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Thanks for the link think I willbe using it alot!

 

Lewis do you have any pics of your setup to share? I got some wooden rabbit tunnels yesterday for them to shade under. Also put a mini rock pile in incase they fancy some climbing.

 

does anyone know if its possible to over feed? I am only feeding leaves and stuff not pellets..... the man was very firm about no giving them too much...... they have a large handfull in the mornings is thzt ok?

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Wow, that's incredible, two tortoises where you only had one!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you know if you have male and female? They both look lovely and pleased to have company.

 

I've spent HOURS this weekend looking at tortoise table designs etc ... really am quite keen now to get a tortoise (or two) have pretty much decided it (they :anxious: ) will be Hermanns - but trying to figure out the best layout for a tortoise table. I bought a huge underbed storage box type thing when I was looking at having a tortoise previously, I'm tempted to start off with that and then go for something a bit more strong/suitable and more permanent and bigger when we've got to know each other etc. How would I be able to fix the light fitting to a plastic box?

 

Pictures of set ups would be hugely helpful!!!!!

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Wow, that's incredible, two tortoises where you only had one!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you know if you have male and female? They both look lovely and pleased to have company.

 

I've spent HOURS this weekend looking at tortoise table designs etc ... really am quite keen now to get a tortoise (or two) have pretty much decided it (they :anxious: ) will be Hermanns - but trying to figure out the best layout for a tortoise table. I bought a huge underbed storage box type thing when I was looking at having a tortoise previously, I'm tempted to start off with that and then go for something a bit more strong/suitable and more permanent and bigger when we've got to know each other etc. How would I be able to fix the light fitting to a plastic box?

 

Pictures of set ups would be hugely helpful!!!!!

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Was thinking of you this morning bramble,

 

Cant see why you couldnt start with that. You an buy the clips and stuff to put the bulbon pretty easily, ive a couple of places near me or there is always amazon or ebay.

 

Mine are both 3yrs old so they dont have to be under the lights all the time. They spen the day in a pen in the garden....

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How fab is that???

 

Today Tiberius managed to climb up the side of the run above the willow skirting! He fell off onto his back and flipped himself over..... it's amazing how different the 2 are...

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How are you getting on with your research Bramble... any decisions???

 

Started on the tortoise garden today.

 

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Finley still guarding......

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Wow! That looks AMAZING!!! Have your newbies test driven their new playground yet? I love the bamboo stuff you've got as a fence - is it free standing or buried in the ground?

 

I'm still researching, pondering etc :oops::roll: That's half the fun, I guess what's really putting me off is what to do with them when I go away (probably only twice a year max, but a week's too long to leave them home alone?)

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Thanks guys, can you see the chooks at the back???

 

Bramble could you take your tort to a friend or have someone pop in???

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The current veterinary advice (from tortoise expert vets) is to have a worm egg count done on a faecal sample and then only worm if it is positive :)

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He's in straw, in a cardboard box, inside a converted parrot cage to stop any rat interference, ina stone shed!

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