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Harry's Up And About

11 March 2019 - 04:34 PM

I'm glad to report Harry's just completed another successful hibernation; I got him up on Saturday morning after his allotted 18 weeks.


Here he is in his hibernation box minutes after taking him out of the fridge:





After his warm shower, and an hour after basking under his lamp, he decided he wanted to go walking:





As it was warm and sunny at midday, I put him out in his enclosure, whereupon he had a good walkabout to see what had changed since his big sleep:




After inspecting his house, he resumed his roam around the garden:




About four o'clock he slowed down so I brought him back in. The next day he was ready to go out at nine in the morning, and on doing so, had his big drink and nibbled on some food, so it looks like he's ready for the new season.


Hoping all other keepers' torts are doing well, and looking forward to hearing of their progress this year.

Harry's Gone In

31 October 2018 - 07:48 PM

Well, Harry went in the fridge this evening, marking the end to another tort year. It was a great one, too, what with the glorious weather we had.

Wishing everyone's tortoise a successful hibernation; and that we can all rejoice next Spring on their re-emergence.


All the best, everyone       :thumbup:  :hugs:

Hollyhock Seeds

03 October 2018 - 10:19 AM

The hollyhocks I grew this year yielded flowers of a beautiful shade of scarlet. I harvested hundreds of seeds from them, so if anyone would like a packet to grow next spring, just PM me, and I'll be only to glad to send you some.




Many Happy Returns!

01 October 2018 - 04:34 PM

Happy Birthday, Karen, hope you had a great day!!

Harry's Summer

09 September 2018 - 08:22 AM

With this year's glorious summer coming to a close, here's few pics of Harry enjoying the season.


Catching the morning sun's rays:







Taking a siesta in the jungle area of his enclosure:





A trot around the garden via the path:






Taking shade under the carex grass:




Time for dinner:




And a hollyhock flower for afters: