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#64118 Happy Birthday Vikki01

Posted by vikki01 on 07 June 2015 - 06:48 AM

Thanks all - had a great day!!

#63721 Overfeeding?

Posted by vikki01 on 12 April 2015 - 09:26 PM

Just reading again - I am not sure that most of the man -made foods have changed, I think we would all agree that the majority are still BAD. Yes there are a few now that do seem to be better, unfortunately pet shops etc like to recommend the bad ones as a good way of making money and some people like  to use them through lack of knowledge or simple convenience. As with a lot of things whilst there is a market for a product the manufacturers will continue to provide it despite all evidence of the problems it can cause :(

#63683 Early Signs Of Pyramiding?

Posted by vikki01 on 10 April 2015 - 08:58 PM

With regards him not being a Hermann - Have a look at the post titled "Is Herbie a Hermann?" - I am Herbies owner and the person Sue refers to above. I would be interested to know if there is a link but don't post the breeders personal details on the public forum - you can send a private message or just give a general area and I can let you know if they may be from the same place :) It is all sortable if like me you don't really mind what species you have and the paperwork is a bit of hassle with Defra but I now have a certificate saying his correct species etc. My main priority was and is that Herbie is happy and healthy and he is a great little character :happy:

#63620 Introducing Sterling

Posted by vikki01 on 05 April 2015 - 08:12 PM

Besotted - understandably!!! She is gorgeous :)

My camera and laptop are full of Herbie pictures - he is slowly catching up with the dogs but they really do have hundreds of photos - I am sure the laptop memory will soon be full and will have to buy a new one just for the photos!!! I am sure you will be in the same boat soon :laugh:


#63572 Is Herbie A Hermanns!?

Posted by vikki01 on 03 April 2015 - 10:12 AM

Thanks everyone. The actual paperwork wasn't important more the principal of it! As long as Herbie is happy and healthy that is what matters :)

#63561 Is Herbie A Hermanns!?

Posted by vikki01 on 02 April 2015 - 07:01 PM

Just to let you all know - Herbie is now officially a Spur thigh - after much wrangling with Defra and then with "breeder"  I finally received his certificate today :)


#63545 Dietary Advice

Posted by vikki01 on 31 March 2015 - 07:27 PM


I have tried the shelled warriors dried flower mix - to be honest haven't found it great but herbie will eat it if moistened and mixed with his weeds! I also have some of the Testudo dry mix (this is the one that the tortoise trust recommends) I have the herb mix and the original pellets(which have to be moistened before using). I have found both of these quite good and herbie will eat them - I mix the moistened one with his weeds but he will eat the herb mix as it is and will sometimes(but not often!) choose this over fresh. This is just my personal experience but if herbie seems happy eating it and it will do no harm then I am happy to use occasionally for variety if nothing else! I think the main thing is to give as healthy and balanced a diet as we can and not to overfeed etc (I think I have been guilty of this and herbie is now on a diet!!) :blush: :blush:


#63441 Herbie In The Garden

Posted by vikki01 on 15 March 2015 - 08:03 PM

I was going to put the mini shed together today and they had sent the wrong screws so will now have to get some tomorrow and was hoping to get the timbers for the run delivered and thought it was fee delivery but have now realised it is £25.00 so will have to hope they will fit in the car (it is a reasonable size estate car) sop not the best of days!! Still have to keep smiling :)

#63068 Am I Ok Being Here?

Posted by vikki01 on 08 February 2015 - 09:25 PM

Well that is a relief - do I use that section for all posts? :)

#63061 Hi!

Posted by vikki01 on 07 February 2015 - 07:41 PM


I am fairly new too but everyone is really friendly and helpful here it has been great to know any worry (and if you are like me there will be plenty) you can ask the question and quickly get an answer to reassure you and point you in the right direction :)Cant wait to see Marigold you will have to post a pic asap!

#63030 Introducing The "fur-Kids"

Posted by vikki01 on 04 February 2015 - 07:10 AM

They are gorgeous little dogs and so great that you rescued them and gave them a second chance :)