peregrinezealot:

first u get calcium powder all over urself at breakfast n’ now u think ur a squirrel what the heck

NEVER underestimate a tortoise’s ability… to cause trouble…to scale walls… 

tortoise-adventures:

n3113h:

“UV index on a normal day in Australia.
1.0 is a 48” Reptisun 10.0 (fairly new)
19.4 is a 1 year old Solar Glo 125 watt.
Tell me again how 10.0’s produce enough UV?”

This is why I’m sticking to MVB, tubes are basically.. Well, shit.

Reptiglo/sun are awful. I only trust arcadia (extensively tested by reptile lighting experts) Its important to remember tubes are the same as being in the shade on a hot day and MVBs in direct hot sunlight. MVB’s are only better though if your tortoise will bask. No good having all that uvb if your tort/reptile won’t go near it. Some, like George, are too active and tubes give him UVB wherever he goes. If possible i’d use both tube and MVB if financially ok in that situation. 

A great discussion on UVB bulb choice, output, and the added importance of understanding your tortoises behavior when modifying a set up for optimum health. 

tortoise-adventures:

n3113h:

“UV index on a normal day in Australia.
1.0 is a 48” Reptisun 10.0 (fairly new)
19.4 is a 1 year old Solar Glo 125 watt.
Tell me again how 10.0’s produce enough UV?”

This is why I’m sticking to MVB, tubes are basically.. Well, shit.

Reptiglo/sun are awful. I only trust arcadia (extensively tested by reptile lighting experts) Its important to remember tubes are the same as being in the shade on a hot day and MVBs in direct hot sunlight. MVB’s are only better though if your tortoise will bask. No good having all that uvb if your tort/reptile won’t go near it. Some, like George, are too active and tubes give him UVB wherever he goes. If possible i’d use both tube and MVB if financially ok in that situation. 

A great discussion on UVB bulb choice, output, and the added importance of understanding your tortoises behavior when modifying a set up for optimum health. 

tortoise-adventures:

n3113h:

“UV index on a normal day in Australia.
1.0 is a 48” Reptisun 10.0 (fairly new)
19.4 is a 1 year old Solar Glo 125 watt.
Tell me again how 10.0’s produce enough UV?”

This is why I’m sticking to MVB, tubes are basically.. Well, shit.

Reptiglo/sun are awful. I only trust arcadia (extensively tested by reptile lighting experts) Its important to remember tubes are the same as being in the shade on a hot day and MVBs in direct hot sunlight. MVB’s are only better though if your tortoise will bask. No good having all that uvb if your tort/reptile won’t go near it. Some, like George, are too active and tubes give him UVB wherever he goes. If possible i’d use both tube and MVB if financially ok in that situation. 

A great discussion on UVB bulb choice, output, and the added importance of understanding your tortoises behavior when modifying a set up for optimum health. 

tortoise-adventures:

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. 🙂

While human got distracted by chocolate, Zoya excitedly read through her valentine’s from wafflesworld & mangomusings  and Kirby & Lunchbox of thewhimsyturtle . She definitely noticed a theme…  #turtpocalypse 

While human got distracted by chocolate, Zoya excitedly read through her valentine’s from wafflesworld & mangomusings  and Kirby & Lunchbox of thewhimsyturtle . She definitely noticed a theme…  #turtpocalypse 

turtlefeed:

turtlefeed:

So, social media reminds me (ngggggh) that Valentine’s Day is coming soon. It’s turtles I love, so it’s turtles I’m proposing that you should make your valentines. If you’d like to help turtles this year, here’s my list of recommended charities. Maybe make a donation?

American Tortoise Rescue: http://www.tortoise.com

Little Res Q: http://www.littleresq.net

Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre: http://www.kawarthaturtle.org

Pictures taken by me, from my BuzzFeed post.

P.S. — I’m back, I guess, and pushing turtle charities in time for Valentine’s Day. 

turtlefeed:

turtlefeed:

So, social media reminds me (ngggggh) that Valentine’s Day is coming soon. It’s turtles I love, so it’s turtles I’m proposing that you should make your valentines. If you’d like to help turtles this year, here’s my list of recommended charities. Maybe make a donation?

American Tortoise Rescue: http://www.tortoise.com

Little Res Q: http://www.littleresq.net

Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre: http://www.kawarthaturtle.org

Pictures taken by me, from my BuzzFeed post.

P.S. — I’m back, I guess, and pushing turtle charities in time for Valentine’s Day. 

turtlefeed:

turtlefeed:

So, social media reminds me (ngggggh) that Valentine’s Day is coming soon. It’s turtles I love, so it’s turtles I’m proposing that you should make your valentines. If you’d like to help turtles this year, here’s my list of recommended charities. Maybe make a donation?

American Tortoise Rescue: http://www.tortoise.com

Little Res Q: http://www.littleresq.net

Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre: http://www.kawarthaturtle.org

Pictures taken by me, from my BuzzFeed post.

P.S. — I’m back, I guess, and pushing turtle charities in time for Valentine’s Day. 

turtlefeed:

turtlefeed:

So, social media reminds me (ngggggh) that Valentine’s Day is coming soon. It’s turtles I love, so it’s turtles I’m proposing that you should make your valentines. If you’d like to help turtles this year, here’s my list of recommended charities. Maybe make a donation?

American Tortoise Rescue: http://www.tortoise.com

Little Res Q: http://www.littleresq.net

Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre: http://www.kawarthaturtle.org

Pictures taken by me, from my BuzzFeed post.

P.S. — I’m back, I guess, and pushing turtle charities in time for Valentine’s Day.