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  1. Zeldee

    Tortoise worm count

    Wow thats expensive. Im being charged £10 per sample with a lab i found online. I rang them and they sent sample collection by post. I did not go to the vets at all. I think that this sample will be fine But will definately check prior to hibernation which is a few years away.
  2. Zeldee

    New Member :)

    Welcome
  3. Zeldee

    Tortoise worm count

    Thank you for your replies. I know im being paranoid! Lol
  4. Zeldee

    Day One.

    hi Phil. I got my russian a couple of weeks ago. She is almost 11 months old. Hope all is well. What are you feeding? Im feeding with garden weeds x
  5. Zeldee

    Tortoise worm count

    I was told that i should do this just to see the count. She is only 10 months old and for peace of ,ind for myself i have ordered a kit. I see nothing in her poo and she is eating well. going forward with her i will test on a yearly basis x
  6. Zeldee

    You know you have a tortoise when...

    When you let your garden get overgrown with weeds and you start phographing everything so you can ID what is tort food! Lol
  7. Zeldee

    Tortoise worm count

    Hi all. Do you get a worm count regurarly? sue x
  8. Zeldee

    I have just been told that I am doing everything wrong!

    Its definately topsoil. Removed all stones etc. Topsoil in thids countrygas lots of crap in it. Removed all stones and bits of brick etc. This soil has never been treater with ferts! Lol
  9. Zeldee

    I have just been told that I am doing everything wrong!

    I have been drying my topsoil in the oven all evening. Doing it in batches. I have sieved it and now I’m confident with it. It’s been sterilised previously and had some organic matter added. No chemicals. I havesieved out anything and everything x
  10. Zeldee

    I have just been told that I am doing everything wrong!

    thank you so much. I was really doubting myself but your info is great. My substrate is going as soon as my newly acquired top soil has dried a little. You guys are brilliant. My 16 year old told me about a month before we even thought about getting a tort that they can take on water while...
  11. Zeldee

    I have just been told that I am doing everything wrong!

    I met today with a lady that has her first tortoise. Hers is a hamans. I have a Russian. We basically have young tortoises of the same age. She told me that shell size is not an indicator of how much time they should be in the sun outside. She also told me it is a myth that soaking allows a...
  12. Zeldee

    New to tortoise

    Well it was more of a Russian chose us. I was looking at all varieties of torts. She is my 8 year old daughters pet. I wanted hardy. I also wanted a tortoise that interacts with voices. We looked around at Herman’s. we looked at red foot. I ever really thought about Russian. We had the chance...
  13. Zeldee

    UK Keepers and hay

    Has anyone fed horse hay pellets to their Russians? I have seen a lot of people on line doing this. Any success ? was thinking of making the pellet into much with water and adding the foods I really want her to eat with a little of the favourites on the edges
  14. Zeldee

    New to tortoise

    Thank you all for your very kind welcome x
  15. Zeldee

    New to tortoise

    Hi all. I have got my Russian just over a week ago. She is doing really well and her name is Betty x
  16. Zeldee

    New to my tortoise

    Sounds like a plan x
  17. Zeldee

    New to my tortoise

    Brilliant. It’s day two for feeding. Yesterday I fed with clover, dandelion and plantain. She wolfed it down. Today I fed with the same and added geranium leaves. We put a sprinkling of calcium and she did not eat any of it. We put a clover flower in later washed and no calcium and she again...
  18. Zeldee

    New to my tortoise

    Can I feed her too much? I have made hills got her to climb on the perimeter of her enclosure so she gets exercise
  19. Zeldee

    New to my tortoise

    Thank you x
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