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Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 24-03-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Yes they can. I have fed it very occasionally and...

Yes they can. I have fed it very occasionally and some of my tortoises won't eat it but others do.
Forum: Pictures 24-03-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 67
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
That's a great tortoise story Lynn, thanks for...

That's a great tortoise story Lynn, thanks for telling.
Forum: Pictures 23-03-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 67
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
I can see him once I've clicked on the link but...

I can see him once I've clicked on the link but not otherwise.
Is he a Margie?
Forum: General Discussion 23-03-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 33
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Yes please post photos then tell me how you did...

Yes please post photos then tell me how you did it. ��
Forum: General Discussion 23-03-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 33
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Talking Burnt Toast

One of our long time members has had some technical problems getting on the forum. But, stand by for a return!!
Forum: General Discussion 23-03-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 414
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Bright, sunny and cool (9 degree C in shade)....

Bright, sunny and cool (9 degree C in shade). Good for tortoises in coldframes with lamps.
Forum: Housing 23-03-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 67
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Hi Matt, I'm at the stage before...

Hi Matt, I'm at the stage before you....interested and looked at some, got totally confused and haven't bought anything yet.

As you say, so many on market. Huge range of prices. Some set-ups come...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 24-02-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Hi Emma. Yes lovely people from last time want...

Hi Emma. Yes lovely people from last time want more! I won't need to go through that process this time. We're just feeling a bit more pressure to reproduce!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 24-02-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Thanks Sandy and Gordon. I half remembered you...

Thanks Sandy and Gordon. I half remembered you saying that G and wanted to check. I don't do breeding much but a couple of people asked and I expect 2 females will lay early season. I will incubate...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 24-02-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Hermann eggs

Hi folks. This is about females laying eggs after waking from hibernation. Eggs that must have been formed at the end of last season but were not laid before winter set in. Are these very unlikely to...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 21-02-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 761
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
I use a fridge each time and find it OK. The temp...

I use a fridge each time and find it OK. The temp can be exactly controlled and I know there are no rats.

It's not natural though, I know that.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 12-02-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Total Ninja! I just checked out the stuff...

Total Ninja!

I just checked out the stuff that mankind decided to send into space but I wish I hadn't.

If you're ready to feel disappointed in your fellow man / woman, here you go. I won't...
Forum: Pictures 11-02-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
I heard Gordon is going to stop posting because...

I heard Gordon is going to stop posting because he said he wouldn't do more than 5000 posts and he's on 4999.
Forum: Pictures 11-02-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
They are lovely!

They are lovely!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-02-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
This sending tortoises into space is pointless...

This sending tortoises into space is pointless and morally wrong in my opinion!

When the original Horsfields went into space they came back with a 10% loss of body mass.

What does a tortoise...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 27-11-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
There is a new generation of LED indoors...

There is a new generation of LED indoors growlights which don't produce much heat but provide suitable spectrum of light. There would a risk of drying out but I think this could work well if an eye...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
I still tune in, mostly daily, and I missed the...

I still tune in, mostly daily, and I missed the forum when it was down.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 21-10-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
My experience is the same as Emma's. Once the...

My experience is the same as Emma's. Once the males start to sexually mature they will fight each other. Even if the enclosure is really large they find each other in seconds and bite and ram...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-10-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Jimmy there are a lot of tortoise breeders in...

Jimmy there are a lot of tortoise breeders in Germany and some of them might not be far away.

I suggest caution to say the least in dealing with a private breeder who is selling Hermanns without...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 05-10-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
I'm just offering this view for some balance....

I'm just offering this view for some balance. Hermann tortoises would not encounter those conditions in nature. But of course our pets are not in nature.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 03-10-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
No recognised reputable sources say a hermann...

No recognised reputable sources say a hermann should hibernate for 6 months. This is nothing like normal in nature even in a long cold winter. Many of the wild ones do 2 months or less if spring...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-10-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,050
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Great photos and lovely torts Kitty! Chris...

Great photos and lovely torts Kitty!

Chris at Garden State Tortoise has inspired a few people over this side of the Atlantic too.

Please keep us updated.
Forum: Housing 01-10-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 93,098
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Hi Lynn yes I do use lamps but it's early...

Hi Lynn

yes I do use lamps but it's early days with the Paulas. What I mean is they are not tough and heavy like the Hoklartherms. What I do is to have the lamp on an RCD in case of any water...
Forum: Housing 25-09-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 93,098
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Cap I was going to send you a personal message...

Cap I was going to send you a personal message but your channel is not open. You could send me one.
Forum: Housing 22-09-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 93,098
Posted By Ozric Jonathan
Hi. There has been a move in recent years to...

Hi. There has been a move in recent years to keeping the regional forms of the hermanni hermanni so most buyers are looking to get tortoises that are described as Calabrian, Puglian, Corsican or...
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