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babettebeau

Member Since 06 Mar 2016
Offline Last Active Oct 09 2020 10:23 AM
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In Topic: Hi This Is Flash

22 March 2020 - 07:56 PM

Really looks good, well done!

Tortoise outdoor enclosures are like a garden in a garden.

 

I joined recently this group on Facebook, i recommend it as well.

Maintaining Tortoises Naturalistically in a Non-native Climate

https://www.facebook...95286993914229/

 

 

Sabina


In Topic: Merry Christmas

29 December 2019 - 10:46 PM

Happy holidays from Cuba!

In Topic: Hibernating In Tortoise Table Under Light?

27 November 2019 - 09:45 AM

Becasue she wants to hibernate, they feel barometric pressure, the day light is different, the sun rays are lower, they have a biological clock etc. She knows with strong instinct and for survival that this is hibernation time.

To keep her up and overwinter her, UV light trips are needed, heat lamp and a core temp under the heat lamp at 30-32 degrees and away from lamp a 20 degrees temp.

Basically you need to recreate conditions to stimulate her. Also you will need to make sure that weight gain is minimal during overwintering. And also basically minic sun raise and sun set times of the winter i.e. uv and heat lamp on and off follow day light of hte winter.

I am sure other thinigs might be suggested, so i will let others to add adn help you.

 

Sabina


In Topic: Hibernating In Tortoise Table Under Light?

25 November 2019 - 02:46 PM

Hello

Sounds like it will be the first time that you would intend to hibernate your tortoise, and it is a Hermann one, correct?

Basically your tortoise won't be able to physiologically hibernate if you keep it at room temperature indoors. For hibernation, the optimal temp is a stable 5 Celsius degrees with +/- 1 or 2 Celsius degrees of temporary variations. 

 

The best way is to think about their natural habitat in the Mediterranean region. In winter they start probably their beginning of hibernation at 10 degrees when they settle, and as the winter come it falls to 5 degrees with small variations, by then they are in deep hibernation, and as winter ends and spring comes the temperature rises above 5 degrees and at 10 degrees they start wake up to start another year at spring.

Sabina


In Topic: A Good Book

08 October 2019 - 12:56 PM

First one from same author is:

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/3980977447

 

 

This new one istill from him is::

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/3981756037

 

Sabina