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mildredsmam

Member Since 11 Apr 2012
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#68728 Constipated?

Posted by mildredsmam on 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




#68726 A Brilliant Book.

Posted by mildredsmam on 12 January 2019 - 11:06 AM

This is a brilliant book, a little expensive to buy but worth it. x  :)   https://l.facebook.c...2LWZRteq-sVXUnw




#68714 All New To This, So I Have A Few Qs

Posted by mildredsmam on 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.  :)




#68711 All New To This, So I Have A Few Qs

Posted by mildredsmam on 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  :)




#68703 Happy Christmas

Posted by mildredsmam on 24 December 2018 - 02:49 AM

We would just like to wish you all a Happy Christmas, and hope you all have a lovely time. x  :santa-dance:

                                 :merry-xmas-smiley-emoticon:




#68702 All New To This, So I Have A Few Qs

Posted by mildredsmam on 24 December 2018 - 02:25 AM

Aww the poor little thing, if it has been treated bad and returned then at least now looks as though it has the perfect home with someone trying to do the best they can for him/her  :)

Regarding heat/uv if you let us know what your using in your set up at the minute we can advise better, if the pet shop has sold you the coil uv bulbs as they do this would need changing as there no good for tortoises. x  :)




#68677 New Here Have A Few Questions

Posted by mildredsmam on 30 November 2018 - 11:44 AM

I did speak to Sonya but she never got back to me when I requested about having one, and plus really its a bit fair it would take two hours to drive there and I dont drive! So Surrey would be best, if like also like a hermann xxx

 Maybe better waiting for someone who you know is a good breeder and is recommended  :) even though you might have to wait some time. x




#68662 New Here Have A Few Questions

Posted by mildredsmam on 26 November 2018 - 03:21 AM

I will do! Im going to a breeder this week to have a look at some Hermann anything I need to look out for? Thank you

Hi Emma,

The hatchlings should be bright eyed and active and have no discharge from the nose or mouth, ask the breeder as many questions as you feel you need to a good breeder will answer them all and take time to make sure your happy and know the hatchling is going to a perfect home.  :)




#68652 New Here Have A Few Questions

Posted by mildredsmam on 24 November 2018 - 02:39 PM

Hi there

Hope everyone is ok and well!

Im getting my first Hermann Tortiose soon but just wanted to make sure I will have the complete right set up, could you please let me know the vitimins I would need and everything for his table? Ive heard so many different things and read so many different things Im worried Ill get it wrong! And whats the best substrate? Thank you so much

Hi Emma,

Welcome to the forum, glad your able to post now.  :)

Sue has given you some brilliant advice just keep asking questions you'll always get good friendly advice here. x  :) 




#68649 Tortoise Tea-Towels.

Posted by mildredsmam on 24 November 2018 - 04:50 AM

These are lovely tea-towels i have one already in green, they would be great to buy one of your tortoise friends for Christmas. x   :santa-dance:   :snowman-2:




#68646 Tortoise Tea-Towels.

Posted by mildredsmam on 21 November 2018 - 03:31 AM

If anyone missed out on teatowels earlier in the year or needs another, BCG has just had another batch. Can be purchased for £6 plus postage from Ann way and money is used to support their 2018 conservation appeal for the sulcata release programme in Africa.

 annway@btinternet.com to order. x 🐢

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#68641 Coil Bulbs.

Posted by mildredsmam on 13 November 2018 - 03:19 AM

This picture taken from the reptile lighting group and shows reading from a new coil uv lamp. The following comments are from the top uk uv specialist. So please if you know anyone using coil uv for a tortoise, please share with them how inadequate these bulbs are for tortoises.

These are very suitable for SMALL reptiles with LOW UVB requirements in SMALL terrariums, such as small glass terrariums for crested geckos. Placed horizontally in hoods above mesh.
They are not at all suitable for anything larger or further away.  :wink:

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#68638 Outside Is Best.

Posted by mildredsmam on 09 November 2018 - 04:45 AM

Tortoise keeping is quiet simple once you have the correct set up, tortoises do best living outside for as much of the year as possible in a natural enclosure with added heat, the heat source can be added to a greenhouse, shed or cold frame depending on your toroise and set up.

At this time of year when tortoises are hibernating it's a really good time to get your enclosures built ready for spring it gives you time to put in some thought as good enclosures take time to do, smaler tortoises need protecting from predators like birds and all tortoises need to be safe over night.

There's plenty of pictures in this section of good enclosures to give you ideas but if you have any questions just ask.  :)




#68616 Lump Chalk.

Posted by mildredsmam on 30 October 2018 - 05:16 AM

Mine too.

To be truthful by spring it looks awful but they seem to like it better this way and they know better than me  :lol:




#68592 I Can't Fiind Namaste Who Is My 3 Years Old Hermann Baby

Posted by mildredsmam on 23 September 2018 - 12:57 PM

Oops, so sorry, just realised I’ve not had notifications for weeks. Not sure why. Glad he turned up

I wondered where you've been  :lol: there's a few things need updating Sue that might be the reason just keep looking on till it's done.  :)