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Yipppeeee Horsefield eating weeds

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:42 PM

Just thought I would let you all know my 10 year old Horsefied finally eat two dandelion leaves last night. I tried him first hiding one under a piece of carrot, which he ate. Then tried dandelion on its own, (which I have done so many times) but this time he ate it and then another!!!! I feel like I've won the lottery!!! He's realised chips and biscuits are off the menu!!

So big thank you to you all for telling me to persevere and be tough on him, its taken weeks but he's done it.
Thank you also to Darren (p1glet) for the advice and magic potion it certainly stimulated his appetite!!:9


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Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:47 PM

How long has he not eaten for Viv, i am having trouble with one of mine, hes been brought up on chinese leaf lettuce. Have managed to get him to eat two dandelion leaves this week, but thats all he had.

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:59 PM

Hi Darren I bought him on the 19 February so he was into his 6th week of hardly eating. After the third week I gave in and gave him tiny bit of bread and stuffed weed in it, just to see if he could eat. Another week he ate little bit of carrot and tomato (on advice from here to try and get him eating).
So last night was a real break through, I persisted in only giving him weeds. Over this time he has lost 9grm and only done three poo's!
Hopefully things are looking up. It sounds as though your torty is too, hope they both continue eating!!!


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Posted 31 March 2006 - 01:07 PM

nice 1 viv thats good news i bet ur over the moon hun.....
so happy for u and ur tort hun ...
keep it up love becks xxxxxxxxxxxx :*

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 01:16 PM

Yeah part of me wants to be a hard B***tard and just say "eat what your given"

But then thats not me, so pretty much softly softly gently gently, but he needs to eat more!!! UUUURRRGGGGGHHHHHHH


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Posted 31 March 2006 - 01:33 PM

Well done VeeBee that's great news

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 03:27 PM

awwwww viv darling, i am soooooo pleased, all that waiting a great effort paid of hunny, well done xxx


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#8 Guest_blondesarah_*

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 04:10 PM

Oh viv that is good news. I told you dont back down and it has worked. Well done.

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 05:10 PM

Lets hope he keeps it up now and his appitite for weeds increases nice one Viv

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 05:20 PM

Thats great news viv

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:09 AM

Viv, That is Brilliant news, I knew it would pay off soon, Well done, The dandylions are coming up now and plenty of other weeds.
Keep up the Great work. ;)
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:19 AM


How is your tortoise eating now ??


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Posted 05 April 2006 - 07:26 PM

Hi Darren, yes he is still eating up to about 5/6 a night, but only if hand fed, still I'm grateful for small mercies!!!
Going away tho for 3 weeks, got to teach hubby how to feed them and show him what weeds look like LOL!! So we probably be back to square one when I get back!!
How is yours getting on, is he eating more now?


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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:36 PM

i can normally get one a night into him but its hard work!!

He has lost weight so getting worried now.


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