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Tortoise Tea-Towels.

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 🐢

Some Good Basic Information.

16 November 2018 - 04:23 PM

This is a good care sheet regarding the basics of tortoise keeping, if you have any questions just ask there's always someone around to help.  :)

Coil Bulbs.

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:

Outside Is Best.

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.  :)

Box Hibernation

26 October 2018 - 06:45 AM


Hibernation is fast approaching us if your planning on using an out building or shed for this please make sure you have some form of heating on a thermostat to stop the temperature dropping to freezing when the weather turns really cold, also think about protecting your tortoises against rodents rats 🐀 can be a real problem to hibernating tortoises 🐢