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#1 Durb

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

Hi all, This will be my first year of hibernation with my tort. He is now 3 and a half and i have heard of two ways to hibernate my little pal. One being the fridge method and one being in a bi full soil. Which would be the best suited?? Also when should i start the hibernation and for how long with him still being little. Is there any good advice books out there as the one i have is very basic advice on what to do with all aspects of tort life. Thanks Durb and Ya'ma.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

Post should read bin full of soil.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

Hi Durb and Ya'ma,
It is usually recommended when hibernating a tortoise for the first time to do so for an 8 week period. Here is a link you may find useful http://www.thetortoi...bernation04.htm.
Hope it helps. Take care.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:35 PM

:thumbup: Excellent link, Freddy.

I've saved it ready for when it's Norman's time to wind down, as this winter will be his first hibernation. It's a great step by step guide that will take all the stress out of the procedure. :)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

Kelly without Norman???? :unsure2:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:49 PM

I know. :cry: I won't know what to do with myself while he's having the big sleep. I'll certainly miss the little fella.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

Hello
I have used the fridge method was okay until i had a power cut,now use there outside house,Dawn's hibernation diary is also a good guide to follow which is in the hibernation section,it does get easier each year the first year i was a nervous wreck.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:44 PM

Thanks guy's.. appologies for the late reply. U've all been a great help as always when i pop up a post. Thanks for the link Freddy am now going to do a little swatting up, and also have a liitke look at Dawn s hibernation diary thanks Jayne. Am feeling a little nervous with it being my little chaps first big sleep but am sure we will be finbe with all the help and advice u can get on here. Thanks again peeps :drinks:




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