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Awake At Last

11 February 2015 - 05:51 PM

Hazel has been awake for a few weeks now and Norman finally joined her today after their hibernation. It's lovely to have them both awake again. :)


I him out of the fridge this morning, gave him a nice long bath and he had all morning to warm up before I could check on him properly when I got home at lunchtime.... I needn't have worried. He was marching round his tortoise table like he owned the place and wolfed his food down like a tortoise possessed when I offered him some. :blink:

Happy Birthday Karen

01 October 2014 - 06:11 AM



I hope you have a lovely day. xxx :)

Hazel's Second Birthday!

09 July 2014 - 03:50 PM

Happy Hatch Day Hazel...... 2 today. xxx  :D  :wub:









Educating The Masses

08 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

As we all know, information on tortoise keeping can be very outdated and recently while studying for a diploma in animal care, I was concerned when completing the unit on reptiles and amphibians the information on feeding tortoises was incorrect.


It stated that they should be fed:

"Lettuce, clover, grass, tomatoes, fruit, cucumber.
Will sometimes eat raw fish or meat which should be supplemented with calcium carbonate at the rate of 0.5 gram per 100 grams of meat fed.
Cereals, bread, tinned dog food can be tried (not to form major part of diet as can cause liver disease)."  :(


As a result I contacted the course team and have actually had an email back saying that as a result of my concerns they are amending the course material and these changes will take effect within 48 hours! RESULT!! ;)   :thumbup: