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#67252 Marcel

Posted by Beermat89 on 13 December 2016 - 04:51 PM

£400 wow!!this is why I hate pet shop chains!unfortunatly the people who work in them are clueless especially when comes to reptiles!grrrrrr lol

#65912 Aged Tortoises - How Did 'they' Do It?

Posted by Beermat89 on 17 March 2016 - 10:46 PM

Sorry me and Sue must of been typing and the same time lil

#65911 Aged Tortoises - How Did 'they' Do It?

Posted by Beermat89 on 17 March 2016 - 10:42 PM

Hi Rue,
Yes i do agree that some people do mommy cuddle their tortoises but do remember that tortoises are not native to this country and can not live over here with out some help from us,these exceptions were just lucky,most proberly had a well shelter,drained south facing gardens which could support tortoise to survive not thrive in this country but dont forget most torts from this period didnt make to the age of 20 which would of been thousands,i have a 65-70ish year old spur thigh that my dad has for me due to unforseen surcumstances but i resuced this tortoise from an elderly gentlemen who could no long care for her but she had a very good positioned garden to why she has survived so long.most torts died down to no knowlege of hibernation back then but now theres a very low number compared to then that die over winter with this knowledge
Regards matt

#65530 Tortoise Losing Weight...hibernating Or Starving?

Posted by Beermat89 on 08 January 2016 - 04:48 PM

Have you ever thought of using the fridge method?as i think the winters are going to get more milder this would be a big advantage as it will be under contolled conditions.maybe look into this next year

#65529 Tortoise Losing Weight...hibernating Or Starving?

Posted by Beermat89 on 08 January 2016 - 04:45 PM

I know your concern,has been a very mild start this year!torts can take a few weeks to settle down properly so most weight gain is lost in the first few weeks!13g isnt a massive loss of a tort this size!hydration is the key to stop them from loosing weight!in her box what are you using may i ask?
Regards matt

#65446 Hatchling Out Of The Fridge

Posted by Beermat89 on 22 December 2015 - 04:34 PM

for youngsters id do a 3week wind down but thats just my opinion
Regards matt

#65330 My Hermann's Tortoise Self Build Enclosure

Posted by Beermat89 on 08 December 2015 - 10:19 PM

Hi Shelly
The keepers that you are talking too are very experienced and have studied them in their natural habbitats so being rude on here is making your self look silly!yes you may have worked in a Zoo doesnt mean your an expert on keeping tortoises,If you dont like having people giving you tips or advice them please dont post on here!

#65104 Cooling Methods

Posted by Beermat89 on 07 November 2015 - 10:49 AM

I totally agree with Sue,in the wild they would burrow down long before it reaches below the magic 10c,tempts are going to fluxuate to a degree this is natural so really this isnt a big concern :)

#65059 My Little Hatchling Is Coming On :)

Posted by Beermat89 on 30 October 2015 - 04:36 PM

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#64648 Young Tortoise Outdoor Enclosure

Posted by Beermat89 on 13 August 2015 - 03:27 PM

I agree the soil maybe to loose so mite dig out,you may have compacted it but fresh soil will be easy for a tort to brake up,they are strong little things.i would maybe put a coarse of bricks around below the soil to reduce this risk?

#64642 Sulcata Tortoise?

Posted by Beermat89 on 12 August 2015 - 07:10 PM

I agree yes sulcatas are hard work,lovely torts and if i had the space and money to keep them then i would but as Sue has mentioned over the winter will be a struggle!you cant mix different species of torts for a number of reasons so to play it safe id get another hermanns which you will be able to keep with yours after a at least 6month quarantine period.
Regards matt

#64458 What Distance Is Safe?

Posted by Beermat89 on 12 July 2015 - 03:13 PM

Well to be honest i stick with them as ive found the customer service is brill and very quick at delivering!ive never had to send anything back
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#64453 What Distance Is Safe?

Posted by Beermat89 on 12 July 2015 - 09:19 AM

yes i use the d3+ 12% but i use the normal stripe tube but the flood should be fine :) also these bulbs last to around 12months before needing to renew but cheaper ones on the market need replacing around 6months i think.mine only get used either side of hibernation in the cooler months so last ages as outside all summer
Regards matt
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#64451 Happy Birthday Emasen

Posted by Beermat89 on 12 July 2015 - 05:13 AM

Happy birthday :)

#64436 Uvb Light

Posted by Beermat89 on 10 July 2015 - 03:54 PM

I dont know if this is against the rules for advertising but i buy my tubes and setups off swells reptiles.sorry if this isnt ok remove if need be