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#1 babettebeau


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:12 PM

Hi there

At which desirable ambient temp should a 2 years old Hermann tortoise be at just before entering in the fridge at 5 degrees Celsius for hibernation? Obviously the windown period will incorporate the gradual lowering of the temperature. My question is really to establish how to minimize a thermal choc and optimize a smooth transition when going into the fridge .


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:24 PM

I don’t use a fridge anymore, but when I did I used to put them into a cool room the day before and pop them in early morning after a cold night. As I don’t have my house heating on overnight, it would be around 10 -12 degrees. It takes them a couple of weeks to settle properly and if they are in dense substrate such as soil, any shock will be minimal. Hope this helps :)

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:54 AM

I only use a fridge for my little ones but do the same i have them in a room about 10 degrees the day before and then put them into the fridge early the next morning.  :) 

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