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Missy

Member Since 28 Nov 2014
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In Topic: Rescued A Tortoise But Finding It Hard Work

02 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

Yes as I said above she has a heat bulb and uv one in her green house. I was asking how many hours per day they should be on for at the moment.

In Topic: Rescued A Tortoise But Finding It Hard Work

01 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

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In Topic: Rescued A Tortoise But Finding It Hard Work

01 October 2017 - 06:02 PM

Thanks. I have a thermometer in her enclosure so if it goes too low we'll bring her in or get some background heat but we're by the sea so it doesn't usually get that cold until December or January even sometimes.

In Topic: Rescued A Tortoise But Finding It Hard Work

01 October 2017 - 03:25 PM

Hello. Just to update on Missy's progress since last posting.

She had a successful hibernation last winter in the fridge for 14 weeks with no weight loss. I further upgraded her outdoor set up this spring with a miniature greenhouse over her hut/soil pit with a heat and uv lamp for the colder, duller parts of the year. She was very keen to have more than a corner of the garden and so I eventually took down the barrier and she has full reign of the garden which is fairly small and very secure having walls or fences with concrete base boards on all sides. She has her favourite areas to hang out and is never to be found on the shady side of the garden. She enjoys sleeping in the sun tucked under a geranium or snacking on the lower leaves of the sedum furthest from her house. At night she returns herself to her greenhouse. Now the weather is poor she rarely leaves her green house and I was wondering how many hours a day you would provide heat/light for? I will try to keep her going till end of November (south coast)

Last question is roughly based on the size/species how much should she grow every year? I'm worried she is growing too fast as she is very greedy and she helps herself to the weeds and plants in the garden (plantain, dandelion, clover, hawksbane, campanula, sedum, valerian etc)

Thank you for your help.