Tuesday, 3 December 2013

I want to see!

So it's the start of Week 3 in Tiny Tortoises pre-hibernation slow-down. Unfortunately, she doesn't like to be left out of things and was desperate to see the family film!
Too many distractions we think, so we've moved her into the spare bedroom for a bit of peace, quiet and lower temperatures.

Get out of the way...

Not-so Tiny Tortoise often doesn't have much trouble getting her point across:

Thursday, 9 May 2013

New look indoor accommodation

We've been making a few changes to Tiny Tortoise's indoor enclosure. It now looks like this:
and includes a specially built Humid Hide. As the name suggests, it's nice and damp and humid in there and she now likes to sleep in it:

Anyone who's interested can click here to see how we made it.

That was a surprise!

So at the weekend we took Tiny Tortoise to the tortoise drop-in at the Hampshire Tortoise Society. They have an amazing set-up there and some very knowledgeable people who can give your tortoise a health check. There were quite a few people there with tortoises of all shapes and sizes. When it was our turn the lady took a good look at Tiny Tortoise and said: "So, she's about three years old is she?". This was surprising for two reasons. Firstly, she's only two years old and secondly........we were under the impression she was a boy! They seemed pretty sure he is a girl.....sorry, she is a girl and the reason they thought she was three is that she's growing too quickly. So, poor Not-so-Tiny Tortoise is on a new strict regime involving more food and less artificial light!

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Mum has just spent a small fortune on flowers and plants (such as Viola & Snap Dragon) to feed to Tiny Tortoise. Even though he still likes Creeping Bell Flower, he ate about a tonne of Snap Dragon. In the picture you can see Tiny Tortoise taking his first tentative nibble of a Viola flower.