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Tortoise Nipping

18 February 2018 - 05:07 PM

Hello all, I've joined a Facebook group for tortoise owners and a lot of people complain that their Hermann torts nip them... Chase them to bite their feet... won't let them bath them etc. Have I just picked out with my tortoises as they come go me and eat from my hand, love having their heads and shells tickled whilst I bath them and are generally pleasant and a pleasure to be around... It hadn't crossed my mind that they could be any other way!! Just curious about everyone else's experiences!!

General Shell Health

26 May 2017 - 11:57 AM

I was just wondering if anyone could take a look at my tortoises and just see, from looking, if their shells look right and just generally if they appear healthy? They are 5years old and weigh 210g and 216g. There's so much conflicting advice out there. I just would really Appreciate reassurance... or advice if not looking as should! They are very friendly tortoises. Always come over to us when we go near the cage (looking for more food probably) and are happy wandering round the garden (usually following me or my daughter) when I can supervise them out of the enclosure. Is this normal, happy, healthy tortoise behaviour? KateAttached File  20170526_112310.jpg   71.6KB   0 downloads

Tortoise Gender

24 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

Hello everyone! So today the sun is out and my tortoises have decided it would be nice to indulge in a little... erm... love making! They've never done this before but there is no mistaking what it was!! Lol

So I'm hoping someone can confirm that both tortoises are the same gender so that I don't need to separate them! How do I check???

New Outdoor Enclosure

02 April 2017 - 03:00 PM

I've just moved house and have a garden now so I have built an outdoor enclosure for my torts ready for summer. Can someone just check it's ok and advise regarding lights/lamps that I need to get in there?? I'm only growing tortoise friendly plants around it as I figured this will make feeding them easier! Attached File  1491145010206725753347.jpg   87.62KB   3 downloads