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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 01-09-2016, 04:05 PM
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Views: 2,505
Posted By GemmaR
Micro chipping

Hello,
I was wondering if anyone knows very much about getting tortoises micro chipped? I just called our vet who quoted £40-£50 per tortoise. They weren't sure if there was a minimum size tortoise...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 13-08-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By GemmaR
I've just checked my tortoise's certificates and...

I've just checked my tortoise's certificates and one of them is 6 years old so shouldn't be too many years off laying. She's small for her age because I bought her from a breeder who didn't keep her...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-06-2016, 09:49 PM
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Views: 1,563
Posted By GemmaR
Any thoughts on egg laying in a table?

Any thoughts on egg laying in a table?
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-06-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By GemmaR
Oh good! Thank you all for your replies, just...

Oh good! Thank you all for your replies, just wanted some reassurance that I wasn't doing anything stupid!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-06-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By GemmaR
Indoor tortoise care

Hello,
We've just moved from a house with a garden to somewhere without one. We're only here for the short term but it does mean that our tortoises are always in the tortoise table (apart from the...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 07-06-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,381
Posted By GemmaR
Thank you, that's really helpful, I'll let her...

Thank you, that's really helpful, I'll let her know.
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 04-06-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,381
Posted By GemmaR
Cheltenham is lovely, we've just moved here after...

Cheltenham is lovely, we've just moved here after getting married.

Thank you CherryBrandy, do you have a link to the article? It sounds like it could be really helpful! She's my Mum's tortoise and...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 04-06-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,381
Posted By GemmaR
Thank you so much for all your help (I know this...

Thank you so much for all your help (I know this was ages ago!) We changed the substrate to sand and soil and various drops and baths but she didn't seem to improve at all. We took her to the vet and...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 02-12-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,381
Posted By GemmaR
Ok, thanks very much for your help. If we change...

Ok, thanks very much for your help. If we change the substrate and get the eye drops do you think that there's anything else we ought to do?
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 01-12-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,381
Posted By GemmaR
They're on a 'tortoise substrate'. We used to use...

They're on a 'tortoise substrate'. We used to use a mixture of sand and soil but this seems to have roughly the same consistency and was just a bit easier to deal with. We spray it a once or twice a...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 01-12-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,381
Posted By GemmaR
Yup, the first is the normal eye and the second...

Yup, the first is the normal eye and the second the puffy one...

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d11/GemmaR/image2_zps1q9lmxbp.jpg...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 01-12-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,381
Posted By GemmaR
Thanks for your replies. What do you think the...

Thanks for your replies. What do you think the best thing to do is? Do you know of any vets in the Plymouth area who are tortoise specialists? We're planning on going ahead with hibernation for the...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 01-12-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,381
Posted By GemmaR
Hello, Thanks for your reply! Apparently...

Hello,

Thanks for your reply! Apparently they're the person the vets call in if they don't know what to do for a tortoise but they suggested things like vivariums which are a terrible idea for...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 01-12-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,381
Posted By GemmaR
Unhappy Spur-thigh with puffy eye

Hello,
We have been keeping spur thigh tortoises for a while now. We have some four and five year olds who always hibernate and are just winding down now. We also have three 16month old tortoises...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 03-01-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By GemmaR
Thanks Sandy, that's great. It sounds like...

Thanks Sandy, that's great. It sounds like they're probably ok then - we just weren't sure how firm the plastron was supposed to be at this age! We'll keep weighing them and try to make sure they're...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 03-01-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By GemmaR
Looking after hatchlings

Hello,

We have three 5-month old spur-thighed hatchlings. We've put them in a tortoise table with the proper UVA and UVB lamp, daily cuttlefish sprinkled on their food and weekly nutrobal...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 18-11-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By GemmaR
Ok, that's great, thank you!! We've been worrying...

Ok, that's great, thank you!! We've been worrying about it quite a lot. I'll increase the length of time to four weeks as you say and gradually decrease the length of time the lamp is on for. I think...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 17-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By GemmaR
Hibernation

Hello,

We have some three year old spur-thighed tortoises. we've had them for about six months(ish) so have never hibernated them. They were hibernated before we had them though. We're really...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 03-10-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By GemmaR
So does that mean most clutches end up mixed...

So does that mean most clutches end up mixed because cheap incubators are used? There seem to be an awful lot more males around than females given that everyone incubates at the higher temperature!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 02-10-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By GemmaR
Sorry, I wasn't really complaining about the...

Sorry, I wasn't really complaining about the guinea pig cage - I've seen some pictures of amazing set ups in them! It was really that there were so many tortoises in the same one and that they were...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 02-10-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By GemmaR
Probabilities in breeding

I was just wondering…if you incubate spur-thighed eggs at the higher temperature (for females) what proportion normally end up as boys/girls? Is it generally all female or is it just more females...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 29-09-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By GemmaR
She seems quite alert - especially compared to...

She seems quite alert - especially compared to our others who are beginning to get a bit sleepy from the shorter days. We thought about checking her for worms, maybe its a good idea to be sure!
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 29-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By GemmaR
Brilliant, thanks! Looks like its time for a...

Brilliant, thanks! Looks like its time for a change of names...
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 27-09-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By GemmaR
Thank you for such a quick reply! Just wondering,...

Thank you for such a quick reply! Just wondering, how certain is it possible to be at this age?
Forum: Identification/Sexing. 27-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By GemmaR
Thank you!! These are our four spur-thighed...

Thank you!!

These are our four spur-thighed tortoises, they're living happily together at the moment but we'll see how well they get on over the next few years. Roy and Nora are mine and Cleo and...
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