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#55287 ' Like This' Button

Posted by Hettie on 25 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

I like the like button. :)
Really useful if someone posts a comment you agree with, the poster can then see that others share the same views in an answer.

Paula x

#51313 I Need A Lil Help With Naming

Posted by Hettie on 15 May 2012 - 09:51 PM

Get to know your tort and a suitable name will just spring to mind.

I called Gigidy after Quagmire (in family guy who chases the ladies)
Nellie (the heffalump... my biggest)
Jazz, chilled and relaxed
Ami (permanant white nose from limestone flour)
Mia ( looks like Ami but has a smudge/smear on her markings)
Rolf , spent most of the time when he first arrived down under..

Paula x

#50595 Nails Or Should That Be Claws?

Posted by Hettie on 19 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

Hi Jules,

In the wild torties nails would be kept trim by clambering over rocks and stones, your mum's carpet will not have the same effect. :D

Yes his nails will need a trim. Some keepers do their own trimming but there is a vein in the nail which has to be avoided as it can bleed badly, if you don't have the experience yourself I would definately take him to the vet, he will show you how to do it and then perhaps if needed in the future you would be confident to do it.

Paula x

#50538 Little Ones

Posted by Hettie on 16 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

I am no expert, but I thought that there are natural growth spurts at certain times of the year even in the wild?
In the wild those juicy lush new plants would be eaten freely in the spring too, are you going to mimic nature and offer less in the summer when in their natural habitat the weeds would become a dry hay? Perhaps only prolonged overfeeding would be a problem?

Beeeeautiful babies!

Paula x

#50497 My Baby Tort Has Stopped Eating

Posted by Hettie on 15 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

In my little guys enclosure I didn't want to add a hide for worry of him tipping while I was at work. I added a small low shelf for him to hide under without it being an obstacle on the floor.

Paula x