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In Topic: Woken Up Early?

28 February 2016 - 11:14 AM

I've just answered my own question! I've just been to see her again and she is properly awake so will go with the waking up steps.

How long should she be in a warm bath for?

In Topic: Is She A Hermann?

02 October 2015 - 07:05 PM

Many thanks Hellymack. That makes perfect sense about blocking her view and using the weed block fabric. One question, does your tort get his claws stuck in the fabric? 

Luckily no aquiligias here around the farm as I knew they were toxic to humans too and I having a little girl who loves to pick pretty flowers there was no way she would have resisted picking an aquiligia so I made sure none grew here. I do have Wisteria though and I believe that that is not good for tortoises but need to find out if it's the leaves, flowers or bark or all 3 that is the problem.

Todays' temprature was 24'C so it was ok for her to be out and about, but it can change very quick.

In Topic: Is She A Hermann?

01 October 2015 - 02:00 PM

I've thought that too. The winters are quite similar to the UK but the last three have been very mild but 4 years ago it was -20'c for almost 3 weeks solid.  Another thing is that on the other side of the of our farm track is a field which leads to a very large forest. Her love of blackberries is interesting since they are wild, very seasonal and when I showed her one she moved so fast towards my hand. She knew exactly what it was and she wanted it, how many tortoises know blackberries? Like I said in an earlier post, it's like being a detective and trying to piece together a little about her life especially if she is any where near 50 years old.

I do hope that her owners turn up, she is lovely but I do feel a lot of responsability taking on my first tortoise as a mature lady rather than a tiddler that I can learn together with. I just want to make sure that her life is good.

In Topic: Is She A Hermann?

01 October 2015 - 10:52 AM

My two local vets have my details so they can pass them on to anyone who contacts them, there is not much more I can do other than keep my eyes open for any posts in the village and on lost/ found websites. That was amazing that your dog found your missing tortoise.

She has a wooden box that she can go inside during the day if she wants to. I've taken on board what you said about confusing her with the temprature I had not thought about it like that. Thank you.

In Topic: Is She A Hermann?

30 September 2015 - 08:13 PM

Thank you for your information. I have checked in the village and on lost and found sites plus the vets and there is nothing listed. I will keep my eyes open for any missing torts adverts, she's easy to describe with the hole in her shell- which does bring me back to what sort of owner has she had? 

I will keep the fruit away from her, today's tempreture was 21'C, that should be ok for the daytime shouldn't it? but i have brought her in for the night just in case the temp drops considerably over night.