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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 29-12-2020, 04:55 PM
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Views: 834
Posted By jimothy
Thanks - that's roughly what I thought I should...

Thanks - that's roughly what I thought I should do.

Temps in the store room and in the box have dropped to around 6 and it is 1-2 degrees outdoors so I think they will do better this week.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 27-12-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By jimothy
Acceptable weight loss in hibernation

So I am hibernating my two year old iberas for the first time this year. I have seen some conflicting information about acceptable weight loss during hibernation so I'm not totally sure if they are...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 11-10-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By jimothy
Could there ever be wild tortoises in the UK?

While I was away on a trip in Devon last week, while walking on Dartmoor and seeing some habitats that looked ideal, with global warming and increasing ambient air temperatures, could a wild...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 06-10-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By jimothy
It's my first year hibernating my two 2 year...

It's my first year hibernating my two 2 year olds, currently indoors. Not sure if I am doing it right either, but I have done a lot of reading!

So far I have cut down the lamp time to 8 hours a...
Forum: Evolving Husbandry 11-08-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,679
Posted By jimothy
New temperature monitoring setup

So I've setup a new wireless temp/humidity system for the little ones in preparation for when they go back indoors and when we do our first hibernation this winter. It's really helpful as you can set...
Forum: Pictures 13-06-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,395
Posted By jimothy
After we had a rat get into our kitchen while...

After we had a rat get into our kitchen while replacing some decking I bought a couple of these and it was the best £5 Iíve ever spent https://www.toolstation.com/sure-set-rodent-trap/p24391.

They...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-06-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,306
Posted By jimothy
I made one out of something like this ...

I made one out of something like this
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F312341709318

I popped the polycarbonate panels out of the top and staple...
Forum: General Discussion 28-05-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By jimothy
The sculptures are great fun. My dad was a potter...

The sculptures are great fun. My dad was a potter so always had fun with clay growing up. Is there a tortoise museum anywhere anyone’s been to?
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By jimothy
Tortoise paraphernalia

We've only been keeping tortoises for two years but have already amassed quite a few things chelonian around the house. I don't think I have a problem yet but it might be heading that way.

What...
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 15-05-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,213
Posted By jimothy
Well thanks and I am a little surprised to hear...

Well thanks and I am a little surprised to hear that. Is it usual for female iberas to be difficult to house together? They have been ramming and climbing on each other in the past.
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 15-05-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,213
Posted By jimothy
I think this is what you mean? Darwin: ...

I think this is what you mean?

Darwin:
https://imgur.com/gallery/46XLSJn

Pythagoras:
https://imgur.com/gallery/rgaTk7d
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 15-05-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,213
Posted By jimothy
Sex of my tortoises

As suggested on another thread I wonder if you can help me out. They both hatched August 2018. I have a suspicion they are both Male but would appreciate some expert opinion!

Darwin:...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-05-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,306
Posted By jimothy
I was worried for a few weeks when my year old...

I was worried for a few weeks when my year old ibera did this. Nothing obviously physically wrong (pooping, moving, shell eyes tongue all ok etc) but ‘depressed’ and sleeping all day when in his box...
Forum: Pictures 15-05-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By jimothy
Thanks - I will start another thread!

Thanks - I will start another thread!
Forum: Pictures 09-05-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By jimothy
They only have use of the garden when one of us...

They only have use of the garden when one of us is about. We live in centre-ish of London (Kennington just south of the river) and there are foxes and rats about that I would worry too much. The...
Forum: Pictures 08-05-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By jimothy
Little ones out in the garden

So I took some photos of Darwin and Pythagoras today (about 1 year 8 months old) and thought I would share.

They were having a really good romp around in the heat - they are currently mad for the...
Forum: Pictures 30-04-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,560
Posted By jimothy
How many do you have in there?

How many do you have in there?
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 08-04-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,879
Posted By jimothy
Well the council don't seem to be mowing any of...

Well the council don't seem to be mowing any of the grass around the estates near me so there is abundant sow thistle, dandelions, plantains. There is also a little strip that has ice plant in...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 23-03-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,306
Posted By jimothy
Now back in the UK, reunited with P&D. Amazingly...

Now back in the UK, reunited with P&D. Amazingly the garden is stuffed with weeds even the sedum/ice plant they love is started to appear!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-03-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,306
Posted By jimothy
No tortoises in Chilean Patagonia by the way— it...

No tortoises in Chilean Patagonia by the way— it is an amazing place with fantastic birds, scenery and wildlife. Got to see a Puma, Armadillos, Condors and amazing Magellanic penguins!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 19-03-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,306
Posted By jimothy
Thanks for the replies - I was catastrophising as...

Thanks for the replies - I was catastrophising as I was in Patagonia and the Argentina border got closed! I am now back in civilisation (Santiago, Chile) and god willing I will be flying back to...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-03-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,306
Posted By jimothy
How to safely abandon a tortoise

So this might sound dramatic but I am currently in South America (Chile) and some other readers may end up incapacitated or hospitalised in the developing epidemic. I am not due to fly back until...
Forum: Housing 13-01-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By jimothy
Thanks for the suggestion - I looked into it when...

Thanks for the suggestion - I looked into it when I first set up but is seemed like it would be more complicated.

So you recommend to have the heat lamp on a timer, or a thermostatic controller or...
Forum: Housing 12-01-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By jimothy
Heritage D3 lamps

So I was browsing for new bulbs. I usually buy arcadia brand but these 'Heritage' brand bulbs (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heritage-Nature-Glow-Reptile-Basking-Lamp/dp/B073H9Q8ZY?th=1) are about half...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 15-09-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,089
Posted By jimothy
Here are some photos of my indoor and outdoor...

Here are some photos of my indoor and outdoor setup for my two 1 year old iberas - they are only 5cm long though! I find that the combined heat/light lamp works quite well and the heat diffuses...
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