and B&Q but it needs to be allowed to grow outdoors for a year or two.
Sterilised topsoil is the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 12,084
Posted By Alan1
Jeez you've been in the wars, get well soon

Jeez you've been in the wars, get well soon
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 09-09-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,260
Posted By Alan1
Hi there. Others might be able to advise on the...

Hi there. Others might be able to advise on the other stuff but for food, the supermarkets don't offer a great deal really. Bagged mixed leaf salad (without beetroot, carrot, red peppers) is about...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 05-09-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By Alan1
Aye it's been 7c at nights here for almost a week...

Aye it's been 7c at nights here for almost a week apart from one night that was 13c :shock:
Warm in the sun and warmer still in the greenhouse but if the sun goes away and they are outside it's too...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 05-09-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By Alan1
Well they didn't eat today despite being warm in...

Well they didn't eat today despite being warm in there so maybe they're not far off going down now
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 05-09-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By Alan1
Slowwwing Dowwwnnn

My pair are slowing down, burying deeper each night but coming out every morning to charge about and eat then a couple of hours later they are back into the tub of soil to sit for the rest of the...
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