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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 23-03-2020, 02:00 PM
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Views: 181
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: 181
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: 181
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: 181
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: 565
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: 565
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: 3,590
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: 1,564
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: 880
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: 880
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: 4,675
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: 4,675
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: 4,675
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...
Forum: Housing 03-05-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,675
Posted By jimothy
Thanks CB, certainly some food for thought there....

Thanks CB, certainly some food for thought there. Maybe I will get the drill out...

I still would ideally double stack them to save space so the lads could have the maximum sized indoor space I...
Forum: Housing 30-04-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,675
Posted By jimothy
Not sure I understand what you mean with the...

Not sure I understand what you mean with the trays - use them as a base and then walls made out of wood panels?
Forum: Housing 28-04-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,675
Posted By jimothy
Happytortoisehabitat.co.uk

Not being amazing at DIY (probably ending up in A&E if I go near any power tools) I was looking at one of the Ďbunk bedí double tortoise tables on happytortoisehabitat.co.uk as my two iberas are now...
Forum: Housing 24-03-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By jimothy
I bought a couple of the super cheap Chinese ones...

I bought a couple of the super cheap Chinese ones off amazon (<£30) and am perfectly happy with them. They don’t do anything fancy other than pan, tilt, zoom and they don’t record unless you put a...
Forum: Pictures 01-02-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By jimothy
I should add that is a pile for two of them!

I should add that is a pile for two of them!
Forum: Pictures 01-02-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By jimothy
Slow eater

So Pythagoras (6 months old) is quite funny when he tries to eat - just bites the air for ages before he finally makes contact with the food! Amazingly despite this he is putting on weight just fine!...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-01-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By jimothy
Tortoises in space

This is fascinating. I never knew that a pair of Russian tortoises won the space race.

If Iíd known I would have called ours Neil Armstrong!
...
Forum: Housing 09-01-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By jimothy
Wow that is incredible work. I canít imagine how...

Wow that is incredible work. I canít imagine how long preparing the daily food takes??

Are you opening a hotel soon? 😂 😂 😂
Forum: Housing 07-01-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By jimothy
Once they are fully grown adults, would you say...

Once they are fully grown adults, would you say they still need protection or just while they are juveniles?
Forum: Housing 07-01-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By jimothy
Outdoor housing in urban area

Although our two spur thighed (iberas) are only 4.5 months/30grams at the moment, we are planning on re-scaping the garden this year and want to plan ahead for when they are big enough to go outside....
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 24-11-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By jimothy
http://amzn.eu/d/1fnsbsk Seems a lot of...

http://amzn.eu/d/1fnsbsk

Seems a lot of money to grow dandelions in but might be worth it!
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 08-11-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By jimothy
Growing weeds indoors in winter

I'm going to try and grow some weeds from seed for my hatchlings indoors as there are slim pickings in the garden of weeds that they like to eat at the moment.

Has anyone had success and what did...
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