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Tortoise Day In Cheshire

17 May 2016 - 06:35 AM

The British chelonian group, BCG are holding a tortoise day in woodford, nr Stockport on 11th june 2016. I'm not involved in any way just thought it might be of interest to some people.


03 April 2016 - 05:46 PM

This is a hypothetical question as I'm not thinking of getting another tortoise........
If you know your tort is healthy, and you know the other tortoise personally so know it has also been healthy for a long time. Why quarantine? Surely they have both already been quarantined if they have always lived alone previously. So keeping them separate in their new home would tell you nothing.
I am just curious, not be intending to be contentious.:-)

Antler For Calcium?

02 March 2016 - 02:11 PM

Can tortoise be offered deer antler? Would think it's similar to cuttlefish for calcium. Deer antler is bone. Gizmo( dog) got one for Christmas but he doesn't want it!

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23 December 2015 - 04:40 PM

Is this same/ similar to Nekton/ nutrobal?

Stolen Spur Thighs In Northwich Cheshire, Posted By Bcg

11 December 2015 - 05:36 PM


Tortoise Theft - Northwich, Cheshire.
Overnight 10th.11th. December 2015 thieves entered a shed situated in the garden of a private house in an isolated area of Northwich and stole seven young Spur-thighed Tortoises from their heated vivarium.
They were born approximately ten years ago and are currently ranged between 8 and 15 cms in length.
This was a planned crime and the animals have been specifically targeted.
These juvenile Tortoises are not currently in hibernation and we are therefore deeply concerned as to their welfare.
Whoever is responsible for this callous crime may not be in a position to care for them especially as to their needs, comfort and necessary nutrition.
We point out that this particular species is subject to CITES Annex A legislation and cannot be traded legally without an Article 10 licence issued by the Department of the Environment..
Anyone offering the Tortoises for sale without such authority commits the serious criminal offence of trading illegally in endangered species carrying upwards of five years custodial sentence and the same applies to anyone so purchasing them.
We urgently need any information as to the whereabouts of these Tortoises and any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves.
If anyone can help, please call John Hayward, National Theft Register Tel; 01869 325699 Email: jh@ntr.supanet.com