We began the training roughly six months ahead of the extension area being completed, using a target and the tortoises’ favourite foods. We held the target a few centimetres in front of them and when they touched it with their nose we gave a verbal bridge ‘good’ and fed them a piece of food; we then moved the target further away and repeated the process which encouraged them to move along at a steady pace. As the behaviour got stronger we gradually increased the distance between them and the target.
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Cold with some wintry showers in the west.
Cold tonight with some wintry showers in places.
Arthur Gumbley was beaten up and robbed in his home in Sutton Coldfield on the 21st of November.