tortoise-adventures:

Well my silly hingie is digging a nest yet again. Has no one told this daft girl she is supposed to have retired?! No more babies, we’ve talked about this Phoebe! She is in her 50s and ready for a good rest. 9 babies is more than enough. I don’t want to disturb her as she has been quite ill lately and in no condition to really be laying at all. This is a video of her laying several years ago. You can hear her rolling the eggs into place in the nest if you listen carefully 🙂 

awwww congrats! Again? hee Guess she wants to make sure the world is full of shell babies that look as good as her?

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

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