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Poop In Hibernation?! Help!


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#1 Guest_avons82_*

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:59 PM

Hi!

This is Zippy's (6 year old hermann) second week in the fridge (and he's successfully been hibernated for the last 3 years) and I've just checked him today and he's pooped in there... :unsure:

He's never done this before (and obviously hasn't eaten for weeks leading up to his hibernation) so can anyone offer any advice? :wacko:

I he ok to stay in there? Shall I just clean him up and carry on? :)

Any help would be great - a bit worried as he's never pooped inside the fridge before! :huh:

thanks anyone / everyone! :wub:

amey

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:19 PM

Hi Amey,
Tortoises often poop in hibernation. A more serious problem would be if Zippy urinated then you would have to get him up as he could become dehydrated. But, as it is poop I would just clean it up and continue with hibernation. Hope this helps. Take care.
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Freddy

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:31 PM

I agree with Freddy. Poop in hibernation is not a problem in itself. If all else is well, I don't see a reason to interrupt the hibernation.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:09 PM

pheeeeew!!! Thanks guys! (panic over!) :D




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