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Mick.Ire

Member Since 25 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2014 10:29 PM
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In Topic: A Nice Surprise

02 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

congrats, fingers crossed for you.

In Topic: New Leopard Tortoise Elmo

01 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

Hey congrats on your new tort.

Night time temps can vary, best to keep them between 19-22c but if it drops to 15c the odd night don't worry. Leopards are hardier than people think.
I never use heat mats for tortoises. They are useless even stuck on a wall. A good night time heat source is a ceramic bulb. No light and plenty of heat. These can cost between 20-30 pounds but last for years.
Make sure to bath him 3 times a week too. Leopards love it and will nearly always drink. Hydration is a huge factor in creating a smooth shell as leopards are very prone to pyramiding.A humid hide is a good idea too.

In Topic: My Torts.

01 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

Hey guys, sorry didn't reply sooner.

Chrissyan, we don't have a massive plot for them. I suppose in total the garden is 30ftx30ft. Once you keep them well fed they are happy out. Our shed is converted for them all with the hingebacks living in a seperate section. The Sulcatas and Leopards have the majority of the floor space.
Mildredsmam, yes we keep our 3 female leopards with our 2 female sulcatas. Our male leopard is with them often and doesn't cause any problems. These species co-habitate quite well.

We are rehoming another female sulcata next week, she's about 3-4 so a lot smaller than the others but should be big enough to house together. We will keep a good eye on her initially. She's in quarentine at the moment and is a lovely chocolate colour. I'll post pics tomorrow when I'm on my laptop. We don't know much about her past unfortunately.

In Topic: My Torts.

25 September 2012 - 04:27 PM

Thanks Stella.....

Ah we have nicknames that would only really make sense to us. My niece and nephews give them different names every day so it's hard to keep track.
Our oldest leopard is called Gold Dust, Have her 22years.
Gandhi is the Indian star, don't have him too long, maybe six months so can't take credit for his condition but he sure is a beauty. I suspect he's WC. Took a while to settle in, dropped a nice bit of weight but is thriving now.

In Topic: My Torts.

25 September 2012 - 03:55 PM

More of the beasts. Have our sulcatas 18years. They were only out of the egg when we got them, tiny and soft shells. Monsters now.
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