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#1 Guest_ellie_*

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 10:26 PM

I know that people are taliking about hibernation a lot lately as i have myself but its getting close and some of us are new to this. For those of you out there that are hibernation experts, what are the real benefits of hibernation and do you think you should take the risk if you are not all that confident. In the ac Highfield encyclopedia it states about 'confidence'. It states that external temps can have a bigger influence on juveniles. How easy is it to keep a box of some sort at a temp of no higher than 10c and no lower than 2c.
Lastly my tort has a slight sticky eye sometimes in the morn (or afternoon at the moment.) Would this be a reason not to hibernate.??

Sorry to pick your brains but just want to get things spot on if im going to do it.


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:59 AM

Hi El,
Our vet says that hibernation is beneficial because it gives some of the organs a bit of rest. Liver, kidney etc.
I would get that eye checked out by your vet ASAP. Hibernating a tort that isn't 100% fit can be dangerous.

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