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    Designing an outdoor enclosure

    Hi all, Our spur thigh tortoises are now getting a little bigger (about 11-12 cm) and I am working out an outdoor enclosure for them. I am in the UK, Surrey, South East England - we generally get London temperatures. This is an aerial view of the garden. The enclosure is going to be where the...
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    UK Diet for Spur Thighs

    HI all, Just wanted to check whether I'm giving enough variety to our Spur Thigh Tortoises. Currently they get wild weeds exclusively. They have had a purchased salad once when we needed my inlaws to look after them for a few days. I am in the UK, so these are British weeds... Daily:-...
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    Basking temperature

    Hi all, We have 2 female spur-thighed tortoises doing well (9.4cm and 10.3cm, 199gms and 228gms respectively). The stones that they bask on are usually around 34-35 degrees C. Is this about right or too hot? They certainly aren't distressed by the head, but I wonder if they need to be a...
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    All about the weather

    Hi all, I have two tortoises aged 10 months. I'm in Surry in the UK and the weather is currently in the 22-25 degree C bracket, dropping to 12-16 degrees at night. For the last few days / nights I have been letting the little chelonians stay in outdoor tortoise tables. I moved the tables...
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    Tortoises and streams and birds...

    HI all, We have two spur-thigh tortoises which are now about a year old. At the moment they have an indoor tortoise table and an outdoor one with a mesh lid so that they can catch some rays (i'm in Surrey, UK so sunshine is limited but does happen!). Our garden has two small ponds (about 2ft...
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