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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 03-05-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By Alan1
A search for keratin stress on here reveals this,...

A search for keratin stress on here reveals this, it sounds like what it is right enough. A good picture of it in this thread >...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 03-05-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By Alan1
Nobody can post pictures on here directly, it has...

Nobody can post pictures on here directly, it has to be done from an image hosting site such as Flickr or similar sites. This is another that most people on here use I think > https://imgur.com/
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 23-04-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Alan1
The second one looks like a willowherb to me....

The second one looks like a willowherb to me. There are I think 13 different types of willowherb. There appears to be quite a few types of lamb's lettuce, that one looks like the pictures that I've...
Forum: General Discussion 30-03-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Alan1
There is snow forecast here for the weekend but...

There is snow forecast here for the weekend but it's sunny today
Forum: General Discussion 30-03-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Alan1
185 Galapagos tortoises found in a suitcase

https://news.sky.com/story/airport-workers-find-185-baby-galapagos-tortoises-hidden-in-suitcase-12260184
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-03-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By Alan1
I had one appear yesterday, March 16th which was...

I had one appear yesterday, March 16th which was the same day as last year and the other one appeared today 17th March. First one went down on September 14th and resurfaced on 1st Oct then they both...
Forum: Other Animals 11-03-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Alan1
There were a couple of ravens nesting at an old...

There were a couple of ravens nesting at an old quarry here a long time ago, 25 years or so. I never saw them but I did see ravens or a raven anyway at Edinburgh zoo about 40 years ago and it was...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 22-02-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By Alan1
I've been checking for signs of mine as it's been...

I've been checking for signs of mine as it's been warm for a few days now but no show yet. It's to be 10c for about the next 10 days too.
Forum: General Discussion 15-02-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By Alan1
Snow melting fast here today, we didn't get a...

Snow melting fast here today, we didn't get a huge amount though, 8 inches. 2 miles behind us it's a different world, they are often blocked in when we have nothing. We had minus 15 a few nights ago...
Forum: General Discussion 17-01-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Alan1
Yes thanks, it's not been too bad.

Yes thanks, it's not been too bad.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Alan1
Happy New Year

Happy New Year
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By Alan1
Still going here, not quite a lockdown here but...

Still going here, not quite a lockdown here but it may come yet.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 26-10-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By Alan1
I've said this on here before but we had one that...

I've said this on here before but we had one that escaped and was found five years later still doing fine. That was in the 60's when we had real winters. Their names were painted on their shells. It...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-10-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By Alan1
Interestingly, tort 1 went down on 10th September...

Interestingly, tort 1 went down on 10th September last year and 14th Sept this year although did resurface this year for two days as well after 17 days.
Tort 2 went down 3rd October last year and...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 04-10-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By Alan1
Both of them are buried now :mrgreen:

Both of them are buried now :mrgreen:
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 01-10-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By Alan1
Well after only 17 days or so my first one to go...

Well after only 17 days or so my first one to go down has resurfaced. My other one who was slowing right down and looked like going down at any point has become a bit more active too. This is despite...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-09-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By Alan1
My other one is slowing down, not eating much and...

My other one is slowing down, not eating much and not moving about much but has another 2-3 weeks to go until the usual time she goes down. It's a scorcher today too but doing nothing much at all....
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-09-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By Alan1
Has anyone else's gone down yet?

One of mine has gone down yesterday, 4 days later than last year. One always goes in September and the other in October. It doesn't seem to matter how warm it is, it's the warmest it's been since June
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By Alan1
Tortoises invade eastern village

Not all that interesting really but .. https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tortoises-invade-eastern-village-158092
Forum: Pictures 09-06-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,834
Posted By Alan1
They say if you see a rat at night there could be...

They say if you see a rat at night there could be a dozen more but if you see one in the daytime there could be 100 more
Forum: Pictures 09-06-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,982
Posted By Alan1
I eventually got round to putting mine up but...

I eventually got round to putting mine up but haven't really had anything very exciting on it. Regular garden birds, some pheasants, a very large cat that comes at night and a sparrowhawk in the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,465
Posted By Alan1
After the long dry spell we had a night of heavy...

After the long dry spell we had a night of heavy rain and it's been cold the past 3 days with a mix of wind, rain and sun. I had planted a hebe to replace one I dug up last year because it had got...
Forum: Housing 03-06-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,225
Posted By Alan1
I also wrap around a couple of those foam...

I also wrap around a couple of those foam exercise/yoga mats first then a hot water tank jacket. Then the insulation blocks that you can see in one of those images and duvets over the top. I have a...
Forum: Housing 03-06-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,225
Posted By Alan1
The tub of soil in the greenhouse is what I use....

The tub of soil in the greenhouse is what I use. I surround it with insulation after they have gone down. I have better pictures somewhere other than what's in this thread but it still shows the tub...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-05-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,801
Posted By Alan1
Does it have a dry nose? By the way, after...

Does it have a dry nose?

By the way, after 5 posts your posts are no longer moderated (I hope) so one more to go
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