I hope everyone has had a great Summer.
My Lady Dorothy turned 5, and she's doing just great. She's a real character.
As you can see from my "smallest leopard tortoise on TFO" thread, you can see that for her age, Dorothy is really small. She is, however, healthy & I assume happy. So...
It's been a while!
Lady Dorothy continues to grow, she's tripled in size since I got her in November, after 4 years of relatively slow growth in not so ideal conditions.
It's pretty wet, cold and humid here in the UK (no surprises!) but we are hitting 19/20C most days and the...
My Lady Dorothy is almost 5 and yet there's leo's on here bigger than her at just over 1 years old. I've got a few threads on it and the general agreement is that they seem to grow really slow in cooler climates & some are just generally slow growers :)
Thank you :-) It took her a while to come out of her shell, but once she was out she was off pacing up and down and all around haha. She nibbled at some grass and dandelions but not as much as she does inside. I guess that'll take time too :-)
It's a beautiful day here in England. The sun is actually shining for a change ;-)
It's always really bothered me that despite Lady Dorothy being a grassland tortoise, she has never actually been outside to graze. She was raised in a pet store environment and I got her in...
Hey guys :) I've managed to find out some more info about him, he's 90 years old and his name is Darwin.
He's at Blackpool Zoo, here in Northern England :-) and indeed he is an Aldabra however there's no info on his weight. Educated guess anyone?
Hi everyone! I came across this beauty at the local Zoo today.
They have a huge collection of big tortoises and I finally got to see some adult Leopards which gave me a good idea of how big Lady Dorothy will get.
They were all inside due to the cold, but have access to huge outdoor...
Thank's Tom :-)
She's on an MVB, 95-105F 12 hours a day. Daily soaks, mists, and is fed daily on grass, dandelion leaves, and organic leaves from the grocery store (all safe on the tortoise table website). I mist her food twice/three times a week with calci supplement.
No coil bulbs or red...
Evening all :)
I haven't had chance to come on here for a while as I've started on a big fitness regime & it's brutal ;)
Lady Dorothy is doing great, she's grown quite a lot since I got her, which has been a pleasant surprise as she was super small for a four year old. Here's a picture from...
Hello all ;) I haven't been online in a while, I thought I'd stop by and say hey!
Lady Dorothy is doing just great. Here is a photo I took this evening, showing her growth in the four months since she moved in :-)
Hey @Lyn W @Yvonne G @Tom check her out :D