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#68585 I Can't Fiind Namaste Who Is My 3 Years Old Hermann Baby

Posted by mildredsmam on 16 September 2018 - 01:52 PM

Thanks god I found it! I was buried about 15cm deep in the soil inside the cold frame. Phew.....

Great news, panic over been there myself you don't think you'll ever find them.  :)

#68529 Male Horsfield For Rehoming

Posted by mildredsmam on 01 July 2018 - 03:32 AM

This tortoise has now been rehomed.  :)

#68444 Outdoor Housing

Posted by mildredsmam on 10 May 2018 - 02:44 AM

I thought I would post this here as I found it really good and helpful when making an outside enclosure.  :)

It's that time of year again when everyone is building fantastic outside enclosures! Hopefully my outdoor housing guide can help newbies with a few tips and tricks.


#68440 Introducing A New Tortoise To Another

Posted by mildredsmam on 06 May 2018 - 02:31 AM

Once again thanks very much for the info


He seems fine - he is eating well and looks really relaxed - perhaps he was henpecked!!!


I think I will leave him on his own

Hi Barny,

I think you've made the right choice, as another thing to think about would be any new tortoise would need quarantining from him for at least 6 months, but some tortoises carry viruses that go undetected for some years and no quarantine shows this until it's too late, this can be a big factor and a risk to the male you already have, and some times it's not worth the risk.  :) 

#68419 Tortoise Seems Very Sluggish

Posted by mildredsmam on 23 April 2018 - 03:43 PM

Over the past week my tortoise has seemed very sluggish and isn't eating like he normally does, any suggestions on what it could be? Even this weekend with the nice weather we had he wasn't very active at all :-/


Hi Katie,

Can you give us a bit more information like age of your tortoise and how your keeping him.  :) 

#68341 Back From Hibernation

Posted by mildredsmam on 28 March 2018 - 02:26 AM

Good to have all the babies back from hibernation.
This is a 3 year 9 month old youngster. Weighing in at 106 grams.

Well done, your babies are grown so lovely, I look forward to seeing how they look in years to come credit to you.  :) 

#68335 Picture Of The Indoor Enclosure

Posted by mildredsmam on 22 March 2018 - 03:40 AM

Hi Sabina,

Your table looks great I also plant the grass into the soil it works well that way, lucky torts.  :) 

#68326 Slide Show - Emerging From Hibernation

Posted by mildredsmam on 18 March 2018 - 03:01 AM

Thank you Sue, yes i am very grateful to have the little monsters back on the ground, as this was the first hibernation they had with me :-)  And thanks again for all your advices!!

Yes good idea to put the post in the naturalistic section. Karen do you mind transferring the post?



Hi Sabina,

I've moved the post, it's really good thanks for posting it, it must be lovely having the little ones back up we now just need some nice weather.  :) 

#68282 New Forum.

Posted by mildredsmam on 21 February 2018 - 04:53 PM

I've added this new part to the forum so you can all post pictures and give advice of naturalistic keeping.  :) 

#68281 Hello Everybody

Posted by mildredsmam on 21 February 2018 - 04:38 PM



greetings from Germany again. Since last Summer I have got some herman tortoises and would like to know how they are kept in Germany and in other european countries. My hermans are hibernating in the fridge (4-6°C) right now.



Hi Anna, welcome to the forum.  :) 

Any questions you have just ask there's always someone around happy to help.  :) 

#68223 Is It Too Cold For My Tortoise?

Posted by mildredsmam on 11 February 2018 - 09:06 AM

I was hoping she will be able to go outside and stay outside but will follow any advice on what is best for her

You really need to have a heat source outside especially with little ones as they will cool down quite fast when the sun goes in and they would then just dig in, with heat outside they can go warm back up when they need too which means on dull days they can stay outside longer hope that helps.  :) 

#68079 Happy New Year.

Posted by mildredsmam on 31 December 2017 - 06:54 AM

I would just like to wish all members a happy new year, lets hope it's a good one enjoy.  :partypopper:  :cheers: 

#68063 Happy Christmas

Posted by mildredsmam on 23 December 2017 - 08:25 AM

I would just like to wish all members a happy christmas, i hope you have a lovely day.  :snowman-2: 

#68035 Hibernate

Posted by mildredsmam on 03 December 2017 - 09:54 AM

Hi Djs,

I've just read through the full post and i agree the problem your having is down to your set up, these coil uv bulbs are no good and it's been said they can hurt tortoises eyes, you need bright light and good uv for a healthy active hatchling, i would change all the lights/uv you have and just have one bulb i would order the Mega-ray bulb these bulbs dont work with a thermstat but can go on a timer, i think you'll notice a big difference with the correct lighting, Mega-ray have a deal on at the minute  http://www.megaray.c...sted-p-145.html hope that helps.  :)

#67986 Housing Different Species

Posted by mildredsmam on 09 November 2017 - 04:02 AM

I agree with Sue, it not worth the risk to your tortoise, you do see people say they get on great living together and maybe at first to them it looks as though they do, but when things do go wrong most of the time you dont hear about it.  :wink: