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#1 Guest_nickyt_*

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 12:24 PM

Hi guys,

haven't posted for a while but have been reading the posts regularly.
My little tort (sheldon) has recovered completely from his lameness thank goodness and i would like to thank everyone for their help and support on this matter.
What i would like to know is at what age do torts stop growing as sheldon still seems really small. I think he is 5 years old.
I am also starting to panic about hibernation as i am terrified of something happening to him and i have never put a tort into hbernation before. x


#2 Guest_jadums_*

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 12:52 PM

Hi Nicky,

I'm so pleased he is back to health, must be a big relief for you :)

Hibernation is a worrying time for every tortoise owner. If you read the hibernation guidance on the Tortoise trust site you will be fine. Just make sure that your tort is in good health and weight is ok on the jackson ratio.

A five year old should still be able to fit in your hand. Torts don't stop growing but their growth rate slows right down at about 25yrs this is why its best to grow them slowly (sounds like a plant :P )

Hope this helps

#3 Guest_LuvMyTortoise_*

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 07:44 PM

Awwwww,,,,I'm glad Sheldon is doing so well.
I think about him every once in a while.
Thanks for the update!
~~Lorrie :)

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