Jump to content


Hibernation


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_Mr Fiestys Mum_*

Guest_Mr Fiestys Mum_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:42 PM

Hi Everyone

I am new to this site and to tortoise keeping!
My little tortoise hatched in July 07 and I have had him since August. I would like him to hibernate this year but his weight & length are not covered on the Jackson ratio chart.
I have weighed and measured him again today at 66mm and 58g. When I got him in August he weighed 42g.
He is very well, no obvious health problems or worries.
I have everything set up for a short hibernation commencing (new fridge, digital wireless thermometers) mid-Dec but I'm getting more worried by the prospect as the time gets closer
Any comments would be much appreciated.
Thanks

Lisa
Mr Fiestys Mum


#2 Guest_terrypin_*

Guest_terrypin_*
  • Guests

Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:33 AM

Hi Everyone

I am new to this site and to tortoise keeping!
My little tortoise hatched in July 07 and I have had him since August. I would like him to hibernate this year but his weight & length are not covered on the Jackson ratio chart.
I have weighed and measured him again today at 66mm and 58g. When I got him in August he weighed 42g.
He is very well, no obvious health problems or worries.
I have everything set up for a short hibernation commencing (new fridge, digital wireless thermometers) mid-Dec but I'm getting more worried by the prospect as the time gets closer
Any comments would be much appreciated.
Thanks

Lisa
Mr Fiestys Mum


hi i hope this helps it is the jacksons ratio for hatchling tortoises .but please make sure you are accurate when you measure him a couple of mm can make a big difference.
terry
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#3 Guest_Andy_*

Guest_Andy_*
  • Guests

Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:33 AM

Nice one Terry, thanks for the pictures


:wub:

#4 Guest_Mr Fiestys Mum_*

Guest_Mr Fiestys Mum_*
  • Guests

Posted 14 November 2008 - 08:49 PM

Many thanks, the chart is a fantastic help and just what I needed.

A speedy reply too, very much appreciated.

Lisa

#5 Guest_Robink_*

Guest_Robink_*
  • Guests

Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:52 PM

Thanks Terry, thats a great chart. I will keep a copy of that.
Kayx




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users