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#1 Guest_AndyG_*

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:10 PM

So after 8 weeks we have woke them up now!
Thanks for all the posts and advise on the site, going to house them indoors for a few weeks until weather a little warmer, then outside until next hibernation.
Really pleased we decided to go for it as its what would happen in the wild, will go for longer hibernation next year.


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 04:45 PM

well done!! :D bet thats a relief!

I got another week to go so still got me fingers crossed, but so far so good xx

#3 Guest_cyberangel_*

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:12 PM

You certainly wont be so stressed next year:0)

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:19 PM

Brilliant news, always good to hear about successful hibernation it helps others to get other their fear of it :D

#5 Guest_Hettie_*

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 05:23 PM

Hey that's great news. :wub: Lucky you!

Ours won't be long now. :D

Paula x

#6 Guest_AndyG_*

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:09 PM

Thanks for the comments!
its so great! they are both active if not a little slow (to be expected).
Barney is now eating and stompy is relaxing under the heat lamp.
Still amazed at how quick they woke up once out of the fridge.

We're going to improve the tortoise house in the garden this year so can starting looking into that now.
Hope everyones little ones wake up safe soon!

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 04:59 PM

so glad they are well.!! Yes i was shocked how quickly our boys woke up!

Well i guess the next couple of weeks are going to very exciting for all the " 8 weekers" that are going to be woken!!

I hope it all goes well for you all. Its a real achievment to get through the first hibernation. (for us!! to the torts its a snooze!! ha.)

#8 Guest_AndyG_*

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:42 PM

quick update -
both are eating/moving around as normal and seem fine.
will definitely be spreading the word to friends who have torts to hibernate,
Now to work on the guy/shop who told us it wasn't necessary..........

#9 Guest_Dawn_*

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:10 PM

excellent :wub:

#10 Guest_markf_*

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:16 PM

brilliant news!! Guess shops dont want people coming back to them within a month because they havnt hibernated them correctly and the torts are ill or worse.... Not saying its right , but if they say dont hibernate them for 5 years then, by then its up to the customer, and they will hardly take it back if it goes wrong, where as a dedicated tort breeder has the torts best interests at heart and will guide the customer through hibernation.

Thats my take on it anyhow......

#11 Guest_AndyG_*

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:43 PM

totally agree!

#12 Guest_clairiscrazy_*

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:59 PM

lol @ mark im a 8 weeker and its this sunday my babys come out of the cold..lol..

andy good point on shop keeper

mine also told me not to do it till they were about 4-5yrs old, i told them there happily hibernated and doing great they have had a few more ppl go in and explain different hibernation techniques so i think there going to advise either not to hibernate the first year or pass on a number of a experinceed tort keeper for advice so a little improvement

#13 Guest_AndyG_*

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:57 PM

that great news for all the torts!

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