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mildredsmam

Member Since 11 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 09 2019 05:06 PM
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In Topic: Constipated?

16 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

Hi welcome to the forum.  :)

Hopefully Sue will be along soon as I think she would be better at giving you an answer especially with medication, just for a little more info what are you feeding them at the minute, also how are they kept i.e substrate/ enclosure. x


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

30 December 2018 - 03:06 AM

The only other advice i would add to this for anyone who has just got a tortoise or are thinking of getting a tortoise is you can't cut corners with tortoise keeping it's a must that you buy the correct equipment for them to keep them healthy, there is always cheaper products on the market but cost shouldn't come into it, it should be about what's best for the tortoise, at the end of the day you don't want a deformed unhealthy tortoise.  :)


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

26 December 2018 - 05:22 AM

If you are needing a bulb sooner than the 3rd of Jan then the only other bulbs i recommend are the Arcadia D3 basking bulbs you can find these on Swell Reptiles  :)


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

26 December 2018 - 05:20 AM

Thanks for the reply.

We were given Nutri Cal supplement to put on his food daily.

Regarding the lamp etc I posted. The bulb that comes with it is a halogen sized bulb that provides uva and uvb (boshi brand apparently as I contacted them about it).

If that's all correct will this be sufficient? Also if it will be, what height should I have the bulb from the substrate?

Hi, I've just relooked yes it does say uva/uvb but sadly people do sell bulbs saying that they are both heat and uv and there not or they have the smallest bit uv so still no good for tortoises, tortoises need at least 10% uv or even better 12% for them to be healthy while there is no natural sun, the bulbs that I posted will need replacing after a year they do last longer If your tortoise is outside all summer and the bulb hasn't been used as much, for the height different bulbs will need different heights but it will state on the box the distance needed also you need a basking spot of 32 so might have to adjust the lamp a little to get this, hope that helps. x  :)


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

25 December 2018 - 05:03 AM

Hi, also just to add it's good to have these supplements for Dave as well, calcium powder comes in the form of limestone flour also you can buy Nekton MSA which is a vitamin supplement  https://l.facebook.c..._9GIo-DCQFriRK-  :)