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    Supplementary feeding Vitamins Mazuri UK relevant

    Thanks Suey, which stockist do you use for these and I’ll have a look at them? thanks
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    Supplementary feeding Vitamins Mazuri UK relevant

    Thanks Maggie, I appreciate your reply. I haven’t given vitamin supplements or pellets previously but feel with our cold and wet prolonged winters, there’s limited scope to promote anything close to a natural environment outdoors, even briefly. Even the dandelions don’t grow in the North of...
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    Supplementary feeding Vitamins Mazuri UK relevant

    I’m looking to improve my Horsefield’s dietary intake. Currently I feed a mix of weeds, grasses and plants which is topped up with supermarket greens over the winter period. I sprinkle calcium 2-3 times weekly. Our tortoise is 2.5yr old. So my question is, UK relevant, what vitamins do people...
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    Containing the heat and humidity (UK)

    I can’t believe how much humidity is retained by this simple £15 fix, absolute bargain. Enclosed we’re at humidity of 63% (warm end), 78% (cooler end), 38% (under basking light), I’d just dampened the substrate prior to building the cover, when I open up the door, it plummets by almost 30% and...
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    Containing the heat and humidity (UK)

    I’m really pleased with the feedback, thanks for taking the time to offer your thoughts
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    Containing the heat and humidity (UK)

    For a while now I’ve been looking at ways to enclose my open top table, in order to maintain some humidity and night time heat. I use a CHE overnight as my lounge gets cold at night (less than 18deg) and I don’t want to have the central heating on 24/7. I damp down the substrate twice weekly...
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    Uvb strip light

    Ok, that’s no problem. I’ve got it on a timer already but only for 3-4 hours, it’s not a problem for me to increase this for the same duration as the basking bulb. I had originally thought it was 12 hours but then I’d read some other posts which left me wondering
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    Uvb strip light

    Yeah I bought a habistat pulse thermostat and it’s on 24/7 at 19-20 deg, generally it only activates at night though
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    Uvb strip light

    Hi I’ve just switched over from the combination uva/uvb MVB to separate basking and uvb strip light (t5 12% Arcadia). I’m in the north of UK so no outside time for 2yr old tortoise at the moment as it’s too cold but wanting to just double check how many hours you’d recommend leaving the uvb...
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    Pyramiding

    I find the occasional dandelion worth picking but not a vast amount and also a little long plantain but she won’t eat common plantain which we have a good supply of. I’ve got some seeds too to plant otherwise it’s supermarket stuff unfortunately. I’ve just ordered 5 plants from ‘bioactive herps’...
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    Pyramiding

    I don’t intend to buy more, as I read on the forum all the time about people keeping multiples and having problems. I don’t want her distressed or getting injured. In England the weather is so cold during winter and for almost 6 months of the year it’s too cold for her to go outdoors. I’m just...
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    Pyramiding

    Thanks, that’s helpful. We bought this one from a 15 yr old who decided after short of 12months to sell to fund a new mobile 😬 I feel there’s this stigma to having a tortoise with pyramiding and just hoped I could minimise the risk of it progressing further. I did wonder where the new growth was...
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    Pyramiding

    Thanks for your response. I’ve referred to the sheet for guidance on lighting, substrate, heat etc and have made more changes today hopefully to improve what I had. It doesn’t answer my question though. My question was, is it possible to tell whether the pyramiding is old or new? We got the...
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    Pyramiding

    I’ve just finished making the changes I’d mentioned and I think I’m happy, uv light strip now installed. I’ll change the mvb bulb over to incandescent when it goes off tonight. Mary knobbins is beautiful, what age is she? I try as much as possible to feed wild weeds/flowers where possible but...
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    Pyramiding

    We have a 2 yr old Horsfield that we’ve had for just over one yr now. I’m very conscious that her shell isn’t as smooth as I’d hope and have read the care sheet for the breed. I’m installing a uv strip light today and just waiting for the postman to deliver a thermostat (for CHE at night) which...
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    Need guidance re Horsfield Tortoise

    I’ve just joined the forum today for advice and guidance re our Horsfield tortoise. I believe Tortilla is a female and we think should be approaching her 2nd birthday in October. My main concern is her shell appears to be pyramiding though when I compare it to photos from when we acquired her...
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