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  1. katieandiggy

    What Species Is This?

    That looks like a Gopher tortoise. @Yvonne will be able to tell you more and confirm.
  2. katieandiggy

    Drop One, Add One

    Heart monitor
  3. katieandiggy

    The Tortoise Forum App is going to be disabled on Oct 1, 2019

    I have just joined Tapatalk and I’m posting this message from it!!! It’s not as good as the App but it’s functional. I hope it stays on Tapatalk.
  4. katieandiggy

    Found this little fella!!!

    Yes I agree I think you have a male russian there. His beak looks like it needs trimming too it’s quite overgrown. He looks like he’s been Outside a while, his shell looks worn and rugged. Maybe put some signs up to see if anyone has lost their tortoise.
  5. katieandiggy

    Thoughts on new russian burying itself constantly?

    I think they are the same thing. Hopefully someone else will come in and confirm but I’m pretty sure they are the same thing. Tube lights are so much better
  6. katieandiggy

    Thoughts on new russian burying itself constantly?

    Ok I think I see what your problem is here. That UVB coil bulb you are using is BAD. They cause eye problems for tortoises, so it could be that your baby is trying to escape it. You need to get rid of that asap. Try and get either a T8 12% tube or the best is a T5 HO tube but they are strong...
  7. katieandiggy

    The Tortoise Forum App is going to be disabled on Oct 1, 2019

    Ok I’ve saved the browser as a favourite and while it’s slightly more awkward than the app for me, it is actually functional!
  8. katieandiggy

    The Tortoise Forum App is going to be disabled on Oct 1, 2019

    Haha it don’t feel like a fun age Cathie, I feel 21 in my mind but my body feels about 61 at times. I’m going to embrace this and try and set it up on my phone today. I have used the browser once or twice before so let’s give it a go.
  9. katieandiggy

    The Tortoise Forum App is going to be disabled on Oct 1, 2019

    Haha I’m not young either I’m 37 I don’t have time to sit around on a computer viewing the forum. Mine is always done on the go. I am mainly viewing while I’m travelling on the train to work or in my break. I don’t even have time to watch TV. I’m out from 6am until 7pm so the app was brilliant...
  10. katieandiggy

    COLD DARK ROOM

    It will be a nightmare to view it on the browser on the iPhone. I started out that way as I didn’t realise there was an app and it was a pain in the rear. The app was a saviour!
  11. katieandiggy

    The Tortoise Forum App is going to be disabled on Oct 1, 2019

    That will probably be me gone [emoji22] It’s much too much faff trying to view a webpage on an iPhone screen. I’ll see what I can do
  12. katieandiggy

    Pictures Of Past Pets

    Hey Karen That is exactly what happened to Iggy, he developed Dizziness, loss of balance etc. We were told Brain Tumour was most likely. It was so distressing to see him like that and I was quite selfish keeping him going. I wouldn’t make that mistake again.
  13. katieandiggy

    Pictures Of Past Pets

    Bless her. I now have a french bulldog puppy and I do worry about the brachycephalic breeds.
  14. katieandiggy

    COLD DARK ROOM

    I absolutely LOVE Sons of Anarchy! Wished I lived in Charming lol. That is a great picture
  15. katieandiggy

    Could you please help me identify my tortoise

    I don’t like the look of the plastron it looks bruised towards the edges of the abdominal scutes. I’m thinking this tortoise might need to see a vet. You defiantly need more calcium in the diet and I would soak the tortoise in baby carrot food.
  16. katieandiggy

    Pictures Of Past Pets

    My Iggy. I miss him so much. We lost him April 2019 age 13.
  17. katieandiggy

    Urates

    interesting article My tortoise had gritty urates for the entire time I owned him. After about 2 weeks of getting him he finally passed urine without grit but within a couple of weeks the grit was back, quite a few stones came out over time too, even though he was soaked daily and offered lots...
  18. katieandiggy

    Indoor habitat

    Well you could hibernate him through the winter. Keep him outside from say April until October in a cold frame/ heated night box and then hibernate him over winter....
  19. katieandiggy

    Indoor habitat

    Sadly i has to have mine euthanised for some ongoing issues but he would have stayed in that until he was old enough to live outside full time. If you predator proof the top of your outdoor enclosure and add a cold frame and maybe a night box, is there any reason he can’t live outdoors full...
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