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Tortoise Care Workshops 2021

Unfortunately we will not be running any workshops during 2021 

In the meantime you can book a Video Advice Session:

There are 2 options:

1. Tortoise set up and general husbandry

2. Happy home hibernating

The cost is £40 for either option and will include:

  • Online questionniare 
  • 45 minute video call - We will view your indoor and outdoor set ups and offer advice on heat & lighting, substrates, general husbandry and diet. 
  • A comprehensive follow-up email covering all points discussed.
  • Ongoing email support.

 

Pre Hibernation Health Checks 2021

Dates: 11th & 12th September    9th & 10th October

Vet Emily and Vet Nurse Kate will be here at Tortoise BnB for Pre hibernation health check appointments from 10 a.m. on each day.  

Includes: Full health check, nail & beak trim and worm count test, with worming if necessary.

Cost: £40 per tortoise

Please use the enquiries form stating the species, age and name of each tortoise and your preferred date.

 

For when we are able to run them, here's the information on our workshops:

Tortoise Bnb has joined forces with a vet and veterinary nurse to bring you 3 workshops on practical tortoise care. 

Workshop 1.  General Tortoise Care - Mediterranean and Russian Species.  (Hermann's, Spur Thigh, Marginated and Horsfield tortoises)

Aimed at tortoise owners/keepers and veterinary professionals who want to have a good grounding in year round tortoise husbandry, including diet, environment and hibernation. (More info below.)

Workshop 2.  Advanced Tortoise Care - Mediterranean and Russian Species.  (Hermann's, Spur Thigh, Marginated and Horsfield tortoises.)

Aimed at veterinary professionals, this will include theory and practical sessions of handling, injecting etc.  Case studies will be presented. Best practice year round husbandry environment and diet. (More info below.)

Workshop 3. Hibernation with Confidence. Aimed at tortoise owners/keepers and veterinary professionals.  Includes a pre-hibernation health check for your tortoise. (More info below)

 

Workshop 1. General Tortoise Care:                                                 

Agenda:

  • Identification of Mediterranean and Russian species, their age and sex.
  • General tortoise husbandry, good health and common problems.
  • Feeding, diet and supplements.
  • Examples of outdoor enclosures and temporary indoor enclosures.
  • Hibernation versus overwintering.
  • Identify and pick delicious, safe weeds to take home for your tortoises' tea.

The workshop will start at 10 a.m. and end about 3 -3.30 p.m. 

Lunch, tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake are all included.

The cost of the workshop is £85 

Location: Tortoise Bnb, Redbourn, Herts

Please contact Anne using the 'Booking Enquiry' form or by email to tortoisebnb@gmail.com to express your initial interest.

A few photos from one ot our 2019 Workshops: Identifying species & sex, viewing outdoor enclosures, lunch in the garden at Tortoise Bnb

                

               

 

Workshop 2. Advanced Tortoise Care for Veterinary Professionals:

Agenda:

  • Case Studies to include: injuries, post hibernation anorexia, egg bound females.
  • First aid.
  • Practical session on holding & restraint and tube feeding
  • Techniques: Injections, tube feeding, calculating calorific and fluid requirements, microchipping, O-tube placement, blood sampling.
  • Overview of husbandry, feeding, diet and supliments  
  • Identification of safe and harmful weeds and flowers.

The workshop will start at 10 a.m. and end about 3 -3.30 p.m. 

Lunch, tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake are all included.

The cost of the workshop is £160   

Location: Tortoise Bnb, Redbourn, Herts

Please contact Anne using the 'Booking Enquiry' form or by email to tortoisebnb@gmail.com to express your initial interest.

Workshop 3. Hibernation with Confidence:

  • A 2 hour practical session to learn all you need to know about safe hibernation.
  • Bring your tortoise with you for a pre-hibernation health check & worm count.
  • How to 'create autumn'
  • How to 'wind down'
  • Safe hibernation
  • Essential care for waking and post hibernation care.
  • Please bring a large container (e.g. under-bed plastic storage box) for your tortoise as well as a small travelling box as there may not be accommodation for your tortoise here at Tortoise Bnb)
  • The workshop will include light refreshments for humans and fresh weeds for tortoises.

Cost £45 - including a pre-hibernation health check by our vet for one tortoise per attendee (additional health checks by arrangement £15 each additional tortoise)

Location: Tortoise Bnb, Redbourn, Herts.

Time: 10 a.m - 12.30 p.m.

Sunday Socials: Dates to be confirmed in Auust and September 2021                        

Pre hibernation checks and healthchecks throughout the day (please book an appointment)

 Join us for an informal session that includes:

  • Health check for your tortoise, worm count check, beak trim, nail clip.
  • Weed Walk - identify & pick healthy weeds 

 

Please contact Anne using the 'Booking Enquiry' form or by email to tortoisebnb@gmail.com to express your initial interest.

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