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Posted 09 November 2008 - 07:42 PM

I am preparing my tortoise Hartley for his first hiberation , i am wondering is it safe to place him in straw?

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 07:58 PM

I am preparing my tortoise Hartley for his first hiberation , i am wondering is it safe to place him in straw?


This will probably spark a few replies but personally I wouldn't as I was told that straw is insulating and so will keep the tort warm. Also if your tort wee'd and you didn't notice the straw would go mouldy. It's also been said that this is what Blue Peter told people to use to hibernate torts and a lot of torts died due to being too warm and waking up but unfortunatly owners not realising their torts had woken up.

I'm sure it has been used successfully by many people in a successful hibernation but I wouldn't use it. Are you doing box or fridge method? I'm assuming box?




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