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  1. EmiliaEvan

    Blodwyn's new hobby

    My tortoise is obsessed with trying to flip and climb into a hide that I've made from an ice cream tub for her. Here is a video of what I mean: https://youtu.be/6NIJYonoNYo When she ends up in it, she seems to get stuck although there is an obvious gap for her to get out of it. I find her...
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    Inactive tortoise

    Hi, Sorry for the slow reply. Here is a picture of one of the torts enclosure. The other tortoise has pretty much exactly the same set up. I'm not sure if you can see, but we keep it covered to maintain humidity levels.
  3. EmiliaEvan

    Inactive tortoise

    Good morning, My Greek spur-thighed tortoises have been very inactive over the last three months and have stopped gaining weight. Previously they were gaining about 3g each a week. They don't bask under the light anymore and they frequently bury themselves or hide. Nothing in their care has...
  4. EmiliaEvan

    Which are the best tortoise pellets in the UK?

    I bought some pre-alpen and mazuri and she hated the pre-alpen on its own but gobbled it up when I mixed some Mazuri in there. She's now a very happy tort and I am happy that I won't have to go and buy salad so often. :) Thank you very much for your help :)
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    Which are the best tortoise pellets in the UK?

    Couldn't resist giving her a Welsh name, especially one that means flower and seem pretty suitable for a tortoise. Thanks :) I'll have to check out my local sainsbury's for lambs lettuce, which is definitely her favourite of the florette crispy leaves.
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    Which are the best tortoise pellets in the UK?

    Thank you for the salad recommendations. I have been feeding her Florette Crispy but she has been getting through half a bag of it a day, so it is quite pricy. I'll have to see if I can find my local morrisons and Aldi for cheaper options. I'm not too worried about fibre as I am still able to...
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    Which are the best tortoise pellets in the UK?

    Thank you, both. I've ordered some Mazuri and some pre-alpen and I hope that Blodwyn will not turn her nose up at them 😁
  8. EmiliaEvan

    Which are the best tortoise pellets in the UK?

    Hey there, It's been a very long winter and still a long time away from weeds growing again, so I was wondering which are the best tortoise pellets in the UK? And where do you get them from? I have a very greedy 8 month old Greek spur-thighed. Picture is just because she is very cute.
  9. EmiliaEvan

    Baby spur thighed SHELLY only wants to bask under her UVB strip light

    Hey there, here is a care sheet on the best way to raise Shelly: https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/the-best-way-to-raise-any-temperate-species-of-tortoise.183131/ I'm a newbie to the tortoise world but it's a good place to start. Shelly is gorgeous!
  10. EmiliaEvan

    Spur Thighed with a sticky nose

    That makes more sense - thankyou so much for answering my questions.
  11. EmiliaEvan

    Spur Thighed with a sticky nose

    Ah, thanks for the info. I will up their temps. I'm slightly confused because the care sheet (https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/the-best-way-to-raise-any-temperate-species-of-tortoise.183131/) says "For babies, I like the night temp to drop to the high 60s or low 70s. They can certainly...
  12. EmiliaEvan

    Spur Thighed with a sticky nose

    Hi, I will invest in her own bulb and a ceramic heater. The temperature of their enclosure does not dip below 20 degrees Celsius at night so would we still need to ceramic heater when she does not have a runny nose? I have a thermostat so can control it with that but our reasonable in door...
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    Spur Thighed with a sticky nose

    So, it's confusing because Blodwyn has half a converted wardrobe and my housemate's tortoise has the other half. We bought them together but separated them with a high wall after reading about the dangers of keeping two tortoises together. Because my housemate looks after his tortoise...
  14. EmiliaEvan

    Spur Thighed with a sticky nose

    Hi I was wondering if you'd seen my photos of the enclosure/tortoise above? Sorry to bother you, but I just want to make sure I am doing the best I can for my little tortoise.
  15. EmiliaEvan

    Spur Thighed with a sticky nose

    Here's the enclosure and pictures of Blodwyn. Sorry they're blurry but she is so tiny and my phone camera is so rubbish. The gap in the wall leads to a humid hide area. I set up the enclosure using the care sheet. The purple bowl I use to feed her, don't worry - I know they are no good for...
  16. EmiliaEvan

    Spur Thighed with a sticky nose

    Thank you for help and sorry for all the terminology confusion :) I will ensure that she is kept as warm as possibly and get one of the baby nose suckers and see if I can remove the blockage. I use UVB tube lights so I don't think it is that causing the problem. She also has a lot of skin...
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    Spur Thighed with a sticky nose

    My 6 month old Spur thighed has had a sticky nose for a couple of weeks, which she often gets dirt on and sometimes seems blocked. She also appears to be breathing through her mouth on occasion. I know of a local vet that look after tortoises but I don't want to stress her out and make it worse...
  18. EmiliaEvan

    Meet Blodwyn

    Hi all, This is Blodwyn and we live in Edinburgh. She is a four month old spur thighed and I love her to bits. She loves eating and hates having baths. She is my first tortoise and I am so thankful for all the great advice on this website. One thing that I have found really difficult to find...
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