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Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 26-02-2020, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Julia
I have a UV light on, as well as a heat lamp, so...

I have a UV light on, as well as a heat lamp, so hopefully they'll be ok now.
Thanks
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 25-02-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,413
Posted By Julia
yes,thanks for asking. I had increased the...

yes,thanks for asking.
I had increased the temperature before they went into hibernation.
Obviously then they had to be cooled down etc. I left them to hibernate for 6 weeks.

The two remaining...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 24-02-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,413
Posted By Julia
Thank you Emma. I just saw the long list of...

Thank you Emma.
I just saw the long list of names by your signature and assume they are all tortoises????

You must be very experienced! I'm so impressed.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 24-02-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,413
Posted By Julia
Thanks Sandy, the good news is that the other 2...

Thanks Sandy,
the good news is that the other 2 came out and had a good nibble on some lettuce this morning.
So at least they seem to be okay.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 23-02-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,413
Posted By Julia
Thanks for your responses. I appreciate it. ...

Thanks for your responses. I appreciate it.

I have tried spraying her with water, and moving her limbs....but sadly no response. So sad.
I just wonder what I have done wrong. She was the biggest...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 23-02-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,413
Posted By Julia
Help... I have hibernated my hatchlings for 6...

Help...
I have hibernated my hatchlings for 6 weeks now, and woke them up today. Slowly increased the temperature during the day, and 2 of the 3 are up and moving around. However the third one ist...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 10-12-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,413
Posted By Julia
Thanks for all your advice.

Thanks for all your advice.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 09-12-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,413
Posted By Julia
Thanks, I'll give all this a try. I haven't...

Thanks, I'll give all this a try.
I haven't even seen 2 of them for a few days now, they seem so fast asleep. Could they be hibernating in this warm environment?

I'll try and wake them up...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 08-12-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,413
Posted By Julia
Hi all, Thanks for your advice there. My...

Hi all,
Thanks for your advice there.

My heat lamp is over some stone slabs which heat up very hot, must be well over 30, but this doesn't seem to make any difference to them. The rest of the...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 07-12-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,413
Posted By Julia
Question Hatchling hibernating???

I'd appreciate some advice please on Herman's babies:

I was lucky enough to have 3 babies hatch last September. They have never been very active, mainly sleeping and just coming out to feed. ...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 31-08-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,095
Posted By Julia
Thanks for your advice on this. I appreciate it. ...

Thanks for your advice on this. I appreciate it.
Will just get one registered as the father then. Do I have to microchip both parents then, in order to get the certificates? None of them currently...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 29-08-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,095
Posted By Julia
Question 2 fathers?

Hi there,

I've been lucky enough to successfully incubate 3 eggs of my 12 year old Herman's girl.
The little babies are gorgeous, but I wondered if they all have the same father. My girl has been...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 07-04-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Julia
Hi again, The weather here in West London has...

Hi again,
The weather here in West London has certainly improved a lot, and yesterday mine came out of hibernation at last. :)
Its always like a miracle to me when they suddenly emerge, open their...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 02-04-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Julia
Thanks for your quick reply, Sandy. Like your...

Thanks for your quick reply, Sandy.
Like your last one, one of mine is somewhere in the garden and I have still no idea where. The others are just dug down in the cold frame.
I am reluctant to...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 02-04-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,125
Posted By Julia
Hi there, I haven't posted here for a long...

Hi there,
I haven't posted here for a long time, as perhaps I've become too relaxed after a few years of living with my 4 Hermans.

However, this long winter we've had , and which is still going...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 10-04-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Julia
self-hibernation

I would not say categorically that this is a wrong approach. I believe in keeping Torties as natural as possible.
Last winter I have kept two of mine indoors in my fridge, and a tortoise table...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 23-09-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Julia
Same problem

I have the same problem with my 9-year old hermans. He has actually dug himself down inside his cold frame and seems to want to hibernate alreay.
I want him to do his own thing. Perhaps this means...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 06-03-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Julia
Thanks for your advice. You got me worried, so...

Thanks for your advice.
You got me worried, so I decided to dig him up yesterday and brought him indoors, with lots of soil round him, so that he could wake up slowly. This morning he had dug...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 04-03-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Julia
The whole point of natural hibernation was that...

The whole point of natural hibernation was that he can put himsself down when he was ready. There was no way I could have kept him up for longer, as he was just digging in every day.
I really want...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 04-03-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Julia
Question natural hibernation question

I have decided to let my 8-year old Hermans hibernate outdoors this year. He has dug himself down in his coldframe and I checked him 3 weeks ago and he was fine. I am now worried about the length of...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 03-10-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,294
Posted By Julia
Red face I have left the older tortoise outside, and the...

I have left the older tortoise outside, and the same thing happend again, partly because he is so stobborn and won't sleep in his hut for some reason: One moring last week I found him upside down...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 26-09-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,294
Posted By Julia
Good news!!!! I found my little one again. ...

Good news!!!!

I found my little one again.
She was far away and outside her enclosure,but still in the garden, burried deeply under a plant. The fox must have given up playing with her after a...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 22-09-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,294
Posted By Julia
Unhappy Warning

Hi there,
I just thought I pass on a dreadful experinece I had last night, so that it doesn't happen to any of you:
I have 4 Hermans torties, ranging from 3 to 8 years. They have been out all...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 16-11-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Julia
I just read in another forum that THBs generally...

I just read in another forum that THBs generally hibernate 4-5 months whereas THHs only 3-4 months. Has anyone heard this one before?
Julia
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 12-11-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Julia
Thanks for this very ineresting theory. I can...

Thanks for this very ineresting theory. I can imagine that the cold summer must have some influence on them. I wonder if the solution would be to offer not just a basking lamp, but also UV light in...
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