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British tortoise owners

Discussion in 'Regional Topics & Requests' started by Fredandwilma, Jan 30, 2014.

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  1. FLINTUS

    FLINTUS Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Yeah it's Gordon aka Turnip. He is a private breeder. He is happy to talk on the phone and subject to distance will meet you half way. I come down from newcastle and he normally meets me around Derby / Burton on Trent area.
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    Anyone know what this is and if it's edible for torts? ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1421052906.571469.jpg

    Loads near me but don't want to pick it if it's not obviously
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    Just found this thread! I'm in the UK (Wales). Hi everyone :)
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    Hi, pleased to meet you. I have a Leopard called Lola near Newport in South Wales UK and new to tort keeping, but this forum is invaluable and I learn something new every time I log in. You will soon wonder how you would manage without it!
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    I am already wondering how I would manage without these boards. I've learnt so much already!
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    They are good :) I'm getting my RT next sunday and im so glad I've been able to learn everything on here first
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    Oh how exciting! :D
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    Hi everyone :D just found this thread :) I'm from Kingswinford UK and I have a redfooted tortoise called Darwin xx
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    I had to Google where that is (my geography is awful) but welcome! Us UK lot need to stick together..
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    Yeah its only small :D haha yeah definitely x
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    Ahh welcome! I live just down the road in Wombourne!
    Beautiful tortoise you have :)
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    Awh wow! Not met anyone so close on here till now :) thanks yours a a beaut xx
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    Same here most people are miles away or a different country haha. Thank you, yours is lovely. How old is yours? X
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    Ahh can't work out how to start a new topic lol. My little guy Herbert had to be worked the other day, and he was passing worms but not huge amounts. I bathed him today and noticed ALOT more... Is this normal.. Or will he need to go back to the vets???
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    Hello, I'm a newby on here....how exciting to find you all!
    I live on a farm in Anglesey, North Wales. I have two Hermans tortoises, they are both 15
    Years old and have just come out of hibernation two weeks ago after being in their fridge
    ( first time). Currently indoors, they move out into their greenhouse and flower bed as soon as it's warmer!
    Will try and work out how to post a photo!
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    I sort of count for this thread as I'm from Somerset, but Tidgy is 100% Moroccan, born and bred and I can never return to the UK and leave her behind. So, I am forced to live in this beautiful, hot, dry, cheap country where my baby eats her natural diet and has all the sunlight she needs, (usually- we had a really bad winter this year, nearly 2 months of rain and temps dropping to 5 centigrade at night on occasion and 15 in the day. Awful. Never mind) Eight months of summer now before autumn arrives. Oh, I so miss England. Don't think Tidgy would like it too much though.
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    Interesting choice of country to move to-any particular reason/need? It's meant to be a lovely country, although I haven't personally been. Do you live in a city or rurally there?
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    England is cold, wet, expensive, overly bureaucratic, politically correct and I've been there, done it and bought the t-shirt. I loved it.
    Morocco is hot, dry, cheap, corrupt, shockingly not politically correct and new, vibrant and exciting, even after 10 years. I love it.
    Miss the Marmite, but not much else.
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