April192014
We got given a big 4ft tank today :) I’m not sure if the new baby torts will use it or if i’ll put the beardie in there, but one thing i can say for sure - its not for puppies! 

We got given a big 4ft tank today :) I’m not sure if the new baby torts will use it or if i’ll put the beardie in there, but one thing i can say for sure - its not for puppies! 

April182014

i-m-obnoxious:

bearded-dragon-advice:

tortoise-adventures:

Ribwort Plantain

This is a very safe plant that can be fed every day! Its full of fibre and in spring summer you can collect the seeds and plant your own :) There are a few types of plantain but this one is very common near me. I find it in hedgerows, by the side of the kerb and in fields. Phoebe and George love it! I also feed this to my bearded dragon and my roaches as they all adore it. Apparently humans can also eat it and put it in salads :)

Would you happen to know the nutritional content of it? I’ve fed it to my beardie on occasion but I’d like to know if it’s a good staple or not.

This is called crabgrass in some places right?

I’ve never heard of crabgrass but looking on google i think its a different species and so i wouldn’t know if crabgrass is safe. 

I don’t know the nutritional content but i know tortoise keepers are told its safe to feed daily. Obviously i would not feed this alone though, they need some variety :) Wikipedia tells me:

Scientific studies have shown that plantain extract has a wide range of biological effects, including “wound healing activity, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, weak antibiotic, immuno modulating and antiulcerogenic activity”. Broadleaf plantain is also a highly nutritious wild edible, that is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. When ingested, the aucubin in plantain leaves leads to increased uric acid excretion from the kidneys, and may be useful in treating gout.

April162014

Lovely evening walk with the dog :)

April152014
Someone hasn’t yet forgiven me for making her have a bath

Someone hasn’t yet forgiven me for making her have a bath

April132014
Fluffles has finally ended his hunger strike and eaten! Really hoping he carries on - he hadn’t eaten since the end of February :)

Fluffles has finally ended his hunger strike and eaten! Really hoping he carries on - he hadn’t eaten since the end of February :)

April112014
The dogs fallen asleep on me and i haven’t the heart to move her, but i really want to go get pizza. Time to choose between my two biggest weaknesses - puppies and pizza.  

The dogs fallen asleep on me and i haven’t the heart to move her, but i really want to go get pizza. Time to choose between my two biggest weaknesses - puppies and pizza.  

1PM
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April102014

Next door is blasting Polish radio (which i can only assume is having ‘shit English music’ hour) and the music makes me feel like im at a pub wedding reception. I feel like there should be mini sausage rolls somewhere, a disco ball, a drunk uncle yelling about taxi’s and an over eager DJ trying to get everyone to do the YMCA. 

2AM
Mr Fluffles is on a hunger strike :(
He’s refused food for since the end of february now - even a brained rat pup that was defrosted in boiling water. He’s normally a very good eater and has never been fussy. His set up is perfect and he’s behaving normally otherwise. I think Seb, my old boy went through a similar phase at around the same size and i can’t remember what got him eating again.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks to help him out?

Mr Fluffles is on a hunger strike :(

He’s refused food for since the end of february now - even a brained rat pup that was defrosted in boiling water. He’s normally a very good eater and has never been fussy. His set up is perfect and he’s behaving normally otherwise. I think Seb, my old boy went through a similar phase at around the same size and i can’t remember what got him eating again.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks to help him out?

April92014

Grrrr. I was told on Tuesday my ESA sick note runs out Friday. My doctors only give out appointments at 8am so i wait till today, call at 8am and ask for one for new medication and a sick note. The woman says i can do it over the phone with a doctor rather than an appointment. I insisted i needed an appointment but she wouldn’t give one so i had to take the phone call appointment. I waited from that 8am appointment till half 4 before i rang to ask when i was getting this call. Apparently i can’t do it over the phone, the receptionist lied and no one was intending to ring to tell me - i had to ring them. Now i can only get an appointment by ringing back at 8 am tomorrow morning and praying i get one. This system is a joke.

April42014

Phoebe, i know laying eggs takes time, but you started this 4 hours ago and i’d like to go to bed soon! Surely you’re happy with the nest now?! 

April32014
"What? A fountain? No I haven’t seen one anywhere…"

"What? A fountain? No I haven’t seen one anywhere…"

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