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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 26-10-2020, 06:44 PM
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Views: 140
Posted By Alan1
I've said this on here before but we had one that...

I've said this on here before but we had one that escaped and was found five years later still doing fine. That was in the 60's when we had real winters. Their names were painted on their shells. It...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-10-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Alan1
Interestingly, tort 1 went down on 10th September...

Interestingly, tort 1 went down on 10th September last year and 14th Sept this year although did resurface this year for two days as well after 17 days.
Tort 2 went down 3rd October last year and...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 04-10-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Alan1
Both of them are buried now :mrgreen:

Both of them are buried now :mrgreen:
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 01-10-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Alan1
Well after only 17 days or so my first one to go...

Well after only 17 days or so my first one to go down has resurfaced. My other one who was slowing right down and looked like going down at any point has become a bit more active too. This is despite...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-09-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Alan1
My other one is slowing down, not eating much and...

My other one is slowing down, not eating much and not moving about much but has another 2-3 weeks to go until the usual time she goes down. It's a scorcher today too but doing nothing much at all....
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-09-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Alan1
Has anyone else's gone down yet?

One of mine has gone down yesterday, 4 days later than last year. One always goes in September and the other in October. It doesn't seem to matter how warm it is, it's the warmest it's been since June
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Alan1
Tortoises invade eastern village

Not all that interesting really but .. https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tortoises-invade-eastern-village-158092
Forum: Pictures 09-06-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,439
Posted By Alan1
They say if you see a rat at night there could be...

They say if you see a rat at night there could be a dozen more but if you see one in the daytime there could be 100 more
Forum: Pictures 09-06-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,474
Posted By Alan1
I eventually got round to putting mine up but...

I eventually got round to putting mine up but haven't really had anything very exciting on it. Regular garden birds, some pheasants, a very large cat that comes at night and a sparrowhawk in the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,132
Posted By Alan1
After the long dry spell we had a night of heavy...

After the long dry spell we had a night of heavy rain and it's been cold the past 3 days with a mix of wind, rain and sun. I had planted a hebe to replace one I dug up last year because it had got...
Forum: Housing 03-06-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By Alan1
I also wrap around a couple of those foam...

I also wrap around a couple of those foam exercise/yoga mats first then a hot water tank jacket. Then the insulation blocks that you can see in one of those images and duvets over the top. I have a...
Forum: Housing 03-06-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By Alan1
The tub of soil in the greenhouse is what I use....

The tub of soil in the greenhouse is what I use. I surround it with insulation after they have gone down. I have better pictures somewhere other than what's in this thread but it still shows the tub...
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Alan1
Not too bad, how are you doing?

Not too bad, how are you doing?
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Alan1
Not many left here now though Kelly, I'm not on...

Not many left here now though Kelly, I'm not on much to be honest, I do check to see if there are any posts to be approved but there's hardly any new members
Forum: General Discussion 20-05-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Alan1
Me, still hanging on :)

Me, still hanging on :)
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-05-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,667
Posted By Alan1
Does it have a dry nose? By the way, after...

Does it have a dry nose?

By the way, after 5 posts your posts are no longer moderated (I hope) so one more to go
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-05-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,667
Posted By Alan1
I remembered I had one with similar behaviour...

I remembered I had one with similar behaviour once and it had a calcium stone, baths in warm (but not hot) water twice a day solved that. It popped out in the basin and that was it.
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 17-05-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,377
Posted By Alan1
I don't know about Iberas but my female Hermanns...

I don't know about Iberas but my female Hermanns barge each other upside down at this time of year but will be okay again in a few weeks
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-05-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,667
Posted By Alan1
It might be the temperature always being in the...

It might be the temperature always being in the 30's. It's okay in the 30's under the lamp but it needs to be cooler than that away from the lamp, down to 20-24c. If you do have a cool area then I...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 31-03-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,026
Posted By Alan1
We had a little bit of snow here but as the torts...

We had a little bit of snow here but as the torts are in the greenhouse it heats up quickly when the sun is out and they still go back into the insulated tub of soil at nights. It's not insulated to...
Forum: General Discussion 31-03-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By Alan1
We are on day 14 of isolating today. I don't know...

We are on day 14 of isolating today. I don't know if I had it or not because I had very mild symptoms but my son who has been here since Christmas has almost certainly had it, he had all the symptoms
Forum: Introduce Yourself 16-03-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Alan1
Not too bad apart from just getting old now...

Not too bad apart from just getting old now thanks Gordon and Alley. I hope you are both well too although I know you've had a right struggle Gordon.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 16-03-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,026
Posted By Alan1
Yes it's just as if it was the next day :-D. Last...

Yes it's just as if it was the next day :-D. Last year the soil was disturbed and they had moved about despite it being quite cold but this year we've hardly had any bad frosts at all the the soil...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 16-03-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,026
Posted By Alan1
My pair are up today. One went down on 6th...

My pair are up today. One went down on 6th September or thereabouts and the other a couple of weeks later maybe and both up today 16th March
Forum: Introduce Yourself 15-03-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Alan1
Hello, I'm still here too

Hello, I'm still here too
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