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#1 pam

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:34 PM

Hi, sorry for asking such a stupid question but how can you tell if your tortoise if your tortoise has urinated when in hibernation, as they are on damp soil does it make it harder to see

       

 



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:48 PM

Hi pam,
No its not a stupid question at all!yes it is very hard when they are dug into damp soil,the only way of telling is if you see the white urinates thats passed when they do wee!thats the only way i can guess of telling realy!
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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

I completely agree, Matt; firstly that it's not a silly question at all, and that the tell-tale signs would be the presence of white urate deposits. 



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:22 PM

You should also check that the cloaca area (under the tail) is clean and dry and there are no signs of urination. ;) 

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:53 PM

Also, a sudden drop in weight can indicate this ;)



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

Thanks everyone for the replies, now I know what to look for. :)






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