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Forum: Housing 10-07-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Blueginger1984
Hi guys, Thanks for the replies, I'll just...

Hi guys,
Thanks for the replies, I'll just stick to top soil. Pea gravel isn't really an option, as Darla is a little stone magnet. :smile: I'll put some more plants in to make it more interesting.
Forum: Housing 08-07-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Blueginger1984
Bark substrate

Hi,

I currently have top soil in there outdoor pens, but I'm thinking of adding a small area of wooden bark and another area of slate and I wondered if both of these would be OK?

I'm just...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 26-02-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Blueginger1984
I had the same problem with my two, it turns out...

I had the same problem with my two, it turns out I had two boys so I had split them up.
Forum: Housing 18-07-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Blueginger1984
Thanks for the replys. I do have horsefields, I...

Thanks for the replys. I do have horsefields, I think I'll leave it unlined and see how things go.:-D
Forum: Housing 14-07-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Blueginger1984
Drainage question

Hi everyone,

I'm attempting to make an outdoor tortoise table enclosure, and I have a question about drainage. Should I line the table with pond liner and then make holes in the liner? Or should I...
Forum: Housing 02-07-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By Blueginger1984
Thanks for the info, I'll see what my local...

Thanks for the info, I'll see what my local garden centre have.:-D
Forum: Housing 02-07-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By Blueginger1984
plants for shade

Hi everyone, I'm looking for some plants that will provide shade in the outdoor enclosure. Can I ask what you you, or what your torts like to hide in? 😃
Forum: Housing 22-06-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Blueginger1984
Nice enclosure, I'm sure they will love it. Can I...

Nice enclosure, I'm sure they will love it. Can I ask what plants you have? I'd like to get some for my enclosures.
Forum: Pictures 27-05-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Blueginger1984
Fun in the Sun!

Hi, thought I'd share a few pictures from this week :-D

Dory playing hide and seek!
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i409/shelleys1984/IMAG1825.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Blueginger1984
Smile scented candles and tortoises

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to ask if burning scented candles near my tortoises could harm them or affect their breathing?
My tortoises are in my living room and I burn scented candles on my...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 12-09-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By Blueginger1984
Thanks for the reply CB. I'm bathing him in clean...

Thanks for the reply CB. I'm bathing him in clean water after and giving him a scrub with a sponge to make sure I get all traces off as well as splashing clean water all over him. Much to his...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 12-09-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By Blueginger1984
Reptoboost

Hi, I'm bathing my tort in Reptoboost at the moment, but want to make sure i'm doing it right. The tub says 1 scoop per 500ml of water to drinking water.

So if i'm bathing him in reptoboost does...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 06-09-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
I'm pleased all his results are clear, but just...

I'm pleased all his results are clear, but just frustrated he isn't his normal self. The xray was still bugging me that you can't see his lungs and I wondered if it was the machine? So I had...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 05-09-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
Hi everyone. Dory seems a bit better. He's had a...

Hi everyone. Dory seems a bit better. He's had a few nibbles of food by himself, and has been having lots of time wondering outside. All his poop samples came back clear. :D
When I look at his face...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 30-08-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
Hi burnt toast, No the vet sent sample to a...

Hi burnt toast,

No the vet sent sample to a lab. Dory seemed a little better on Sunday he ate some food (I had to hand feed him though) and then he had a little stomp around. :-D he also threw a...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 26-08-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
Dory measures about 15.3cm in length and age is...

Dory measures about 15.3cm in length and age is about 6 years old. Dory had another X-ray today, but there were no change in the picture.

When I first got Dory another vet tested his poop and...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 25-08-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
Hi everyone, Sorry I haven't posted for a...

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted for a bit. Dory seems a bit better, he had more to eat yesterday and seems more alert. The vets have offered to xray him again tomorrow to see if there is any...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 19-08-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
This is a picture of when Dory showed us his...

This is a picture of when Dory showed us his bits! He also tucks his tail into the side which I read is what male torts do.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i409/shelleys1984/IMAG0103.jpg
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 18-08-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
Thanks for the replies everyone. I've had Dory...

Thanks for the replies everyone. I've had Dory since 2011 and I was told he was about 1 year old then, so he's about 6-7 years old now. He is definitely a boy as he has flashed us before and he...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 17-08-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
Hi Anyfoot, Yes i'm bathing him everyday in warm...

Hi Anyfoot, Yes i'm bathing him everyday in warm water. His eyes are ok, no sign of swelling.
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 16-08-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
Hi everyone, sorry I haven't replied sooner. ...

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't replied sooner.
All Dorys blood test came back clear which is great news :mrgreen:. The vet decided to give him an antibiotic injection, which he had Monday. He will...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 09-08-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
Thanks for the replies guys, Dory is a...

Thanks for the replies guys, Dory is a horsefield. I'm currently bathing him everyday. When I took him to the vets he said he didn't look dehydrated which is good. I called the vets today to chase up...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 08-08-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
Hi guys, thanks so much for the replies and...

Hi guys, thanks so much for the replies and advice. It's just so frustrating not knowing what's wrong. He does do the leg moving when he's still but I don't think it's more than usual, but I will...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 08-08-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,324
Posted By Blueginger1984
XRAY Pictures

Hi everyone, so since the beginning of summer Dory hasn't been himself. He has stopped eating and doesn't get up by himself no more. I put him under his light for a warm but he only stays for a few...
Forum: Pictures 08-08-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,711
Posted By Blueginger1984
Your torts are beauties, I'd love a red foot But...

Your torts are beauties, I'd love a red foot But then again I'd have a tort of every species if I could! :grin:

And your enclosure, Wow! They've got their own pool with a water feature, I've got...
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