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Forum: Pictures 25-06-2020, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Kirkie
Second one popped out yesterday. ...

Second one popped out yesterday.

https://i.imgur.com/avQvvEH.jpg
Forum: Pictures 24-06-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Kirkie
Its been so long since I bothered incubating...

Its been so long since I bothered incubating anything I forgot I havent got any scales so no idea on the weight (Ive ordered some scales). Looking a bit more tortoise shaped today, nice keyhole...
Forum: Pictures 24-06-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Kirkie
Thankyou both. Its been weird, Iíve had eggs most...

Thankyou both. Its been weird, Iíve had eggs most years. Either infertile or failed to develop beyond the first couple of weeks. Ive let the male run around with my male Easterns to get a bit of...
Forum: Pictures 23-06-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Kirkie
New arrival

Iíve been trying for 8 years and Iíve finally done it. Hatched a Western Hermanís tortoise.

https://imgur.com/a/QXfiGSY

Finally got 2 clutches from my female totalling 9 eggs with 6 fertile.
Forum: Caresheets/Links/Books 28-01-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,077
Posted By Kirkie
Hi, I have the new book. It’s very good but...

Hi,

I have the new book. It’s very good but I would say that if you have the “Naturalistic keeping...” book this one maybe isn’t essential. It expands on the topics covered in the first book and...
Forum: Off Topic Classifieds 11-04-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kirkie
Sorry for the delay. The panels are 4x2.

Sorry for the delay. The panels are 4x2.
Forum: Off Topic Classifieds 28-03-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kirkie
This is the greenhouse ...

This is the greenhouse

https://www.greenhousestores.co.uk/6x4-Green-Grow-Master-Greenhouse.htm
Forum: Off Topic Classifieds 28-03-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kirkie
Yep , there are a few 6 foot sections of frame....

Yep , there are a few 6 foot sections of frame. The polycarb sheets are smaller, largest about 4 feet.
Forum: Off Topic Classifieds 28-03-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kirkie
Hello, It’s already taken down, ready to go....

Hello,

It’s already taken down, ready to go.

I’ve also got some spare 8 foot railway sleepers (which I can cut down to size) that need to go. Make great walls for tortoise enclosures.
Forum: Off Topic Classifieds 27-03-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kirkie
Greenhouse and glass Viv

Due to a house move I have a 6x4 polycarbonate greenhouse, only a year old available free to a good home. Previously used for Hermanns tortoises.

I also have a 24Ēx18Ēx18Ē all glass viv to give...
Forum: For Sale 15-07-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 880
Posted By Kirkie
Three Striped Mud Turtles

I have a number of Three Striped Mud Turtles, Kinosternon Baurii available. Ideal little Turtles with adults only growing to around 10-12cms. Care is similar to common musks.

I have animals...
Forum: Aquatic, Semi-Aquatic, and Terrestrial Turtles 08-07-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,556
Posted By Kirkie
Hello there, Turtle eye problems can be...

Hello there,

Turtle eye problems can be caused by many things. The main causes are water quality or dietary. Dietary is usually down to a vitamin A deficiency, poor water quality can cause...
Forum: Housing 30-03-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By Kirkie
Yeah, the mesh rolls back and the door slides so...

Yeah, the mesh rolls back and the door slides so I can get in if I need to.
Forum: Housing 29-03-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By Kirkie
Thats some nice work there Terry. Just did...

Thats some nice work there Terry. Just did similar on a smaller scale for some of my young Hermanns.

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr148/davekirk72/image.jpg...
Forum: Evolving Husbandry 27-09-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,221
Posted By Kirkie
Thanks for this. I've had the Lumisol clear in...

Thanks for this. I've had the Lumisol clear in place since the weekend and have been checking temperatures. The weathers all over the place here but in direct sun there was a 10c+ increase. At 8am...
Forum: Evolving Husbandry 21-09-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,221
Posted By Kirkie
Just wondering if anyone has any longer term...

Just wondering if anyone has any longer term experience with the Lumisol clear? I've just brought some with the aim or covering a tortoise pen and a turtle pond with the aim of extending the season a...
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By Kirkie
Solarmeter 6.5 problem

Wasn't sure where to put thi but please have a read if you've bought a solarmeter 6.5 recently.

http://www.uvguide.co.uk/Solarmeter6-5batch-problemMay2016.htm
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 12-04-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,969
Posted By Kirkie
My adult female Hermanns also display this...

My adult female Hermanns also display this behaviour. It is at its peak when I first transfer them to their summer enclosure. I think its related to dominance and territory. I've also heard of...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 01-04-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,056
Posted By Kirkie
Yes, he's doing fine thanks.

Yes, he's doing fine thanks.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 31-03-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,056
Posted By Kirkie
There's not a great deal online regarding the...

There's not a great deal online regarding the Greek Boettgeri just references to them as a possible sub species. This is my boy who we thought may be one.

...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 30-03-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,056
Posted By Kirkie
Hey Jonathan, The closest to a recognised...

Hey Jonathan,

The closest to a recognised sub species is Testudo Hermanii Peloponnesica an isolated population in Greece. They are very dark in colouration. I have a male that is almost completely...
Forum: Aquatic, Semi-Aquatic, and Terrestrial Turtles 07-11-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,903
Posted By Kirkie
Hello, You dont say how bug they are but if...

Hello,

You dont say how bug they are but if really small check any nooks and crannies in the decor in their tank first. They are good climbers though if it has got out you are just going to have...
Forum: Aquatic, Semi-Aquatic, and Terrestrial Turtles 25-10-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,111
Posted By Kirkie
Yellow Mud Turtle hatchlings

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr148/davekirk72/Mobile%20Uploads/image_1.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/davekirk72/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_1.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 16-09-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Kirkie
My females of all three Hermanns sub species now...

My females of all three Hermanns sub species now live together. This is because I no longer breed tortoises but mainly because I've had them a long time and I'm confident the disease risk is minimal.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 16-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Kirkie
In my experience male Westerns are extremely...

In my experience male Westerns are extremely aggressive towards males of their own and the other sub species to the extent that mine cannot be mixed with males of any other sub species/species.
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