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And a few kind comments from people I have helped to become Indian Star owners.....

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Hi Marcus

They was looking at me for few min

Then I put small amount of food went straight to it Now in their home sleep

Bless them Had a long ride here


Also thank you so much for the way they was packed nice and warm


Have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic new year. Hope to deal again one day As will be looking for a adult size


JAY 16.12.2016


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Hi,
It's a happy 1st hatch day for Felix today. As you can see from the photos, he's doing really well!

He was only out of his enclosure for a couple of minutes while I took the photos and had a heater on right by him so he didn't get chilly :).
I love it when he spreads his little legs out while he munches ha ha.

Faye :) 2.12.2016


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Hi Marcus hope your well,
Just a little update on my indian star i bought from you in the summer. She's doing really really well and has settled in perfectly!
I've attached a recent pictures of her for you to see.

Kind regards, Lauren 2.4.2016


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Hi Marcus, just to let you know the Indian star tortoise arrived safe and well in Ireland and is doing well- eating and drinking etc. Thank you very much for everything- great service and advice much appreciated

Dan 2.12.2015.

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Hi it's john Sanderson just wanted to thank you for all your advise and help , she seems to be settling in nicely , let me tell you iv found it more stressful than when my kids were born checking everything is ok !!!! Care sheet was very helpful
thanks again

all the best

john 10.4.2015

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Hi Marcus,

Just to let you know that Vega (that's what I've named her) seems to be settling in nicely. She has eaten dandelion leaves and seems to be chilling out in her new home.

Lorna 6.4.2015
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Dear Marcus

We have received the tortoises well. Thank you very much. Both are very active and very cute.

Kind regards,

Sangeeta 17.9.2014
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Hi Marcus,

Everything is great with Shelby she is registered with our reptile vet and had her first check up. I have attached a wee picture of her in the garden as she absolutely loves it out there and with the weather here being particularly good she is hardly in lol. She is great everybody walks by and comes in just to see her she really is a star!

Thanks again for everything.

Linda 10.9.2014
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Hi Marcus

Just a quick progress report for the tortoises that I bought from you. They are doing very well and have put on about a gram in weight each. We are delighted with them and they are very healthy and happy (well as happy as a tortoise ever looks!) I have attached a picture of them enjoying a clover lunch.

Kind regards

Matt 5.7.2014
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Hi Marcus,

The tortoises are here and settled. Chomping their way thro clover. They are beautiful thank you. No names yet.

Jo 30.6.2014
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Hi Marcus, just to let you know your baby stars doing great angela in love just one quick question two of them have red dots on back of shell one has not can you tell me why any way thanks a lot for three healthy youngsters

Danny 25.1.2014
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Wow i gave food tonight thinking probably wouldnt be interested but 2 pansie petals n a dandelion gone in 5mins! Settling in well.

Steph 5.11.2013
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Hi Marcus,

I hope you are keeping well?! Sorry it's taken me so long to update you on my little stars progress, but I've had issues with my email account. Everything is going great, I've been weighing and measuring him and he's growing well. He's eating loads and has been getting a good variety of veg.... his favourite so far seems to be rose petals! I handle him daily and he seems to be getting quite used to me and the routine we've got going. Already I can see he's a real character!

I'll keep you posted on his progress.

Kind regards

Catherine 31.7.2013
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Hi Marcus

As you suggested, there has been no problems with mixing with the other two. She really has "scrubbed up" well, she has beautiful stars. I am absolutely delighted with her. She loves being in the sunshine with her new friends. I will let you know what happens with the eggs. Once again, thank you for your help, advice and your hospitality on Saturday. Please see a couple of pictures: -

Kind regards,

Gyll & Tim 5.6.2013
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Hi Marcus,

Hope you and your family/the torts are well!! Just thought I would update you on sheldon... he seems to be doing really well, he is 70g now (from 30g when I got him), his pattern has changed quite a bit now!! He's loving the abundance of weeds and flowers atm!!

I've attached a couple of pics :) Two are the views from his webcam!

John 2.6.2013
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Hi Marcus,

Nice to meet you as well, Tdi and Gti have settled in nicely, pics to follow, Gti is the older of the two, and is a little more greedy, they've explored the perimeters looking for escape and failed and seem quite content.

will send pics and updates soon

Thanks for all your help

Esther 6.2.2013
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Hi Marcus,

thank you for such a beautiful tortoise, she arrived safely just after 12 yesterday and she's settled in really well. The guides you sent (by email and the ones yesterday) were so helpful thank you very much.

Best wishes

Pam 4.10.2012
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Dear Marcus,

Update about the babies. You will be pleased to know they are both eating well. Yesterday the slightly bigger one started eating very well early evening and was active exploring. The other star dug herself in the hot area, occasionally popping her head out and turning around. Same this morning and afternoon.

5pm she surfaced for a drink then started eating very well. I have studied them very closely, both very beautiful, shells very different patterns. This will help tell them apart. They will be named on Monday, my daughter is keen to name them, she is in London this weekend and arrives home Monday. I weighed them when they arrived and will log their weight on a regular basis. Many thanks they are very cute and beautiful. I was keen to let you know they are both eating now.

Regards

Hamish 17.1.2009
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Hi Marcus,

I bought a Star tortoise from you just over 5 years ago. He continues to do very well and I have just purchased a much bigger indoor house for him ready for this winter.

Kind regards

Bob 24.9.2012
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Hi Marcus,

just a quick update. i bought a 3 year old indian star tortoise from you in october and was having difficulty getting him to eat. after you advised me that the combined heat and uv bulb was too hot for him i immediately removed it and replaced it with separates. I also took some temperature readings which were far too high with the combined light but are now more suited to him. you were completely right. little indie is now eating everything i give him and is much more settled. thank you for giving me prompt and excellent advice.

Best wishes

louise and indie 30.1.2011
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Hi Marcus,

he arrived at 11.40 great job, he seems fine, he's a lovely little fellow.

Thanks again

Ian 8.9.2011
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Just thought I would send you a picture of the little stars that I bought from you. I've had them nearly 2 year now and they are thriving beautifully.

From Claire
Sheffield
S. Yorkshire 14.4.2011
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Hi Marcus,

Great to meet you yesterday and see your lovely tortoises.

My Stars travelled well and were pleased to get into their new home. The equipment you supplied all worked fine and was easy to set-up. They both sleep over the heat mat last night under a small piece of bark and they have both eaten this morning.

Thanks again

Helen 8.11.2010
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Hi Marcus

Just thought I'd drop you a line and let you know how my little star is doing since I got her in August.

Cant believe how much such a little thing can eat! Amazing appetite, and cute as!

Got a pool in her tank and she spends lots of time soaking herself, seems really happy.

Thanks

Marina 30.10.2010
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The 2 stars i bought from you last year doing great, many thanks again for them again!

Scott 31.10.2010
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Hey,

Ringo is settling in well, he stomped around his new home looking at everything, and then had some food.

So far we have managed to keep the humidity 50-70. All is going well. Thank you again, he/she is amazing.

Jess :) 22.2.2010
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Hi Marcus,

George is doing really well now, he's been eating well & has settled in perfectly :)

He's so cute!

thanks for all your help again,

Kerste 18.2.2010
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Hi Marcus,

I would like you to have a look at the latest pic;s of my torts to date 28/12/09.

I am delighted to let you know that they are doing very very well and are gaining weight very well.

Dizzy which was the smaller one of the two has grown a lot larger than Rascal and her shell is forming very well.

Rascal is slightly smaller with a more rounded and not so peeked shell.

There both eating well all the time they don't sleep a great deal anymore which is fab because we can enjoy them more now.

I hope all of yours are doing ok.

Have a good new year

Jodie Dizzy and Rascal
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Hello Marcus,

She arrived safely yesterday and she's lovely. It only took her about 1/2 an hour to warm up enough to be able to start exploring. She's really active and spent most of yesterday trucking up and down. She had a little nibble at her food yesterday and a drink so I don't think she's too phased by her journey.

Thank you again for all your help.

Kind regards

Kerrie 9.12.2009
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Hi Marcus,

I just found your email address on an old hotmail account I have and thought I'd send you a quick message to let you know that our Indian star tortoise is doing really well and almost doubled in size. I've attached two pictures the first is about two years ago and the seond is only a couple of months ago.

Still the best pet we've ever had hope all yours are doing as well as ours.

Joel 30.11.2009
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Hi marcus

I bought a indian star from you about 3 years ago she's doing great for now. for now i'm looking for another similar size female to join my group, mine all near 4 years old and the size about 9cm, so just wandering have you got one that in this size for sale?

thanks alan 8.11.2009
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Hello Marcus,

Long time no hear. I have been meaning to write to you for some time. Last weekend marked exactly one year since we acquired our small male star tortoise from you and I thought you might appreciate an update on his progress.

We have called him Bonnie. Once we raised the temperature of the enclosure following our early concern about his eyes, he had settled in well and is now an enthusiastic eater of his weeds. This is just as well as it is virtually the only type of food he is allowed to have, albeit sprinkled with chalk and vitamins. Over the year he has just over doubled in weight and his length has increased by about 50%. The new growth appears to be nicely flat too. Picture attached.

Peter 15.10.2009
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Hi Marcus,

Just to let you know she has settled in brilliantly. She has been up and about this morning. Had a little something to eat and now gone back to sleep. She has the most amazing shell I've ever seen. Just Perfect.

Claire 23.9.2009
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hello marcus,

Happy new year, Tinks & buzz are doing great and eating well. I'll let you know how they get on

Martin Lea 5.1.2009
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Hi Marcus,

Just to let you know that our little tortoise arrived safe and sound. She has fone her marathon exploration of her new home, had a brief warm bath. Spotted Jaja and is basking under the light whilst checking out the temperature sensor. Thank you, she is great. Active bright and small.

All the best and many thanks

Zoe 10.10.2008
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Hi Marcus,

Just a little update and a quick question.

The new arrival has been christened "Twinkle" and she seems so have settled in really well. She doesn't seem at all phased by us coming hear the viv now and carries on with whatever she was doing.

Last night she even climbed onto the top of her hollow log and slid off the other side! The girls thought this was fab, she does seem as if she has an adventurous nature. Tonight we have all handled her and she seems perfectly happy with us. The girls find it really sweet as every night she has burrowed herself under the substrate to go to sleep!

From a very happy customer

Cheers

Gerwyn 10.12.2007
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Hello Marcus

Still all well. Has just had a fair bit to eat. So am very happy

Thanks again for all your support

Gary 3.5.2007
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Hi Marcus,

Thought I would email you I came and picked a little tortoise up off you back in November just wanted to let you know that she is going fine growing eating and every thing really well.

Thank you again

linzi
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Hi Marcus,

I am delighted to say that my little star is doing very well. He is loving the warm weather although it has been a bit too hot recently even for him.

He grazes enthusiastically and obviously enjoys being out on warm days. I am quite keen to get a friend, if you remember I was keen to have a pair but wanted to make sure the first one settled in. Satu has grown from 21gms and now weighs 36gms, quite a rapid growth as I am used to Iberas.

Many thanks

Anne (May 2006)
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Apparently the man had locked his keys in his van. If he had told me the truth I could have picked them up from him an hour earlier instead of waiting for him to arrive at 1.40pm, Anyway they were a little cold but soon warmed up with a warm bath then spread out in all directions when I put them in their new home and had a good wonder round.

Not interested in food yet though. Will try them again tomorrow rather than keep bothering them.

They are so cute and so round. Not like my Hermans at all and they move faster too.

Thanks for sending them and will keep in touch with their progress.

Bye for now

Jo (April 2006)
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Hi Marcus,

They settled in very quickly. Indeed, they tucked into a hearty breakfast of dandelions and sowthistles first thing on Tuesday morning. Thank you very much for showing me your collection, it's always interesting to see how other people do things.

Kind regards

Jenny (August 2006)
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Hi marcus

I bought two Indian stars from you in December/January, just thought I would let you know they are doing really well, the female is actually quite greedy and mischeivious, she is forever trying to climb things in her enclosure....

Kind regards

Cheryl
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hi

Yes it was me who had 2 of your babies last year, they are doing really well i am very pleased with them and they are so tame.....

Anyway thank you for the care sheet i tend to collect as much info as possible so that i can give them the best and usually someone who has them or has some experience are the best people to keep in touch with. thank you again

jan