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hiding nutrobal
Posted: 20/06/2008 by shazzler

hi, not sure if anybody will be interested but ive found an ideal way to get my 1yr old twiglet to have his nutrobal, ive tried putting it underneath his leaves but im sure he can smell it so eats all of them except that oneClick and drag me down to the editor., he really enjoys the flowers of the mimulus plant and because they are like a trumpet i just sprinkle a tiny bit in there, hes never noticedClick and drag me down to the editor. xxx

Re: hiding nutrobal
Posted: 20/06/2008 by tpgNina

LOL! It's amazing how devious we have to be to pull the wool over their eyes (or should that be 'hide the nutrobal in their breakfast') sometimes!

Nina

Re: hiding nutrobal
Posted: 21/06/2008 by Tangerine

Why do you give them Nutrobal ? Is-it because you lack sun in the UK ?

Re: hiding nutrobal
Posted: 21/06/2008 by TPGJo

Hi Tangerine,

Yes, are we are VERY lacking at the minute Click and drag me down to the editor, June has not been a good month.  Not only do we lack sun, the level of UVB is greatly reduced by the time it reaches us, so Nutrobal is recommended for hatchlings daily and 3 times a week for juveniles and adults.

Hope this helps

Jo

Re: hiding nutrobal
Posted: 21/06/2008 by tpgNina

Hi Tangerine,

It is because we lack the sun. We have far fewer hours of sunshine in the UK than you do, plus our northern latitude means that the UVB from the sun is weaker in the UK. There is an interesting chart in the UV Guide UK, showing levels of UVB around the world, and you can see that the UK is towards the bottom (I think on this chart only Finland is worse :-(. Here is the link, but you might have to cut and paste it, because I can't post live links here with the browser I am using:
http://www.uvguide.co.uk/uvinnature.htm

Nina

Re: hiding nutrobal
Posted: 24/06/2008 by Tangerine

Easier to have torts where I live.

Wouldn't the answer be to have a green house with a Powersun to make up for the lack of sun in the North of Europe ? 

Re: hiding nutrobal
Posted: 24/06/2008 by tpgNina

Wouldn't the answer be to have a green house with a Powersun to make up for the lack of sun in the North of Europe ?

Yes, it would -- but we don't like to make things too easy for ourselves {g}! Seriously, it is so much nicer if the tortoises can be outdoors as much as possible and get the natural UVB from the sun -- but it's not always easy in the UK.

Nina

 

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