Author Topic: OD's Thread O'Tortoise  (Read 8746 times)

Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2014, 12:29:00 pm »
Isn't that lump his head, Del?
There's no fooling you is there Wow? It is the other end, the tail end, that has the cyst. It's not blocking anything and he can't hibernate this year. After winter we'll see if it needs operating to remove. That'll be £400 please!  :o
Apart from that and his earlier calcium deficiency, hence his shell shape, when he was younger and not with us, he is in very good condition. He's also growing spurs as he appears to have come of age, about 30 years now.

Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2014, 02:14:27 pm »
Just heading out for a ride we went to a reptile shop and bought all that's needed to keep Harry happy during his confinement in the vivarium this winter. UV lamp, ceramic heater, ceramic socket for heater, timer and thermostat (that can be set for day and night temp. and light). A bargainicious £160, half of that was the timer and thermostat.

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Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2014, 03:21:52 pm »
Blimey, that's a lot -  couldn't you just get a new tortoise every year  :P

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« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2014, 03:46:20 pm »
Blimey, that's a lot -  couldn't you just get a new tortoise every year  :P
The Southend tortoise epidemic doesn't need any more freed tortoises. They are a plague around here, they invade the allotments and eat all the greens, the parks are stripped bare. When they migrate in the spring it's like a slow avalanche moving along the roads to the beach areas and back inland for the autumn. It was on BBC news a month ago warning about the upcoming migration, didn't you see it?  ::-)

Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #54 on: March 12, 2015, 02:24:42 pm »
Alas we have a tortoise that has shuffled off her mortal coil and is no longer pining for the fjords.  :'(
Died over night and is now pushing up the daisies.
RIP Jessica.

Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #55 on: March 21, 2015, 10:22:19 am »
Gogo in the vivarium. They have escaped from this by sliding the door and climbing over the plank!


Not escaped but removed for viv clean out.

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« Reply #56 on: March 21, 2015, 10:14:52 pm »
Sorry to hear about Jessica - how old was she?

Our Eddie (aged 6 9) was wandering the garden on 15th September August last and we left him out overnight mistakenly. (were fetching him in at that stage as the weather turns grim overnight towards the end of the year;  ::-))

Anyhoo - we never saw him again until this morning, when he emerged from a deep dug hole and spent the day basking in the sun.  He is wandering the kitchen just now, having drunk a lot of water and then peed it out again.  Thats a full 6 months of disappearance.  I'm going to weigh him tomorrow and see if he had any secret cake supplies with him. I'm going to give him into trouble for having avoided the referendum as well

I'm a bit gobsmacked - I had to hunt around a bit for his lamps and such like as they have been dispersed owing to my lack of belief in his continuing existence:

Edit: diary check forces me to add another month to his disappearance. 7 solid months. I've weighed him today but we can't find his medical records to see how that compares with last summer. One of the consequences of being posted as 'missed, presumed dead' I guess. Maybe he is secretly a ' Scottish Labour' member.

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Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2015, 12:16:19 pm »
That's amazing, Donald.

Can we see a picture of Eddie?

Milk please, no sugar.

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« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2015, 02:00:49 pm »
Sorry to hear about Jessica - how old was she?
We think about 70, not old really more middle aged.  :(

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« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2015, 05:15:57 pm »
That's amazing, Donald.

Can we see a picture of Eddie?

Sure. I have him on this phone. I just need to do that transfer upload download linkage business.

Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2015, 08:04:59 pm »
OK, here's Eddie 2015:

emerging:


bathing:


feeding up:


eddie and the spds:


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Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2015, 08:16:46 pm »
Awww.  He's got a lovely shell  :)
Milk please, no sugar.

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Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #63 on: March 30, 2015, 08:36:51 pm »
thanks Del - he was pyramided when we got him, and he has had a couple of trips to the Dick Vets in Embra.  His new shell growth is fine and he was doing fine generally last year: sufficient to embolden him to think he can do it all himself!

Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #64 on: July 20, 2016, 11:12:37 am »
Our Vicious Killer Attack Tortoise, Harry,

has viciously attacked me while I was in the garden sorting out the rotary airer.
He tried to hamstring me by biting through my Achilles tendon so I couldn't run away from his homicidal intentions!

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« Reply #65 on: August 22, 2017, 02:13:17 pm »
Vicious Killer Attack Tortoise in action! He's already eaten the dog   :o ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5OivVdwyoM

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Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #66 on: August 22, 2017, 05:40:39 pm »
Terrifying!
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Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #67 on: August 22, 2017, 06:23:13 pm »
Wow a tortoise thread... I came across this fella in the middle of Padhams Green Road in May this year, so I helped him into a field... looked like he'd already been driven over but was still quite lively and a two handed job to pick up - I thought it was a toy at first!  Wish I'd taken it home at the time!.



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Re: OD's Thread O'Tortoise
« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2017, 07:24:58 pm »
Wow a tortoise thread... I came across this fella in the middle of Padhams Green Road in May this year, so I helped him into a field... looked like he'd already been driven over but was still quite lively and a two handed job to pick up - I thought it was a toy at first!  Wish I'd taken it home at the time!.
Probably released when the owner decided his "terrapin" was a little too big and had eaten all the fish in the pond/tank.

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« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2018, 08:28:54 pm »
Harry, our vicious killer attack tortoise, has come out of hibernation and the hole he dug himself into ~mid October. He has noticeably grown!