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Lance

Member Since 02 Jul 2016
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2017 08:16 AM
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Leopard Or Redfooted Tortoise ?

08 June 2017 - 07:07 PM

Hi 😃

I have been wondering what species is more popular redfooted or leopard tortoise?
I have been thinking about breeding tortoises and have narrowed it down to these two,but would need to know which one is more popular so I can get the beast result and maybe try and expand. I have space for summer and winter pens and grass areas available so have all that's needed and have done research on both species. I also have food available as I have a border (area) of dandy lions and tortoise seed mix due to my current tortoises . I also have strawberries and melons growing during the sumer for redfooted tortoises as well as grass for leopard tortoises.

Thanks in advance lance 🐢

Petal Not Eating Much Still

06 September 2016 - 12:10 PM

Hi this is Lances mum, getting concerned about his tortoise Petal. Her eating did pick up but very limited unlike Dandy who eats extremely well. Even with very hot temperatures on the south coast something seems amiss. Lance has grown lots of tortoise food and has at times been able to hand feed her although she gets wise to this and runs off. She was not in good shape when we got them. Is worming something to do? Any other tips as heat great food arnt seeming to help her gain weight and apart from just being worried I can't see her being able to hibernate safely if this continues. She is always active running about and climbing so anything she does eat is being burnt off I should think. She weights 325g. 5 years old.
Thank you all for the help and advice
Claire

My Baby Marginated Tortoise Enclosure

14 August 2016 - 02:03 PM

Hi gust thought you might won't to see my baby tortoise indoor enclosure

My 3 Tortoises Petal Dandy And Peach

04 August 2016 - 05:54 PM

Hi
These are photos of Dandy and Petal 5year old Herman's I got this year and baby Peach my tiny marginated.
Thanks for all the advice so far.... Hibernation will be my next learning curve 🐢🐢🐢😊😊Attached File  image.jpeg   28.14KB   1 downloadsAttached File  image.jpeg   43.87KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpeg   24.28KB   0 downloadsAttached File  image.jpeg   88.67KB   0 downloads

Baby Marginated Tortoise

02 August 2016 - 03:31 PM

Hi
Please can anyone advise on the amount of handling advised and expectations for eating. My new baby tortoise arrived last Thursday and although looks happy. Is spending all its time burying in the soil and not eating. It weighed 38g on arrival has had two droppings and now weights 36g.
It's indoors in tortoise table. Chopped dandelions grated carrot lambs lettuce and salad lettuce in small amounts offered. Water bath. Heat uv lamp.
Just like reassurance on settling in times after a big journey and changed environment.
Thank you
Will be taking to vet for health check.