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mildredsmam

Member Since 11 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2018 02:52 AM
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In Topic: Male Horsfield For Rehoming

01 July 2018 - 03:32 AM

This tortoise has now been rehomed.  :)


In Topic: Egg Laying

22 June 2018 - 04:18 AM

Couple of days ago managed to capture this pic of egg laying

Great picture, I have a few like this, will you be incubating the eggs this time.  :)


In Topic: Georgie Sleeping Out At Night

15 June 2018 - 03:47 AM

Can anyone help me on how to upload pictures please ! Lol sorry I’m not very technical lol

Hi Millie,

When you go to reply in the bottom right hand it says more reply options click on that and it gives you the option to attach files you can upload photos that way.  :)


In Topic: Slug And Snail Control.

15 June 2018 - 03:40 AM

Hello everyone,

 

What do people do to control Slugs and Snails in their outdoor enclosures?

 

I've used Nematodes before on vegetable patches with good results, it says it's safe for pets and other animals

what do people think are they ok for a Tortoise enclosure?

 

cheers

Kev.

 

 

 

Hi Kev,

Their a bloody nightmare aren't they, I asked about this product on my FB group as i'd seen a few that use it in tortoise enclosures but Sue advised me not to use it near the tortoises she said. Personally speaking I wouldn't introduce nematodes to a tortoise area unless you are going to worm them. Nematodes are just parasitic worms. :wink: 

So that was good enough for me, when I open my shed early on a morning I have a look for them and remove them by putting them in the neighbours garden  :lol: 


In Topic: Heating For Outdoor Enclosure

26 May 2018 - 04:30 AM

Hi I am just about to start building an outdoor enclosure for my two 2yr old Hermann Tortoises. Could someone please advise what heat lamp I should get for it? Also do I need a secure insulated hutch for them to sleep in or can they just sleep under the covered area where I will install a tubular heater with a thermostat. 

 

Many thanks

 

Geraldine

Hi Geraldine,

They need a heated area outside with a heat lamp in, where you have the heat lamp it needs to be dry and waterproof and also a large enough area to hold the basking lamp safely with no fire risks, all you need is a ceramic holder the same as indoors with a heat bulb this then can be used for cooler mornings or dull days, a large cold frame or large kennel would work well, also just make sure it's predator proof at all times hope that helps.   :)