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Forum: Breeding and Incubation 04-12-2016, 08:55 AM
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Posted By terrypin
I think Sandy has answered your question here. ...

I think Sandy has answered your question here. It is not uncommon for this to happen with box tortoises eggs.
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 03-12-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By terrypin
This is the reason I asked for the species Sandy...

This is the reason I asked for the species Sandy the person with dented eggs is not the original poster who has Hermanns eggs. I think this was what led you astray?
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 03-12-2016, 08:42 PM
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Posted By terrypin
Could you advise what species these are. Am...

Could you advise what species these are. Am surprise you have not seen this before Sandy I understand it can happen with Boxies
Forum: Pictures 03-12-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By terrypin
Lovely well marked. Can't get enough looking at...

Lovely well marked. Can't get enough looking at these , what a lovely looking subspecies to keep. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Pictures 25-11-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By terrypin
Looks ideal and what a fine looking tortoise...

Looks ideal and what a fine looking tortoise thanks for sharing your pictures
Forum: Introduce Yourself 24-11-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By terrypin
Hi I prefer 34c for their basking spot they will...

Hi I prefer 34c for their basking spot they will need this to digest grasses if they are on a natural diet Just be cautious and limit their times say a couple of sessions perday of 3 - 4 hours max....
Forum: Pictures 23-11-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By terrypin
It is not just about quantity , quality of food...

It is not just about quantity , quality of food and the correct environment are big factors. Lovely strong markings on this one. No surprise with Hermanni Hermanni very pretty tortoises.
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 21-11-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By terrypin
What has been posted is what happens with...

What has been posted is what happens with information when an opinion is expressed based on that persons experience. Then it is reposted with just the basic information . I think in this case and...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 21-11-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,930
Posted By terrypin
The pictures you have shown previously looked...

The pictures you have shown previously looked good and the fact you mentioned movement has made me think all was good. I have to say this colour is not what I would expect to see in a healthy fertile...
Forum: Mediterranean Tortoises - Information & Questions 20-11-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By terrypin
I feel I should defend myself here. What I said...

I feel I should defend myself here. What I said was in my opinion 23c was sufficient as a daytime background temperature. I have also said that I supply them with a basking spot for about 6 hours a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 19-11-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By terrypin
Can I ask if this is a captive bred Leopard...

Can I ask if this is a captive bred Leopard hatchling because if so I would expect it is used to being handled. If not I would suggest daily bathing to help with hydration and to get it used to...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 19-11-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,662
Posted By terrypin
Overwintering is not as simple as it sounds. I do...

Overwintering is not as simple as it sounds. I do agree with Sandy about reducing temperatures at night and also 30c seems a a little high as a background temperature every day. I would suggest 23c...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 18-11-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,930
Posted By terrypin
Looks very close to hatching. What often happens...

Looks very close to hatching. What often happens just before it pips is the air pocket is no longer visible and the egg when candled looks full up. Expect to see some very different pictures to those...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 17-11-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By terrypin
Hi Leopard hatchlings can be little different to...

Hi Leopard hatchlings can be little different to raising meds. I got my first hatchlings in 1996 which had been captive bred in the UK. I have since raise these to adults and hatched my first...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 17-11-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,930
Posted By terrypin
Fingers crossed then all sounds good.

Fingers crossed then all sounds good.
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 16-11-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,930
Posted By terrypin
If the egg has gone grey this is not right. If...

If the egg has gone grey this is not right. If you mean when you shine a torch on it it is completely dark then it is about to hatch. Check the egg by sniffing it if it has gone bad you should be...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 12-11-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,930
Posted By terrypin
Looks close to hatching good luck.

Looks close to hatching good luck.
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 12-11-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By terrypin
I don't want to speak out of turn but that looks...

I don't want to speak out of turn but that looks like a trauma injury. The vet has ruled out an underlying infection. I can't imagine how this could be caused. I am not familiar with Stars but feel...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 10-11-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,930
Posted By terrypin
Hi you will need to upload your pictures to a...

Hi you will need to upload your pictures to a free hosting site like Photobucket then copy and post them into your post. Should you have any problems once they are loaded on Photobucket just say and...
Forum: Tortoise Health and Vets 09-11-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,089
Posted By terrypin
Totally agree with Sandy I have never seen or...

Totally agree with Sandy I have never seen or heard of this myself. Andy is the best person to speak to. Seems a coincidence this occurred straight away after the examination.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-11-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,894
Posted By terrypin
Hello Henry and hello Wilson.

Hello Henry and hello Wilson.
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 07-11-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,930
Posted By terrypin
Hi it is very difficult to tell if what you are...

Hi it is very difficult to tell if what you are describing is a fertile egg or not . I would suspect the clear one at 42 days may be infertile.. Don't discard until you are certain though. As for the...
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 04-11-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,568
Posted By terrypin
If you are talking weather, It can be mild.. More...

If you are talking weather, It can be mild.. More personally I have 7 grandchildren so can be busy. Also on the tortoise side of things. Have the Leopards to keep warm and active. Probably be...
Forum: Breeding and Incubation 04-11-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,177
Posted By terrypin
Sorry never realised this was a one word question...

Sorry never realised this was a one word question lol.showing my age As has been said photobucket hosts your picture and once loaded to that site it is a simple copy and paste into your post. Any...
Forum: Feedback/Suggestions/Problems 03-11-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,568
Posted By terrypin
I do post on a few sites this time of year since...

I do post on a few sites this time of year since things do get quiet on my own, more so this year with facebook. I have noticed most now have mobile versions which I find quick just to follow...
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