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newmummy

Member Since 30 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2014 10:05 AM
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In Topic: Outside Enclosure

11 April 2014 - 10:10 AM

The pebbles are in a seed tray raised up like a little mountain. Still need to do feeding slate and a proper water bowl. Any ideas for extras? I've got quite a few seeds germinating so I will plant up with a bit of foliage.


In Topic: Outside Home Planning

06 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

what sizes to ages are recommended?


In Topic: Outside Home Planning

06 February 2014 - 01:46 PM

This is for an outdoor enclosure!! (the 16 and 11 year olds are my actual children lol. Maybe I'm not too clear--the kids play area)). I only got the yearlings in September and I had them outside on warm days 100% fully supervised. That's why I don't have an outside enclosure yet. We have a large garden (third+ of an acre) that would be difficult to secure due to the fox who digs. Also would be very difficult to find my tinyies in it!  That's why I'm going for a pretty secure smaller enclosure at first. The 5metres by 5metres area is covered with a rubber flooring on top of hard-core which I intend to cover with pebbles/grit something for drainage, then soil on top. Which should be pretty fox proof (I'm think for age 5-15years). Then I will see!


In Topic: Hebe

23 October 2013 - 12:59 PM

Yes I thought that too. Thought it might have been pesticides.

 

I'm trying to build up my confidence regarding hibernation! I am making a weight chart. So far Mulberry has remained constant weight since we got her (mid September) at 34g. But Tortuga fluctuates from 41-46g?! Mulberry eats more but is active all day and Tortuga eats (20 mins tops), short wonder, sleep, sleep... On the bright side now I've changed the substrate (Thanks Sue!) they have both been very regular! I have my suspicions though that Tortuga is eating it! And the poo sample the vet checked was clear of worms :).

 

They are definitely clever and I confess when Mulberry did the tortoise equivalent of 'Meh' when I gave her Mallow (she walked up to it, had a couple of bites, then tramped off round the enclosure before coming back taking a sniff and looking directly at me) I ran outside in the pouring rain to find a juicy young dandelion leaf. My bad! That's why I'm so excited they like Hebe!


In Topic: New Mummy Worries...

09 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

Hi, I'm changing the substrate today. I have sterilised topsoil but I've just checked your website sue and read about the coconut fibres!! what's best? Or do I mix? They have soil/sand mix at the mo and the do dig down.