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Nathan Pittam

Member Since 02 May 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 04 2013 07:07 PM

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In Topic: Help With Weight Gain

19 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

He does also have an indoor run with UV and basking lamp. I'm not a 1950s style tortoise wrangler!

In Topic: Help With Weight Gain

19 June 2013 - 02:39 PM

He is currently outside in a run with a whole mix of substrates inc. woodchip, grass, sand, pebbles, rocks, coir. His diet is natural weeds every other day although he does pick out dandelions as his favourite. His run is south facing and his max min thermometer reads 34max and 15min (night). He doesn't have an outside lamp as the garden is so warm (he does gave shady areas too). He sleeps in a little cave built into his rockery. He is a sun avoider though. His coir and woodchip goes down to about 30cm so has plenty of depth to regulate temp. He also has two shallow (1cm) pools that he can bathe in one of which is in full sun and one in half sun. I'm trying really hard to make a happy home for him but the weight gain just seems not quite right. We live in Ipswich so have a much sunnier climate than most...

In Topic: Help With Weight Gain

18 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

I'm struggling with the opposite side of things. I have a two year old Hermanns who weighs in at a paltry 43g. I got him a year ago to the day and he weighed 31g. Any advice? I don't want him growing too quickly and risk a pyramided shell but he seems to be a slow grower.

In Topic: He Is Odd.

03 June 2013 - 05:12 AM

Yeah. He has plenty of diggaable substrate to a depth of about 40cm and has previously used it to hide but he has recently started the corner thing.

In Topic: Supplements

05 May 2013 - 09:42 AM

Its Tortoise Vegetable Diet Premium made by Komodo. Its not pelleted food but powder addition. Its got a Use By date of Oct 2013 and cost £4.99 for 75g. Main ingredients Vit A, B1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 12, C, D3, K and E. Calcium pantothenate, spirulina, kelp, pure marigold, probiofic bacteria, choline chloride, phosphorus, calcium carbonate, rosehip, yeast, micronized wheat, biofac, dextrose, alfalfa, wheat flour.