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Daniella and Betsy

Member Since 23 Jan 2016
Offline Last Active Aug 01 2016 04:06 PM

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In Topic: Identification Help Please

26 July 2016 - 06:40 AM


I think it might be hop clover?
Think I've attached a link. X

In Topic: Identification Help Please

26 July 2016 - 06:37 AM

Thank you Karen, I've been looking everywhere for this, will keep trying!


In Topic: Weight Help

11 July 2016 - 06:54 AM

Hi Karen
Thank you for your advice, there are pictures of her in my original post, can you see that or should I post them again?

Many Thanks
Dani X

In Topic: Weight Help

10 July 2016 - 03:59 PM

Thank you for your replies

I got her from a uk breeder and fed her once a day on a mixture of the following
Forget me not
Lambs lettuce
Red chard

Sprinkled daily with a small amount of nutrobal

I know now that the portions were too large for her once I realised the weight gain was too quick I tried feeding her every other day, however on the no food days I find her digging and eating the coco coir substrate which obviously tugs at the heart strings, I know she relates me and my voice with food and it's hard watching her search for food that's not there.

I did use to put all her food in one place so she didn't have to work for it, I do now feed her ALOT less and spread it around her enclosure so she has to go looking for it, however this still does not take her very long!

She is a very active tortoise and loves scrambling and climbing all over her enclosure, she poops and pees regularly and I bath her every other day. When I put fresh water down she often sits in there and bathes herself.

I guess my main question is, will she be able to lose the weight healthily? What's my best course of action I want to be a good tortoise owner but feel awful that I've done this to her.

Any help greatly appreciated