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gravid and hibernating

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#1 Guest_tiggy_*

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:10 AM

-_- what would happen if a female tortoise was hibernated when gravid.

i ask this because junior hasnt been with the girls since he was poorly. i dont know if i should put him back in with them or leave him where he is.

i dont want to hibernate the girls if there will be a problem if hes mated with them........ ^_^ ^_^ tiggy

#2 Guest_Freddy McGavin_*

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:37 PM

Hi Tiggy,
I wouldn't knowingly hibernate a female tortoise if gravid. I think you would be wise to keep Junior separate from your girls at this time. Just my opinion though. Hopefully there will be others along shortly with more experience to offer you more helpful advice. Best of luck. ;)
Kind Regards
Freddy :D

#3 Guest_Ozric_*

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:14 AM

I'm no expert on this but I take the same view as Freddy. Females can survive hibernation with eggs and the eggs can be fertile too but it takes a lot out of the female. At the time when she needs her reserves for hibernation her reproductive bits are using up loads of calcium in egg production and so on.

So its best to avoid hibernating females if gravid, and it can be very difficult to know if one is gravid or not if she has been :wub: with a male.

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