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Are Any Of These Edible?

12 February 2018 - 01:03 PM

Hi all,


Can anyone tell me if any of these are edible for Queenie please? They have grown out of nowhere in the last week or so. 




Humidity Query

03 January 2018 - 08:40 AM

Hi all,


Happy New Year to you all.


I have a query regarding humidity that i was hoping someone could help me with.

I've seen conflicting comments online on different websites about how we control the humidity for our torts. 


I use the ProRep Tortoise Life substrate from Jolly's, currently I am spraying the soil every morning, just like you would water a plant (but not quite as powerful) so the soil is slightly damp rather than wet. Some websites say not to wet the soil as it can cause shell rot, but some say to keep it damp?!


Can anyone help to clarify for me please?


On another note, Queenie has just completed her first hibernation which im really happy about, shes back to eating and im bathing her regularly, she hasnt been for a wee yet but im hoping this will happen in the next few days with regular bathing. 


Thank you,


Shell Advice Please

05 August 2017 - 09:01 AM

Morning all,

I was giving Queenie her bath this morning, she has one 3 times a week, i was drying her off when I noticed some problems with her shell. It looks like part of her shell underneath has come off, I'm really sad and anxious to see this.

She has been completely fine in herself and this must have only happened within the last week as i check her regularly. 


Her appetite is great, in fact you would think i starve her the way she rushes across to her food each morning! I was a little concerned recently that she wasn't going to the toilet as regularly as she used too, but this seems to have returned to normal. 

She has a really good and varied diet. 


Do you think she could have just caught her shell on some rocks in her enclosure?


i have included two pictures here, hopefully you can see this as my camera wasn't great!


I was worried about shell rot, but i really cant see how she would get this. 


Any help would be really appreciated today as I am worried now :(


Thank you,