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#1 pompeypoole

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:16 PM

Ronnie has just completed a 12 week hibernation. Pre hibernation weight was 89g (post wind down) and he went into fridge end of October. Post hibernation weight 89g. Lost no weight. Has had a bath / drink and is eating again.
He is now 3 1/2 years old and has been hibernated every year.
I do find it easier to let young tortoises start hibernation wind down late autumn then try to keep them awake a bit longer.
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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:04 AM

Well done on cracking the no weight loss. This is exactly what would happen with wild tortoises :)

#3 mildredsmam

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:51 AM

Ronnie has just completed a 12 week hibernation. Pre hibernation weight was 89g (post wind down) and he went into fridge end of October. Post hibernation weight 89g. Lost no weight. Has had a bath / drink and is eating again.
He is now 3 1/2 years old and has been hibernated every year.
I do find it easier to let young tortoises start hibernation wind down late autumn then try to keep them awake a bit longer.
picture take today.

Well done, Ronnie looks great, my little ones are still hibernating they'll be up in a few more weeks. :) 






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