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#1 Noah_ARK

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 01:00 PM

Hello

We have wound down our tortoise, Eric, following strict guidelines and we began hibernation last night using the fridge method. We kept an eye on the fridge temp before we put him in for a couple of days and was sitting around 6 degrees.

I checked on him this morning after he had been in for 12 hours. He was still awake but hadn't moved in his box. I don't know if this is a silly question, but should he be asleep?

Thanks 😊

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 12:05 AM

It can take up to a month to completely settle. The metabolism drops very low during hibernation, but doesn't happen overnight as this would be dangerous. What size is he and how long did you wind down for?

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 12:25 PM

He is 73g. Just over three weeks. Checked quickly this morning and his eyes were closed but all limbs out. Do they retract into their shells eventually or does this just depend on the tortoise? Thanks ☺️

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 06:33 PM

They are all different ;)




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