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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 31-03-2020, 03:54 PM
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Views: 2,134
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, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
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, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,134
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, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,134
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 341
Posted By Alan1
Hello, I'm still here too

Hello, I'm still here too
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 22,482
Posted By Alan1
Aye hospital is not a great place for getting any...

Aye hospital is not a great place for getting any sleep.

I hope you have some better luck with your health now Gordon
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 22,482
Posted By Alan1
Good luck Gordon, I hope it goes well

Good luck Gordon, I hope it goes well
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-11-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,665
Posted By Alan1
If you need the plants now the seeds will take...

If you need the plants now the seeds will take too long to grow, if you could dig up weeds and replant them it might be a faster option
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-11-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Alan1
I've long since forgotten about ratios etc but if...

I've long since forgotten about ratios etc but if he is in fact 120g too light then maybe it would be better to not hibernate this year. Were you going to do it in a fridge or some other method?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-11-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,134
Posted By Alan1
What breed of tortoise is he? They don't...

What breed of tortoise is he? They don't neccessarily hibernate on the same day or same week as the previous year. A lot depends on the temperatures at night and the amount of daylight plus a bit of...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 07-11-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,665
Posted By Alan1
I just used topsoil, no sand, it dries out kind...

I just used topsoil, no sand, it dries out kind of like sand.

One of those 1 hand held spray bottles from Poundland type shops to spray the soil but it dries out so quickly under a lamp that it...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-10-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,134
Posted By Alan1
I really wish I hadn't mentioned rain, it has...

I really wish I hadn't mentioned rain, it has never stopped and there's flooding now :)
Forum: General Discussion 18-10-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 22,482
Posted By Alan1
Sorry to hear of your troubles Gordon, I hope...

Sorry to hear of your troubles Gordon, I hope things turn around for you ASAP
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 18-10-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,134
Posted By Alan1
One of mine dug down on 10th Sept and the other...

One of mine dug down on 10th Sept and the other on 3rd Oct. I spoke too soon about the rain, heavy rain all day here today :roll:
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-10-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,134
Posted By Alan1
We've not had a right lot of rain here, one...

We've not had a right lot of rain here, one really wet day in recent weeks and a mix of sunny days and showers. My pair are both hibernating now
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-09-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,665
Posted By Alan1
These are the ones I got,...

These are the ones I got, https://www.gardenhealth.com/westland-top-soil 20 litre and 35 litre - I can't remember what size I got but think it was the 35 litre ones because they were bigger than the...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-09-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,665
Posted By Alan1
I get it from a garden center and the brand is...

I get it from a garden center and the brand is Westland Topsoil in a green and blue bag but I've seen smaller bags of it outside Asda stores though maybe not after the summer has gone
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Alan1
That was our summer here that you described there...

That was our summer here that you described there :lol:
Forum: General Discussion 13-09-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Alan1
It was 5c here this morning. The one that has...

It was 5c here this morning. The one that has gone down is still down and the other one is just basking in the greehouse. Sunny but very cold out of the sun. I think this summer we only had a max of...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-09-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,665
Posted By Alan1
In what way?

In what way?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-09-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,665
Posted By Alan1
it looks like a female hermanns to me but someone...

it looks like a female hermanns to me but someone else should know better than me
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 12-09-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,665
Posted By Alan1
I'm not very good at ID's. All I know is it's not...

I'm not very good at ID's. All I know is it's not a Horsfield
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-09-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,134
Posted By Alan1
One of mine has buried down and not appeared out...

One of mine has buried down and not appeared out today, this is about their time now even though it's been a warmer day today
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-09-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,665
Posted By Alan1
To post pictures you need to upload your picture...

To post pictures you need to upload your picture to the likes of https://imgur.com/upload then copy and paste the link into your post
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