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#21 Kelly

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:01 AM

Norman will have done ten weeks in the fridge by tomorrow..... do I stick at the ten weeks and wake him up tomorrow or extend to twelve? Will this be too long?

 

He's four years old and this is only his second hibernation.He only managed 7 weeks last year. His weight has remained nice and steady over the entire 10 weeks. 

 

What does everyone think? 



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:54 PM

Hi Kelly,

I would leave him for the 12 weeks. His hibernation seems to be going well. :)

Well done! ;)

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:05 AM

Hi Kelly,

if every thing seems fine I would leave him, you can always wake him up if any thing changes. :)



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:50 AM

I checked him again today and all still looks good. He seems to be losing a gram a week now, so I think he seems to be naturally coming to the end anyway.

 

He's got a way to go before he reached his critical weight of 296g (he's currently 304g) so unless he urinates, I think he should be O.K. :)



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:44 AM

Is his substrate still damp Kelly - sounds as though he is doing great :)



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:36 AM

Yep. It looked like it had dried out a couple of weeks ago so I re-watered it.

 

Last year I was so worried about getting the humidity right that think I watered the substrate so much that I water logged it!! I reckon that's the reason he urinated. :blush: This year I've been more careful this year to get it just right.



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

Haha, that's likely what caused it, he would still have been fine though if in damp substrate :)  I will be glad when all mine are up again :D



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 06:51 PM

Well, Norman's only got another 2 weeks. Hazel looks bored without him. I bet she'll be glad to see him up and about too. She's in the small table at the minute because she'd get lost in the big one on her own. ;)



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 02:20 PM

:yay: Yay! Norman's up. :D

 

He had a warm up for an hour or two, a bath, a bask and has already had a couple of slice of cucumber to tempt him and rehydrate him. :)

 

Hazel's not left his side. She spent ages sniffing him when she first saw him and has been following him around like a lost lamp ever since, resting her little head on his shell as they bask under the lamp together. :wub:



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 02:41 PM

That's great news, Kelly, I bet Hazel's so glad to have Norman back with her. :D

Harry's due up in three weeks, can't wait to see him properly again.

Let's hope for an end to all the rain, and a good summer to get our torts back into the land of the living.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:47 PM

That's great news, Kelly. Glad to hear Norman's back and has an admirer in Hazel. Best of luck with Harry too, Graham.

It will be great when we have all our torts safely back. ;)

Roll on Summer! :)

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:42 PM

My Russians are all up this weekend too, seems to be a popular weekend for waking them. The hermanns are still in apart from one rogue who went down late and decided he/she would get up early too. Albert  did spend a lot of time in aestivation though, so maybe it's a case of tort knowing best this time :)



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:03 PM

It looks like we've all timed it just about right as Spring it well and truly on its way. Hazel had two days last week where she could spend a few hours outside enjoying the spring sunshine. Poor old Norman missed out as he was still in the fridge at that point.

 

Hopefully they'll be a few more nice days to come in the next few weeks, so he can get outside too  :)






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