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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 21-05-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By ben_e71
Wonder if expectations were different

Hi,

had my torts for three years for the oldest who is 7 and 1 year for the youngest who are 4

They have a nice indoor table and various versions of the outdoor enclosures as I have moved house...
Forum: Housing 19-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By ben_e71
Thanks I have kept it. Although having put them...

Thanks I have kept it. Although having put them outside they are now back to their habit of hiding in the hides
Forum: Housing 16-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By ben_e71
Removing the mesh?

Hi

My outside tortoise world has always had a 50cm square welded mesh underneath it to stop the fellas digging out as previously it has been on softish ground.

However now they are going on...
Forum: Housing 06-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By ben_e71
No views no posts? Quick bump

No views no posts? Quick bump
Forum: Housing 05-05-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By ben_e71
Moved now darker

In my old house I had the torts in a wooden table in our conservatory which was light and heated. I used an Arcadia uv and heat lamp at one end of the table and a normal 60w bulb at the other for...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 27-11-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By ben_e71
not down in Sussex it hasn't brrrrr Fridge in...

not down in Sussex it hasn't brrrrr Fridge in indoors and depending on the shelf is between 4.3 and 6.7 deg c
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 27-11-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By ben_e71
Done a wee.

All four tortoises have been hibernating in the Fridge at 5 degrees since Saturday. Did one of my checks today and three are fine eyes closed and responding to touch so pretty normal.

The fourth a...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 22-09-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By ben_e71
Here you go...

Here you go http://www.screwfix.com/p/masterplug-digital-programmable-7-day-timer-240v/33463
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 21-09-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By ben_e71
might be worth getting one of those digital timer...

might be worth getting one of those digital timer switches that have a battery backup. I have one I use every year for the Christmas lights and every year it is still working and then recharges...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 21-09-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By ben_e71
this sounds like the weird one mine do where...

this sounds like the weird one mine do where their heads are flat and slightly curved tot he side.... in fact sometimes they are both like that almost in parallel
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 02-09-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 330
Posted By ben_e71
Over already?

Managed to get them out a lot during June July and te last two weeks. Having looked outside this morning it's misty and temp nudging 10deg.

So it seems as soon as I got them into a routine of...
Forum: Pictures 14-07-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By ben_e71
just taken down my old garden shed and put up a...

just taken down my old garden shed and put up a new one.... underneath was a hole and out of it came about 9 different frogs of all colours and sizes.
Forum: Housing 02-07-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By ben_e71
looks lovely .... exactly the problem I have with...

looks lovely .... exactly the problem I have with mine everytime I put them out buried ... they've currently been buried since SUnday.
Forum: Housing 30-06-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,364
Posted By ben_e71
brill thanks

brill thanks
Forum: Housing 30-06-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,364
Posted By ben_e71
Any chance of pictures from this year from a...

Any chance of pictures from this year from a similar angle to see how it's developed?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 28-06-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 197
Posted By ben_e71
Yes after a few temporary fixes after my post...

Yes after a few temporary fixes after my post about burying I let mine out again and once again the are buried. This time under the lavender. Pointless weather.
Forum: Pictures 20-06-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By ben_e71
are those plants eating plants or non eating...

are those plants eating plants or non eating plants? What plants are they?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-06-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By ben_e71
So I have a deep area I could fill with soil for...

So I have a deep area I could fill with soil for digging. With regards their house do I leave soil in that or something else?

I do feel some of the issue is the weather.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-06-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By ben_e71
Excellent thanks. Do you have pics of your...

Excellent thanks. Do you have pics of your enclosure you can point me towards?

It was July last year.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-06-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By ben_e71
Thats pretty much what mine was like last year...

Thats pretty much what mine was like last year and I lost both of then about 6" down. Took me two days of digging by fingers to find them. Hence the slate this year.

So back to the original...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 18-06-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By ben_e71
Do you find they bury much? Also how deep is the...

Do you find they bury much? Also how deep is the soil?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 18-06-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By ben_e71
put thermometer in outdoor house last night.......

put thermometer in outdoor house last night.... probe in air recorded 15.6C probe in soil similar.

Doesn't seem too cold for them
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-06-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By ben_e71
Thanks. I will get some half pots for hides. Is...

Thanks. I will get some half pots for hides. Is the soil u have loose or compacted? My worry is last year the bigger run was half and half and they just dug down there too.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-06-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By ben_e71
Behemoth (/bɨˈhiːməθ/ or /ˈbiː.əməθ/, also...

Behemoth (/bɨˈhiːməθ/ or /ˈbiː.əməθ/, also /ˈbeɪ.əmɔːθ/; Hebrew בהמות, behemoth (modern: behemot)) is a beast mentioned in Job 40:1524. Suggested identities range from dinosaur to crocodile to a...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-06-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By ben_e71
The water is a largish reptile water bowl hidden...

The water is a largish reptile water bowl hidden behind the plant pot.

Last week we gave them the run of the garden (supervised) in the full sun and ey walked and walked..... Their enclosure was...
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