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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 27-01-2015, 10:34 PM
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Posted By derrick0312
my tortoise died today...

...turned upside down under the lamp while I was out. She's gone now. I would like to keep her shell so she can still stay with me. Anyone knows how it can be done? I don't want to do it myself, so...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 17-04-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By derrick0312
Ermmmm......Day 4 now and the red is still...

Ermmmm......Day 4 now and the red is still there...assume it's really bruising, how long usually would it take for it to go away?
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 15-04-2013, 08:44 PM
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Views: 519
Posted By derrick0312
Day 2 update...the red flush underneath the...

Day 2 update...the red flush underneath the plastron still there but hasn't spread. I am taking it as a good sign as I imagine if it's septicaemia then it would progress quickly??Will continue...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 14-04-2013, 07:00 PM
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Views: 519
Posted By derrick0312
Just brought her to the vet - tho not a...

Just brought her to the vet - tho not a specialist. He said doesn't seem like septicaemia but he can't be certain. He did suggest it could be bruising or contact dermatitis...nth much I could do...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 14-04-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By derrick0312
Exclamation Redness in the shell????

I was bathing my tort this morning and notice these 'redness' in her shell. It didn't seem to be here yesterday but maybe I wasn't careful enough in the inspection.

Could anyone please tell me...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 02-02-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By derrick0312
That's really reassuring...I was just not sure as...

That's really reassuring...I was just not sure as her shell looks different to others...but now I feel fine!!
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 02-02-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By derrick0312
She's roughly 10cm long and weighs around...

She's roughly 10cm long and weighs around 200grams. Probably a little underweight? Her shell was not exactly 'round' if you look at the first photo of her now. Is it true their shell grow vertically...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 02-02-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By derrick0312
Please help! Deformed Shell/MBD? (photo heavy)

Hi all, I would like to ask whether my tort has problem with her shell and is it the starting of MBD (I hope not :cry:). My tort was born with a 'funny' shell and for this reason, I don't know if...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 25-01-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By derrick0312
Where can I get Mazuri Pellet

Where can I get the Mazuri Pellet suitable for tortoise? I bought mine 6 months ago from someone on this forum (sorry I forgot who that is), and it's almost used up...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 25-01-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By derrick0312
Is my Tort growing okay?

Hi all, I want to make sure that my tort is growing fine...I notice the front of her shell is growing 'higher' than the back (see 2nd verebral scute). It's my impression that the 3rd scute should be...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 18-11-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By derrick0312
HI AGAIN! I finally got my heat mat and am going...

HI AGAIN! I finally got my heat mat and am going to install it tomorrow. Having a test-run now on the table, but this thing is so weak??? jsut giving out a very gentle heat?? is it normal?? or I got...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 12-11-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By derrick0312
Wow!! you are quite a inventor!! Did you go with...

Wow!! you are quite a inventor!! Did you go with plan A or plan B in the end? I might have to do the same in my case. So you are going to leave this 'device' under soil?

I have ordered a habistat...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 12-11-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By derrick0312
Erm Prob a stupid question,..but do I stick the...

Erm Prob a stupid question,..but do I stick the heat mat outside of my plastic base? or keep it inside and lay soil on it???
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-11-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By derrick0312
I see...so from the pictures, do you have 2...

I see...so from the pictures, do you have 2 basking spots - one inside one outside?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-11-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By derrick0312
Why do some people don't like heat mat??

Why do some people don't like heat mat??
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-11-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By derrick0312
Function-wise, is IR bulb any different to...

Function-wise, is IR bulb any different to ceramic bulb??? I thought they are doing the same thing?? Is it one better than the other??
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-11-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By derrick0312
This is brilliant but I am not good at wood works...

This is brilliant but I am not good at wood works myself...I guess you buit this rather than bought it?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 07-11-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By derrick0312
I am using a open-top enclosure as I have been...

I am using a open-top enclosure as I have been reading a lot about how vivarium is not ideal regarding ventilation?? So you think I should switch?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 07-11-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By derrick0312
Don't know what to do to keep my tort warm

Hi all, been a while since I last posted but lately I am worrying about my little 2 yr old tortoise. She is so inactive these days - sleeping for 3+ days without waking up and not eating much. I...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 12-08-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By derrick0312
so i shouldnt be worried?

so i shouldnt be worried?
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 11-08-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By derrick0312
Something wrong with her? Skin condition?

Hi all, lately when I was bathing my tort I realized some part of her skin are significantly paper than the rest. I am really worried that it's some skin condition. Can anyone please take a look for...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-05-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By derrick0312
Seeing wildlife tortoise...how?

Although not sure whether it's possible, I always want to go to see wildlife tortoises. it must be a great sight observing MANY tortoises in the wild!! Does anyone know where I might be able to do...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 29-03-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By derrick0312
well I just heard about many claims that it's a...

well I just heard about many claims that it's a 'magical' drug and can be used in so many situations...so I want to find out more about it...Most cases have been using to treat snakes/chameleons, so...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 29-03-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By derrick0312
Sorry to hear that...is her wee pink consistently...

Sorry to hear that...is her wee pink consistently or just one time you notice?? I know in human it's not uncommon for some to have pink-ish urine after eating certain things...

I guess if you only...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 29-03-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,062
Posted By derrick0312
Came across this article on new scientist a while...

Came across this article on new scientist a while back. Quite interesting analysis on their 'intelligence' I would say, talked about mapping, and behaviour learning...
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