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  Reviews on Tortoise Look at tests, reports and read reviews: dooyoo.co.uk
Tortoises are not too hard to look after, and they do not really need much exercise.
I have two tortoises, and in the summer, when it is hot, their shells are like solar panels, and they soak in the sunlight and speed off into the distance...
In the bad old days, when tortoises were imported in their thousands and a couple made it to the pet shop in one piece, my politically incorrect mother decided to get me and my sister one each as pets.
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 Care of the Mediterranean Tortoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The aim is to mimic indoors, as closely as possible, the natural environment of the tortoise.
These are personable tortoises and will, with patience, learn to feed from hand.
Tortoises should be bathed in warm water for 5-10 minutes.
www.v-e-t-s.co.uk /mediterranean_tortoise.htm   (538 words)

  
 Thinking of a baby tortoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The practices routinely established in most peoples idea of tortoise husbandry may in the very least need some refinement, and for this reason the first advice we give to people thinking of getting a tortoise is to try to forget all you think you know and start again.
Tortoises in the wild rarely hibernate for more than 6-10 weeks and the naturally much longer hibernations that would occur naturally in this climate are detrimental to the tortoises long-term.
Either way they are a very large tortoise and due to their capacity to dig and their requiring indoor winter accommodation they are a very large undertaking in terms of space and time.
www.prestigeherps.co.uk /is_babytort.html   (5318 words)

  
 Modern Tortoise Husbandry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The practices laid down on this sheet are designed to optimise the chances of your tortoise reaching the old age that should be expected of all tortoises and not being one of the unfortunate thousands that have died over the last few decades.
The second point is that many of these tortoises survive rather than thrive and are prone to infections, bone deformity, diarrhoea, poor shell growth, walking difficulties and many more chronic conditions that lead to their premature demise and a relatively miserable existence.
Probably over 90% of the adult UK tortoise population is calcium deficient to some extent and this along with infections due to excessively low temperatures accounts for most hatchling tortoise deaths in the UK.
www.prestigeherps.co.uk /is_tortoise.html   (3803 words)

  
 Mediterranean Tortoise Care Sheet, Hermans tortoise, Marginated tortoise, Greek Spur-thighed tortoise, Horsefield's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tortoises are strong and determined escapees, so make sure the enclosure will not allow them to venture out but also prevent anything unwanted from venturing in.
Weigh the tortoise you are just about to hibernate, so that you can monitor its weight loss at regular intervals and remove it from hibernation if the weight loss is to high.
When purchasing a Mediterranean tortoise it is required by (CITES) that the tortoise must have a certificate of which provides information on its captive bred origin (an article 10), preventing the sale of wild Mediterranean tortoises in EU countries.
www.pettortoise.co.uk /tortoise_care_sheet.php   (1557 words)

  
 Tortoise species, Hermans tortoise, Marginated tortoise, Greek Spur-thighed tortoise, Horsefields tortoise, Egyptian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There are many different tortoise species, for the purpose of this document we will only look at Mediterranean species considered (by the author) to be hardy and suitable to the new tortoise keeper living within the UK.
The commonly kept Herman’s, hardy enough to be a good starter tortoise for new UK keepers.
One of the smallest tortoises, the Egyptian tortoise is not for the beginners, they are bred on occassion demanding high prices for babies, and have been found to be sensitive to humidity levels.
www.pettortoise.co.uk /tortoise_species.php   (491 words)

  
 Tortoise - Review - Slow...Your Joking Right?
In the summer, you can either build a enclosure to keep the tortoise in, just to go for a walk during the day when its hot (this is what i do), or you can build a suitable enclosure for the tortoise to live in pernimently throughout the summer.
Many tortoise develop long nails and if there is a flat rock of some sort in their tank or enclosure then, it will facilitate normal nail wear, and their nails will not get too long.
Tortoise must be fed high quality food for them to obtain the right vitamins and nutrients, and minerals that their bodies require.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /pets-and-animals/tortoise/438959   (1604 words)

  
 Pets Parade Forums - mixing tortoieses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
we have a hermans tortoise that is about 15cm across and we want to buy another one to keep him company.
a Spurred tortoise from the arid subsaharan Africa and those of a Hingeback from the deep tropical forests of the western and central parts of the same continent, are doomed to condemn at least one, and most likely both tortoises to a slow death.
The breeding behaviour in many species is quite rough, involving butting, biting and ramming, and while a female of the same species is 'built' for that particular type of rough handling, a female of another species is most likely not equipped to come out of such an ordeal unharmed.
www.petsparade.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=223   (402 words)

  
 Care Sheet - Eastern Hermann's Tortoise
Hermanns tortoises are herbivores and in the wild consume a wide variety of flowers, leaves, and plant stalks.
It is also helpful to keep a cuttlebone (with the back removed) in the enclosure so your tortoise can nibble on it if she or he feels the need for more calcium.
You should not mix tortoise species because of the danger of transmitting parasites and other organisms to which a hermanns tortoise might not have an immunity.
www.austinsturtlepage.com /Care/cs-easthermanns.htm   (784 words)

  
 Tortoise - UK Pets Classifieds Tortoise
Tortoises and Tortoise tables and unlike most deals around our tortoise tables come with a thermometer,uvb lighting, infra red heat/basking lamps AND MOST OF ALL A THERMOSTAT we don't believe in starter kits as they are just a selling ploy that will later cost you more to correct the enviroment yo...
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tortoise collectors,we have incredible species of pure african tortoise.we sell to private collectors,universities,museums.if u are looking for any tortoise african,we have all the specimens for u.we are commited to supplying honest and reliable dealers of africantortoise,u are very free to do bus...
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 Sheffield Forum - Are there any poeple on here who know about tortoises? HELP!!
The tortoise must also be kept warm as described previously- it is absolutely vital that such temperatures are maintained in order to speed up activation of the tortoise's digestive system.
As the tortoise awakes certain biological changes take place; one of the most important of these is the release into the bloodstream of a chemical called glycogen, which has been stored in the liver.
We have a herman tortoise, he/she (lets call it a he) is 2 and around 3" long, and has hibernated for the first time this year.
www.sheffieldforum.co.uk /showthread/t-30373.html   (1168 words)

  
 Tortoises - Hermans tortoise
Does any one have any hermans as i have five and am interested in what sort of food other people feed them.
I got given 7 eggs and put them in an incubator for about 7 weeks (at a temperature of 25-30’c)and when i looked one morning there were 5 little tortoises looking at me. Within the next few days the other 2 had hatched!
i have a two year old hermans i feed him banarna and apples which he loves.But he makes alot of mess with the bannarna.
www.repticzone.com /forums/Tortoises/messages/57495.html   (341 words)

  
 Norfolk and Coe Tortoise Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Len had a particular interest in Mediterranean tortoises, especially Testudo ibera, the Turkish spur thighed tortoise, and Testudo hermanni boettgeri, the eastern hermans tortoise.
He was very concerned at the poor information regularly encountered by tortoise pet owners, and came to the conclusion that a club which regularly met and shared information would be an ideal way to standardise information and promoting pet tortoise welfare to its members.
To bring tortoise keepers and enthusiasts together from all walks of life, whether they keep and breed many species, only have one tortoise, or are thinking of buying a tortoise.
www.tortoiseclub.org.uk /aboutus.htm   (421 words)

  
 Buy a Tortoise
We do not currently manufacture a cabinet suitable for the tortoise home but hope to in the near future.
If you are considering buying a young tortoise it will require an indoor vivarium for night time use and during bad weather when he/she cannot be put in the garden.
If you keep tortoises in an outside enclosure and want them to benefit by the new T-REX combined heat and UVB bulb then these powerful and very effective bulbs are for you.
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 Slowcoach Guestbook
I have a spur thighed male tortoise, approx 17 years old, I would like to find a partner for him, could you advise how I advertise on your web site, or give me a contact who would be willing to sell a female testudo graeca of a compatable age.
Tortoises are very endearing indeed, they have had a bad time over the past thirty years or so, they deserve our care and respect from now on.
Many tortoise enthusiasts hope that this is a ground breaking move by the police actually taking the theft of a tortoise seriously, for some reason it is usually made a joke of.
www.slowcoach.org.uk /gbook_02.html   (7714 words)

  
 Help and Advice for your Tortoise
As you search through various internet websites you will discover much contradictory advice on how you should care for your tortoise, our advice is to listen primarily to the company who you aquired your tortoise from.
Never buy a tortoise under 12 months old 'A Hatchling' as their mortality rate is much higher.
You will find on our website tortoises offered here are generally 2 years and older.
www.tortoisehelp.com   (300 words)

  
 Re: % of decent pet shops
The one that looks good, gives out wrong or missleading information on the care and size of the animals it sells.
One pet shop i went to had a sulcata, hermans, russian and a red foot all housed in the same 10 gallon glass tank.
Nothing on the bottom but a small piece of green carpet and a 75 watt house bulb for a light.
forum.kingsnake.com /tortoise/messages/38004.html   (471 words)

  
 Tortoises for Sale
As stock availability can change by the hour please email or telephone us on 07775 643 724 with your requirements - stating if your enquiry is trade or private.
Leopard Tortoises are tropical so never hibernate and tend to grow quite large.
We generally stock Leopard Tortoises between the sizes 10 and 14cm.
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Being African, these tortoises do not require ihibernation but require high temperatures all year round.
For best results hermans require hibernating correctly each winter.
- (Testudo Hermanni) We had to include this picture which shows the growth of these tortoises over the last two years.
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 caring for russian tortoises (caring for russin tortoises) information.
Russian Tortoises - Testudo (Agrionemys) horsfieldii - Darrell.
care must be taken to insure that combat between Russian tortoises does not..
This community is dedicated to exchange of ideas and information to create a better understanding of the care and breeding of the Russian Tortoise.
www.bahiachiquita.com /c/caring_for_russian_tortoises.html   (198 words)

  
 Slowcoach Guestbook
I am now desperate to acquire a tortoise or two as I have enjoyed looking after and improving the health of my friend's two tortoises for three weeks, improving their diet, and getting one to lay eggs on the owner's return.
Comments: We have had a hermans tortoise for forty years he is not very big and now seems to be getting infections in his mouth we are looking for someone in the Fife,Edinburgh who could give us some advise.
This Tortoise is like a "dog"...it will follow you around and when it sees you it "runs" (walks) as fast as it can over to you Then it proceedes to circle you and sit next to you.
www.slowcoach.org.uk /gbook_03.html   (8235 words)

  
 British Chelonia Group (SW Region)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Whilst we try and give every assistance to suitably rehome tortoises where possible, we are certainly not in any way encouraging dealing or trading in these endangered but fascinating creatures.
One enthusiastic young visitor who was doing a school project on Tortoises and who had come along specially to learn, stayed with us all day on Sunday, asking questions and enjoying being with so many different chelonian species at close range.
The BCG (SW region) Showstand was in the usual spot on the mezzanine floor of the Showering Pavilion to talk to the public about tortoises and their husbandry as well as the many myths which have grown up surrounding these interesting creatures and the legislation regarding them.
staff.bath.ac.uk /ensegb/swbcg.htm   (1491 words)

  
 Pets Parade Forums - hermans tortoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
i have a two year old tortoise who seems very healthy an happy but when i put him the garden on sunny days he always trys to eat stones and lumps of concrete!!
Hi Josie, Tortoises may try gnawing on cuttlefish or possibly even bones as this is a source of calcium for your tortoise, but there will be no benefit to them eating any concrete.
As the tortoise is only young it is important to dust the food with a vitamin powder such as Nutrobal at every other feeding.
www.petsparade.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=141   (190 words)

  
 Tortoises - can anyone give me advice on my tortoise??
Tortoises - can anyone give me advice on my tortoise??
Can anyone give me advice on my tortoise??
i have just bought a 4 year old hermans tortoise........hes very cute.
www.repticzone.com /forums/Tortoises/messages/135354.html   (105 words)

  
 Looking Into an Eastern Hermans Tortoise - Turtle Forum
Well, I want to give a shot at my tortoise parenting skills.
Is there anything in specific I should know about the Eastern Hermanns tortoise.
You've picked a great tortoise to start out with.
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 Hermans Tortoise - TT - Turtle Forums
I am thinking about getting a Hermans Tortoise so If you have a Hermans Tortoise or know anything about them please reply:
I have read Hermans, Russian and Greek tortoises are considered to be "better" beginner tortoises the reasons given are because they are cheaper, easier to get, hardier, more humidity-tolerant versus for example Egyptians but these first listed torts do get larger.
The fact he/she will remain small is nice and their reputation for being a hardier species is nice.
www.turtletimes.com /Forums/index.php?showtopic=23980   (777 words)

  
 Re: Prospective Tort Owner Q's
The Ibera Greek Tortoise, Hermans Tortoise, Marginated Tortoise.
I have kept a Greek Tortoise and have been very pleased with how hearty he is and how easy to keep.
All of the above mentioned species can be found in captivity for $90-$150.00 each as hatchlings.
forum.kingsnake.com /tortoise/messages/33335.html   (149 words)

  
 The Reptile Rooms :: View topic - I desperately need help! hermans tortoise sleeping lots.....   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I have a Hermans tortoise, he's four, and i have had him for 6 weeks now.
He was bought from a reputable pet shop and was very lively initially, he has since become very withdrawn and sleeps copious amounts of hours a day, im trying everyting and am really stuck as to what im doing wrong.
Posted: Jul 21, 2005 - 08:24 AM You may want to post this in the tortoise section.
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