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It bad weather here. The met office has issued a severe warning of gales which are apparently 68mph here at the minute and we keep getting flood warnings. It doesn’t help that we’re right on the coast. Apparently conditions are ripe for a tornado in the uk as well. We’re all wrapped up warm, snuggled down in bed and waiting for the storm to pass. 🙂

Glad you’re safe, warm and snuggly. Hang in there! 

P.s. that light turquoise blue is TOTALLY your color. It really works with your shellplection. 🙂

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All the babies have been reserved for their new homes and named! Clockwise from the top left we have:

  • Baby 1 – Bruiser,
  • Baby 2 – Squeaky Amber,  
  • Baby 3 – Rusty,  
  • Baby 4 – Forest Gump,  
  • Baby 5 – Garth ffs. 

tortoise-adventures:

All the babies have been reserved for their new homes and named! Clockwise from the top left we have:

  • Baby 1 – Bruiser,
  • Baby 2 – Squeaky Amber,  
  • Baby 3 – Rusty,  
  • Baby 4 – Forest Gump,  
  • Baby 5 – Garth ffs. 

tortoise-adventures:

All the babies have been reserved for their new homes and named! Clockwise from the top left we have:

  • Baby 1 – Bruiser,
  • Baby 2 – Squeaky Amber,  
  • Baby 3 – Rusty,  
  • Baby 4 – Forest Gump,  
  • Baby 5 – Garth ffs. 

tortoise-adventures:

All the babies have been reserved for their new homes and named! Clockwise from the top left we have:

  • Baby 1 – Bruiser,
  • Baby 2 – Squeaky Amber,  
  • Baby 3 – Rusty,  
  • Baby 4 – Forest Gump,  
  • Baby 5 – Garth ffs. 

tortoise-adventures:

All the babies have been reserved for their new homes and named! Clockwise from the top left we have:

  • Baby 1 – Bruiser,
  • Baby 2 – Squeaky Amber,  
  • Baby 3 – Rusty,  
  • Baby 4 – Forest Gump,  
  • Baby 5 – Garth ffs. 

tortoise-adventures:

Phoebe and George have been contemplating new years resolutions, and decided to try and communicate more with their shelled (and other animal/human) friends. They figured they’d start by sending out hatch day cards to any of their friends 😀 Phoebe and George do not have a hatch date or even an accurate age so they have a ‘rescue anniversary’ – March 28th, where their estimated ages of 10 (P) and 7 (G) go up a year 😀 

If anyone would like a hatch/birth/purchase/rescue anniversary card then just send us a message and we’ll try to send one out on time 🙂 

Hey Phoebe & George!! Zoya has been working on a similar resolution (along with her other two… dominate the world and find new ways to get humom to bring more noms). She also has a rescue date, Sept. 20th. We’re adding your rescue-versary to our calendar! <3 

tortoise-adventures:

Phoebe and George have been contemplating new years resolutions, and decided to try and communicate more with their shelled (and other animal/human) friends. They figured they’d start by sending out hatch day cards to any of their friends 😀 Phoebe and George do not have a hatch date or even an accurate age so they have a ‘rescue anniversary’ – March 28th, where their estimated ages of 10 (P) and 7 (G) go up a year 😀 

If anyone would like a hatch/birth/purchase/rescue anniversary card then just send us a message and we’ll try to send one out on time 🙂 

Hey Phoebe & George!! Zoya has been working on a similar resolution (along with her other two… dominate the world and find new ways to get humom to bring more noms). She also has a rescue date, Sept. 20th. We’re adding your rescue-versary to our calendar! <3 

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First Steps – How do legs work?!?!

Baby still has the yolk sac attached and has been in the incubator for 24+ hours absorbing it. He’s gotten a little restless though so i took him out to give him a little drink of water from a pipette and he had a tiny wander about (on damp kitchen roll so his sac didn’t tear). It is very tiring for him though, so he went back to the incubator for a sleep. 

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My little man has been eating his wormies all by himself! His foster mum has been working really hard with him and its showing! He’s getting much more confident and his eating is improving like there is no tomorrow. He’s even hunting the worms himself and doesn’t need them cut up anymore – He’s gonna come back looking like Rambo!

yay! Its the healing power of noms <3

A Little Update

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Phoebe is in her foster home and is behaving like she is gravid again. This may mean more eggies soon! If she does lay, these will be summer babies – an ideal time for them to hatch due to all the lovely wild plants and flowers around! I am however having a small panic attack because i can’t be there when she does lay.

George is in his foster home and is eating fantastically. He’s literally running over to his feeding slate each morning, actually eating his wild plants/flowers and improving so much. He’s also wanting to be out to play at 5am every day and is doing his poor foster mums head in!

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oh man, I can’t imagine how hard it is to think you can’t be there when she lays! Glad to see they’re doing well, though! Shell-hugs! 

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Meet Hilda.

This is what happens to a tortoise when they are incorrectly cared for. A friend rescued this tortoise – she is a hingeback like my two. Her shell is so deformed it is proving hard to know what subspecies she is. Even her hinge is deformed and she is very overweight. Her shell is thick, misshapen, pyramided, she undoubtedly will have MBD and will likely have much worse problems going on inside. She will take a long time to help get better. She has been kept like this for 15 painful years, when just 3 things could’ve prevented this.

  1. A good UVB and heat bulb – she had none and rarely went outside.
  2. A good species suitable balanced diet – she was fed only banana.
  3. An enclosure suiting her species needs – she free roamed the house and could not be given the high humidity her species needs.

Please research your tortoises needs and prevent this from happening. If you don’t do your research and your tortoises is happy, i hope you remember this photo and think again. 

For reliable care info please see the Tortoise Trust and The Tortoise Table

tortoise-adventures:

Meet Hilda.

This is what happens to a tortoise when they are incorrectly cared for. A friend rescued this tortoise – she is a hingeback like my two. Her shell is so deformed it is proving hard to know what subspecies she is. Even her hinge is deformed and she is very overweight. Her shell is thick, misshapen, pyramided, she undoubtedly will have MBD and will likely have much worse problems going on inside. She will take a long time to help get better. She has been kept like this for 15 painful years, when just 3 things could’ve prevented this.

  1. A good UVB and heat bulb – she had none and rarely went outside.
  2. A good species suitable balanced diet – she was fed only banana.
  3. An enclosure suiting her species needs – she free roamed the house and could not be given the high humidity her species needs.

Please research your tortoises needs and prevent this from happening. If you don’t do your research and your tortoises is happy, i hope you remember this photo and think again. 

For reliable care info please see the Tortoise Trust and The Tortoise Table

tortoise-adventures:

Meet Hilda.

This is what happens to a tortoise when they are incorrectly cared for. A friend rescued this tortoise – she is a hingeback like my two. Her shell is so deformed it is proving hard to know what subspecies she is. Even her hinge is deformed and she is very overweight. Her shell is thick, misshapen, pyramided, she undoubtedly will have MBD and will likely have much worse problems going on inside. She will take a long time to help get better. She has been kept like this for 15 painful years, when just 3 things could’ve prevented this.

  1. A good UVB and heat bulb – she had none and rarely went outside.
  2. A good species suitable balanced diet – she was fed only banana.
  3. An enclosure suiting her species needs – she free roamed the house and could not be given the high humidity her species needs.

Please research your tortoises needs and prevent this from happening. If you don’t do your research and your tortoises is happy, i hope you remember this photo and think again. 

For reliable care info please see the Tortoise Trust and The Tortoise Table