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#1 gizmosmum

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 08:56 AM

http://www.tlady.clara.net/id16.htm
£7.50 +pp
Looks like a good source of info when looking for weed feed.

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 12:11 PM

This looks great, this is the book Sue was talking about, it's a good price as well. :)



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Posted 28 November 2015 - 01:10 PM

You will never do better than to use Linda's info. I know there are websites dedicated to weed ID etc but they mostly refer to human and mammal toxicity and are not researched in the way that this book will have been. It's long overdue, well done Lin.

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 01:11 PM

http://www.tlady.clara.net/id16.htm
£7.50 +pp
Looks like a good source of info when looking for weed feed.

http://www.tlady.clara.net/id16.htm
£7.50 +pp
Looks like a good source of info when looking for weed feed.


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#5 gregorious77

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:23 PM

Purchased :) :) :)



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 09:07 PM

I don't think you will be sorry. It's not a huge comprehensive guide with lots of stuff you don't need, but WILL tell you all you do need and all that is relative to a healthy diet for tortoises in the UK. As I say, a long time overdue.

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 03:29 PM

just ordered this for my wife as she is not good on the laptop and can only ID about 4 weekds

 

with me going away this will be good for her to find some new food wile my weeds from the tortoise lady are growing.



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Posted 19 March 2016 - 04:21 PM

I looked through the list - we have most of those growing here...wonder if I should get a copy?

 

I have my weeds books...but a shorter list to take around with me on walks (we live in the country) would be handy until I refresh my visual memory of what's what.



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Posted 19 March 2016 - 06:52 PM

Remember too, that although there are lots of plants that are not going to kill your tortoise, they are not necessarily part of a good diet, a bit like us humans with chocolate and ice cream. Lots of sellers have jumped on the seed bandwagon, many of them appearing to know their stuff, but the vast majority have no idea what a tortoise would eat in the wild and just sell anything that is none toxic which is a shame :( the actual variety of weeds needed is much smaller than you would imagine :)
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 07:55 PM

Thanks! :)

 

I've been wondering about sufficient vitamins and micronutrients - which is the reason (I assume) behind the need to offer a variety of different foods.

 

It would be interesting to see what all the 'average' weeds are composed of in that regard...



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Posted 19 March 2016 - 10:19 PM

Thanks! :)
 
I've been wondering about sufficient vitamins and micronutrients - which is the reason (I assume) behind the need to offer a variety of different foods.
 
It would be interesting to see what all the 'average' weeds are composed of in that regard...




Just remember that most Med species roam calcium rich soils, so we need to provide extra calcium. My garden has little piles of limestone flour, where they help themselves.
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