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#67322 Thanks To Everyone!

Posted by Vicmurg on 28 January 2017 - 08:15 PM

Hi all, just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone who has offered their expert advice, guidance and support on here, my Darwin successfully went through his first hibernation (10 weeks) only losing 1 gram after his wind down from start at 617grams to finish at 616grams, I followed advice from you guys despite my nerves and it paid off, he was eating and drinking just 2 hours after coming out and rambling around happily after his time in the fridge, I will keep all my hibernation notes and fortnightly weights that I gathered for next year where hopefully all being well I will have to miss him for 12 weeks (planning on increasing slowly)
Thanks again x

#66966 Help... Tortoise Weight Advice Needed

Posted by Vicmurg on 30 October 2016 - 06:54 PM

Thanks.... I will go with my gut then as he is perfectly fine and well to me.

#66965 How Long Should I Hibernate For?

Posted by Vicmurg on 30 October 2016 - 06:46 PM

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply mildredsmam!
That's very helpful advice, the fridge is set up and running well now with the water bottles an we are only just starting the wind down so looking at around 3 weeks yet before I put Darwin in.
Am nervous as this is the first time but reassured by everything I read on this site from you very experienced folks and knowing it's the best and natural thing to do for the wellbeing of my Darwin!
Thanks again!