View Full Version : New tort Pics

31-08-2008, 01:04 PM
Took some new tort pics with my camera today, outside ones are the big ones enjoying the warm rain- and one at how over grown their enclosure has become since we went on holiday!

The rest are the little-uns indoors!


31-08-2008, 01:23 PM
aww they are cute :D

31-08-2008, 01:32 PM
Thanks Lisa, my fave is the last one, Woody pretending he is the lion king!

31-08-2008, 01:49 PM
Of course the babies are too sweet! :yes:

Will the torts eat the greenery growing in their enclosure Josh, or will you have to cut it down?

Thanks for sharing the photos!

31-08-2008, 02:04 PM
They will eat some, whilst others are just for shade.

The chomp at the grass, and there are all sortss of weeds they eat. The two rosemary plants won't get eaten, they don't like the smell, nor will the lavendar, but I just let them grow and grow and obviously trim if they get too big, but I will let them get a fair bit bigger than they are.

There is a hebe which doesnt do much growing that they hide under, and also a lavatera which flowers nearly everyday and they eat the flowers and leaves that drop off

31-08-2008, 02:49 PM
What do you do with the ummmmm...waste.

The Blue Fairy
31-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Aww love the pics Josh, thanks :thumbs_up:

When we went to Turkey years ago, they had loads of tortoises in the hotel gardens. We would often observe their behaviour. There were loads of babies too, obviously a thriving environment!

You don't see them very often now in the UK. Not many people have them as pets.

31-08-2008, 05:03 PM
What do you do with the ummmmm...waste.
I put it in a little plastic bin and then dig it into the soil around our rhubarb plants, they have a very high fibre diet so it helps it grow LOADDSS, they are HUGE plants!

31-08-2008, 06:57 PM
how many are you up to now josh?

31-08-2008, 08:11 PM
Cute photos Josh :D

31-08-2008, 08:52 PM
great pics Josh, they look like very happy tortoises:yes:

31-08-2008, 09:00 PM
Thanks Guys,

At the minute I have 5, I want one or two more and then that's it for me, unless mine make babies and then Im keepingn the first two!

01-09-2008, 12:43 AM
How cute!! What ever did come of that egg? Did you tell us and I missed it? I'm sorry if I did :oops:

01-09-2008, 02:01 AM
Great pics Josh. Looks like they enjoyed the warm rain.

01-09-2008, 07:08 AM
I still want tortoises. Apparently we have to decorate the house and get a new car first though. :sigh;

01-09-2008, 08:18 AM
great photos josh

01-09-2008, 10:57 AM
How cute!! What ever did come of that egg? Did you tell us and I missed it? I'm sorry if I did :oops:
My 'darling' little terrorist... I mean terrier, nudged the dial on the incubator and it cracked :mad: I was gutted!

I still want tortoises. Apparently we have to decorate the house and get a new car first though. :sigh;
Pffft! Car? Torts are SO much cooler than cars.. and faster :p015::lol:

01-09-2008, 05:10 PM
Holly's orthodontist has torts. One entire wall of his office is glass, floor to ceiling, and it looks into a huge enclosed area with a small pond and lots of vegitation and 5 or 6 torts. It's really quite lovely, and quite relaxing to look at while you get your teeth worked on.