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Member Since 11 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 11 2015 08:16 PM

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In Topic: 1St Hibernation

21 August 2015 - 02:40 PM


Sorry for the long delay in responding to your query  :(. I have a 50+ years female hermann that I hibernate in a box in my garage every year at stable temps of between 2C-8C. She usually hibernates for 4 months though when we have  a mild spring I tend to get her up a little earlier. Personally I would be very reluctant to let a tortoise hibernate outside in the Garden unless winters in your location are very mild. This is usually the case with the climate in parts of southern England. You will find a lot of tortoise owners there use the natural hibernation method of allowing their tortoises to hibernate in an outdoor environment.

I would recommend a short hibernation if you are hibernating an adult tortoise for the first time. Preferably of no more than 3 months in length. This will probably mean you will have to hibernate your tortoise late or alternatively get her up earlier. Either way you will have to provide a suitable indoor enclosure with heat and light. Moreover, I think you are right to hibernate you tortoise as it will benefit her health and well being in the long run. 

Finally, I wish you the best of luck with Mrs hermanns :wub:  first hibernation and feel sure everything will work out just fine. :wink:

Take care. :)

Kind Regards


In Topic: Hibernation Advice

11 June 2015 - 11:03 AM

Hi Toni,

Welcome to the forum. Glad you found us. If you point your cursor at the hibernation heading on the home page and click the relevant topic you will find out all you need to know about the hibernation process. Hope this helps. Take care.

Kind Regards


In Topic: With Heavy Heart

16 April 2015 - 09:02 PM

My deepest condolences and sympathies on the loss of your dear daughter. She was indeed a breath of fresh air and such a positive and loving girl.


In Topic: Hectors Up!

16 April 2015 - 08:56 PM

Congratulations Loola. That's great news! :)

Kind Regards


In Topic: Hello Everyone

21 March 2015 - 08:42 PM

Hi There,

Welcome to the forum. :) Glad you found us. We are a friendly, helpful bunch. You will get plenty of great advice here and make many new friends.

Look forward to hearing more about your wonderful tort 'Diane' :wub:  and seeing some pics. Hope you enjoy your stay.

Take care. Talk soon.

Kind Regards