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20% Off Mega-Ray This Week.

14 June 2019 - 03:32 AM

 Mega-Ray UK

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Make Sure Your Enclosure Is Safe.

30 May 2019 - 07:08 AM

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Don't panic. The tortoise is fine.
The owner would like to warn others about the true strength of electrics.
You can read the story here, and please be kind.
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/siteas…/…/viewtopic.php…
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Keeping Tortoises Together.

28 May 2019 - 05:50 AM

“I thought this was just a little bash!” No, actually, this is a severe injury that will always be visible even if the wound dries up eventually – and the animal will be lucky if her internal tissues and organs aren’t so damaged as to result in sepsis and possibly a very painful death. “I thought they can’t feel through their shell” – no again, tortoise shells are living tissue with nerves and blood supply, and are very sensitive to touch, injury and infection.

This little 10-year-old Thb female was kept together with two males of similar age by her owner. For several months, they were bashing her, forcing her into corners and relentlessly hitting the old wounds – can you imagine the pain and terror this little animal felt? Her owner regularly disinfected the bleeding shell – as if that would excuse this kind of abuse, letting this happen. She was actually breaking the law – the Animal Welfare Act (2006) states that animals in our care have to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.

Female tortoises know very well when their male pursuers are coming to get them again, they panic and try to run away from the attack they know will happen, but in an enclosure this is not possible, the males will get them. Lazy, unthinking owners often use the excuse: “it’s natural for males to pursue females” but do not want to acknowledge that in the wild females can get away – tortoises will meet up, there may be mating, then the female goes her own way in a vast terrain with lots of hides – that’s natural - but not if we keep males and females together in usually quite small enclosures. Apart from the incredible stress and pain that these females are suffering, they often cannot eat sufficient amounts of food, and they often experience egg retention problems, as they are not able to nest in a stress-free environment.

So, what to do? New owners of Mediterranean tortoises who are buying or taking on several juveniles, must be aware that these animals will change their behaviour when they reach sexual maturity, and even males can often not be kept together. In extreme cases, males can even kill a weaker one. So these animals must usually be kept separately, each with their own large indoor and outdoor space, lamps and heating, or may have to be rehomed. Other species of tortoise may be less aggressive, so know what you’re getting and have a plan in mind of how to change the accommodation if necessary.

There is no excuse – we MUST keep our tortoises stress- and painfree, it’s our responsibility and, surely, should be guided by our humanity. Please share this with anyone who is thinking of getting tortoises – thank you!

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Forum Fixed.

24 May 2019 - 12:30 PM

Hi, just to let you know that the forum is all sorted, so hopefully now we can get back to everyone enjoying it thanks. x  :)


Problems On The Forum.

06 April 2019 - 02:41 AM

Morning all, i just wanted to post to say that were having loads of problems on the forum at the minute, last night both me and Sue were unable to post ( both admin ) not sure why, i'm only the administrator and look after the forum someone else owns it who has not paid for certain things and done updates i have messaged him on a number of occasions with no reply.

At the minute the forum is saying it's unsecure and this makes it easier for someone to steal sensitive information ( which I wouldn't want to happen to anyone )

Your more that welcome to join these groups for advice if you don't want to use this forum, both myself and Sue are on these. x :)

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