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Chuckie and Angelica need to be hibernated

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#1 Guest_claire lesley_*

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:36 PM

I have just once returned from my travels, I was away a couple of months but my kids did a good job of looking after Chucks and Angie, and they are looking well. We now have the dreaded task of hibernating our babies :unsure:
I am going to hibernate them as instructed at the top of the page, but if any one has any other extra little tips I would love to hear them.
I am going to look for a suitable frige - any surgestions or bargains around?
ok, Thanks everyone
ps, this is our first time :wacko:

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:46 PM

Welcome back! :D

There are lots of us hibernating for the first time this year Claire, we are all panicking together!! :rolleyes: Welcome to the crazy club. :D

Paula x

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:59 PM

Hi Claire, I use a Husky beer fridge with Stella written on it. This fridge works well for me but I think the ideal would be a standard larder fridge full size. Generally its reckoned not to be a great idea for us to keep our milk and cheese in the fridge with the tortoises so a separate one is the answer for most of us. Space is an issue for me, hence the Stella fridge which is about half the size of a normal fridge.

Most of us find it stressful so you are in good company here...............

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:06 PM


The mini Husky fridges are good as they maintain a stable temperature:-

http://www.argos.co......p;Submit=GO >

Best to iuse a sand soil mix to maintain the humidity.

Here's a further link that may help:-



#5 Guest_wizzasmum_*

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:08 PM

I would follow these guidelines for hibernation, especially if for the first time http://www.tortoiset...cles/safer.html
Good luck

#6 Guest_claire lesley_*

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:12 AM

Thanks for that, It was very interesting to read

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