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Member Since 21 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 06 2014 08:02 AM

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In Topic: Incubating Eggs!

06 June 2014 - 08:02 AM

Hi, thank you very much much for your replies and hope you are getting on ok aswell beermat89.. I didn't realise you were the same person on RFUK Sue, thank you so much for all your help so far, you have been wonderful.. your advice on the extra mat worked a treat and the temps are now settled at around 30 degrees, really thought that the large mat would give on a decent level of heat but it just didn't,  now just having a slight issue with humidity, cant get it above 60%, have ordered a third hydrometer just incase its that, someone suggested on RFUK that I should line the box with a bin liner to stop the polybox absorbing the humidity, Im just worried about messing with the eggs too much.. Is this worth doing?  what is the lowest acceptable humidity level?  The subspecies is Boergetti Sue 

In Topic: Worm Infestation

22 July 2013 - 01:26 PM

I normally have my tort on a topsoil substrate but have changed to newspaper so that I can spot her poo easily and remove it quickly.. I took my tort to the vet and had panacur administered by a tube into her tummy, but it was a single dose which has to be repeated in 2 weeks possibly with a third dose after that.. I'm assuming it was a different strength of wormer? I have no idea.. :-/

In Topic: Worm Infestation

21 July 2013 - 07:53 PM

Thank you for your reply Wizzasmum, when you say normal levels do you mean they never actually get rid of them completely? She does stem to be passing them more easily which is a relief.. I have her on newspaper temporarily so that I can see her poo easily and remove it immediately.. :-)

In Topic: Worm Infestation

21 July 2013 - 04:48 PM

Was meant to say poo not pool

In Topic: Worm Infestation

21 July 2013 - 04:47 PM

Hi.. I took my tort to the vet on Thursday and she was examined and treated with a syringe of Panacur paste down the throat into her tummy.. She has to go back in two weeks for a repeat dose, possibly a third dose to.. She was very subdued Friday and Saturday and hardly eating, I was very concerned as I didn't want all the worms to die and cause and impaction so did try to feed her some soft 'naughty foods' to try and kick start her system and encourage her to poo.. She has pooed twice today.. Once this morning in her enclosure.. The poo did contain worms, it was long and thin and quite hard, this afternoon she had a larger softer pool in her bath and this pool contained more worms but they were still alive and wriggling around in the water bowl.. Is this normal? She is on paper right now to try and break the live cycle.. Like I say she is booked in for a repeat dose in 2 weeks.. She seems better in herself today, eating and more active.. Thanks!