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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 22-07-2021, 05:36 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By shellonia
Yes she does have sterile gut but is a big...

Yes she does have sterile gut but is a big healthy tortoise who eats well. Have tried suggestions like tough greens and also mazuri. I've come across this herbal product called Verm X for reptiles...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 21-07-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By shellonia
Is nobody there any more ????? !!!

Is nobody there any more ????? !!!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 20-07-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By shellonia
Ibera digestion issue

It's a very long time since I visited but have been happily enjoying my tortoise keeping/ breeding for many years.
I have a very large 25 year old female ibera who has tended to suffer from...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 12-02-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,424
Posted By shellonia
Not too certain how good marmite would be if...

Not too certain how good marmite would be if there was any hint of an eye problem connected to the lack of appetite:-o Ouch!!
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 31-01-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By shellonia
Yes. Take a fresh sample of a recent poo from...

Yes. Take a fresh sample of a recent poo from both and a vet will test and only worm if necessary. As you gain experience you may be able to do it yourself, as panacur is also made as granules to...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 30-01-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By shellonia
Well they do have funny habits sometimes but if...

Well they do have funny habits sometimes but if he's eating well and behaving normally otherwise I wouldn't worry for now. Can you tell us where you got the tortoises please? If not British bred they...
Forum: Wanted 25-01-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By shellonia
I am in Worthing West Sussex and have some of...

I am in Worthing West Sussex and have some of last Summers hatchlings.Have sent a PM with details
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 28-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By shellonia
Would agree with lower temps for hermans as they...

Would agree with lower temps for hermans as they are so active anyway. I keep mine at 29 - 30 basking spot
Forum: Non Med Species - Information & Questions 04-11-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By shellonia
Hilarious! I have a couple of tortoises who pass...

Hilarious! I have a couple of tortoises who pass wind rather loudly!!
Forum: Housing 29-10-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By shellonia
He is a beautiful tortoise and looking contented...

He is a beautiful tortoise and looking contented (except when in trashing mode!)
Forum: Housing 29-10-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By shellonia
Hi Lynn, they don't give off anything like as...

Hi Lynn, they don't give off anything like as much heat but you can lower them to 8" from top of shell if necessary. I have to use a low wattage ceramic alongside this time of year, but you could...
Forum: Housing 28-10-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By shellonia
important thing is temperature of both areas and...

important thing is temperature of both areas and you need thermometers placed there permanently so that with a glance as you walk by you know exactly whether things are right.
Forum: Housing 28-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By shellonia
OOOH late night then or hasn't he adjusted to the...

OOOH late night then or hasn't he adjusted to the clocks changing?! It's really helpful to have a thermometer permanently at each end of the table which you can check every hour or so and take the...
Forum: Housing 28-10-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By shellonia
Hi Roberta, heartbreaking when you put so much...

Hi Roberta, heartbreaking when you put so much into it, but that's just what they do while exploring!!Do make sure that his basking and cool end temperatures are right and he will eventually eat,...
Forum: For Sale 21-10-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By shellonia
3 month old herman hatchlings

Still have a few of these for sale. They are quite the liveliest bunch I've ever had! Incubated to be female. South coast location.:smile:
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 20-10-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By shellonia
Depends a bit on how much hard stuff like...

Depends a bit on how much hard stuff like cuttlefish/tough weeds they bite on. Also if they feed off a rough surface............
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 17-10-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By shellonia
looks like the last remains of a bristly ox...

looks like the last remains of a bristly ox tongue to me. Thats all thats left at this time of year. my adults will eat the flowers but too prickly for tinies.
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 14-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By shellonia
Be a bit cautious and double check on tortoise...

Be a bit cautious and double check on tortoise table website. Some of the nettle family are not edible despite having a square stem
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 14-10-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By shellonia
Spinach not a good idea. Think red chard is...

Spinach not a good idea. Think red chard is edible in moderation as is rocket
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 14-10-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,702
Posted By shellonia
Yes thats mallow alright. Think the 2nd one is...

Yes thats mallow alright. Think the 2nd one is cinquefoil which is edible but none of mine will touch it!
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 10-10-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By shellonia
Apparently it's been a very bad year for most due...

Apparently it's been a very bad year for most due to the cold wet Spring. I've had a 60% hatch rate.
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 10-10-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,310
Posted By shellonia
A lot of tortoises make a clicking noise now and...

A lot of tortoises make a clicking noise now and then. Unless other signs develop it's not too much too worry about. Maybe substrate a bit too dry or they ate something juicy or even got their bath...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 10-10-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,425
Posted By shellonia
Hi Roberta, only just come in on this thread but...

Hi Roberta, only just come in on this thread but you would really be safer buying from a reputable breeder or someone on here. wouldn't say they look brilliant, rather bumpy and back legs splayed out...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 04-10-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,836
Posted By shellonia
Yes Abidec very rarely fails. I've used it on...

Yes Abidec very rarely fails. I've used it on several occasions with amazing results. Poor growth and other problems are often caused by dehydration at some point very early on in the hatchling's...
Forum: Edible Weeds, Diet & Suppliments 01-10-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By shellonia
Maybe a pepper seedling?

Maybe a pepper seedling?
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