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In Topic: Soil Alternative

Yesterday, 03:22 PM

Thank you for your email. Before we can answer your question, here are a few questions:


- Is that a Hermann / Mediteranean tort that you have?

- What is its age?


If yes:

- What king of soil are you using? Where do you get it from?

- How do you make the soil damp to maintain the humidity level?


Thank you



In Topic: Constipated?

16 January 2019 - 09:22 PM

Please could you describe the urates that is passed by the tortoise in question?
Thank you

In Topic: Constipated?

16 January 2019 - 07:52 PM

Does he pass urine and urates?

In Topic: All New To This, So I Have A Few Qs

30 December 2018 - 02:20 PM

I agree with Karen because of the following:

- Keeping a tortoise is a long term commitment, much longer than a dog or a cat

- A tortoise has no voice and no facial expression so can suffer in silence if it has bone disease for example

- An animal will always survive because of its survival instinct until it is unable to carry on living, and keeping an animal is for it to thrive and not survive. And we need to do research, educate ourselves so we understand the commitment, requirements, costs in order to gauge whether we will be able provide the optimum conditions for them in captivity

- Although captive Hermann tortoise babies can be found easily, we have to keep in mind that they are classified as an endangered specie, this is therefore an important and ethical responsibility for us

PS: my comments are my personal views and not targetted at anyone.

Very happy and positive new year 2019 to everyone


In Topic: All New To This, So I Have A Few Qs

28 December 2018 - 09:19 PM

I use these ones. After using them for 2 years I find that they are very good products to provide what is required for the physiological needs of tortoises while living indoors until spring/summer arrive, and when they get back in until prep for hibernation.


Heat / UV lamp: Megaray 100W Mercury Vapour Bulb + dome



UV strip: name is "Arcadia D3 Plus 12% UVB High Output T5". Arcadia is a German brand. UV trip is to provide adequate levels of UVs and more light which means more activity for tortoises.



The plugging system for the UV strip is




For supplement as mentioned in my post above, i use Nekton MSA. Better to buy a 40gr tub as it expires after a couple of months.