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Forum: Identification/Sexing. 23-12-2016, 10:44 AM
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Posted By veggie86
Hmmm...let me try again.

Hmmm...let me try again.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 22-12-2016, 09:29 PM
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Views: 730
Posted By veggie86
How much light after hibernation?

How long should the heat/uv be on when torts wake up from hibernation?

Poppy is up early (fridge temp malfunction) and has warmed up, bathed, weed, drank and is eating. I can't remember what I did...
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 22-12-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By veggie86
Ibera sexes please

Hiya, I've had the trio for a couple of years now, I'm hoping someone can have a guess at their sexes?

Poppy, hatched 2010, 160mm...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 28-02-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,134
Posted By veggie86
Higher temps. I've had to put in an extra lamp...

Higher temps. I've had to put in an extra lamp for my over wintered torts. In the 30's at the warm end, around 40 directly under the basking lamp. It worked wonders :)
Forum: Pictures 15-02-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By veggie86
Very pretty :) I was examining my lots' shell...

Very pretty :) I was examining my lots' shell patterns this morning too. Fascinating watching the colours and patterns develop :)
Forum: Housing 11-02-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By veggie86
I will get some pics before the plants go in but...

I will get some pics before the plants go in but I have killed my phone (again).
Forum: Housing 11-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By veggie86
I FOUND SOIL!!! It's looking loads better with...

I FOUND SOIL!!! It's looking loads better with that in. The only stuff I could find was some expensive organic stuff so I 'acquired' some mole hills to mix in with it and bulk it out a bit :)
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Forum: Pictures 07-02-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By veggie86
Mmm yummy iccle torts :)

Mmm yummy iccle torts :)
Forum: Housing 07-02-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By veggie86
Aww thank you :) I hope so. I can't wait for the...

Aww thank you :) I hope so. I can't wait for the weather to be good enough for the torts to get out there. It's so much space compared to their indoor run. I hope they enjoy it :)
Forum: Housing 06-02-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By veggie86
Bit more done today. I attached the mesh cover...

Bit more done today. I attached the mesh cover bits with hinges so I can get access top the top level for planting etc. I've sourced some more mesh to make the wonky corners secure. I was going to...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 02-02-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By veggie86
Interesting...According to this my two older ones...

Interesting...According to this my two older ones are way too big. I've always thought they were on the small side as so many others I hear about seem to be bigger, or a lot younger but a similar...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 01-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By veggie86
Well Pickles did 7 1/2 weeks for his first...

Well Pickles did 7 1/2 weeks for his first hibernation. He lost 1g while he was in the fridge and was up and eating within a few hours of me waking him up :) He was back to his pre-wind down weight...
Forum: Pictures 01-02-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By veggie86
Where did you get them? I might give it a go if...

Where did you get them? I might give it a go if they're not expensive, it does look so much nicer in the table with some greenery.
Forum: Pictures 31-01-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By veggie86
Aww such great pics! Does look like he's having...

Aww such great pics! Does look like he's having fun :) I'd love to have some fake plants in my enclosures but Poppy will try and eat anything like that :/
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 27-01-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By veggie86
Aww so sorry to hear this :( Re keeping your...

Aww so sorry to hear this :( Re keeping your torts shell, try speaking to a taxidermist.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 26-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By veggie86
Yay :) Pickles was up this week too, so great...

Yay :) Pickles was up this week too, so great having them back!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 26-01-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By veggie86
:( Oh no. So sorry. RIP little George x

:( Oh no. So sorry. RIP little George x
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 22-01-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By veggie86
Mine has travelled a few times when I visit my...

Mine has travelled a few times when I visit my parents (6 hour journey). I take his table and lights etc for him to live in so it's no different from being at home. In the car he travels in a shoe...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 22-01-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By veggie86
I hibernated Pickles because he started to slow...

I hibernated Pickles because he started to slow right down. I was going to wait until he was older but he wanted to sleep so I went with it this year.

On the other hand I got Poppy and Pip in...
Forum: Housing 18-01-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By veggie86
More done today :) The mesh for the top...

More done today :)

The mesh for the top half has been cut to fit around the tree, I'll be doing some more tweaks to get that corner completely escape proof. Need to get some hinges to attach the...
Forum: Housing 17-01-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By veggie86
Ok :) There is a raised 'bedroom' bit in the...

Ok :)

There is a raised 'bedroom' bit in the rabbit run, I will be replacing the wooden roof with clear perspex so that end will be warm and dry. I'll make sure they've got darker hidey places...
Forum: Housing 17-01-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By veggie86
I'd go with topsoil as a substrate, everything...

I'd go with topsoil as a substrate, everything else sounds great :) So exciting getting your first tort!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-01-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By veggie86
I gave Pip a squeeze today, she's got a bit of...

I gave Pip a squeeze today, she's got a bit of give in her plastron, but it's definitely not 'spongy' and her carapace is hard. When I got her two months ago the back end of her carapace was a bit...
Forum: Housing 16-01-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By veggie86
Ah good idea, thanks :) I do have a couple of...

Ah good idea, thanks :) I do have a couple of spare slabs lying around :)
Forum: Housing 15-01-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By veggie86
Nearly killed myself trying to carry a pallet...

Nearly killed myself trying to carry a pallet from the car to the garden in a gale today lol. I've managed to get hold of some mesh covered panels from an old rabbit run (love freecycle!) so this...
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