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Vicmurg

Member Since 17 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 04 2017 09:28 AM
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In Topic: Help... Tortoise Weight Advice Needed

30 October 2016 - 06:54 PM

Thanks.... I will go with my gut then as he is perfectly fine and well to me.

In Topic: How Long Should I Hibernate For?

30 October 2016 - 06:46 PM

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply mildredsmam!
That's very helpful advice, the fridge is set up and running well now with the water bottles an we are only just starting the wind down so looking at around 3 weeks yet before I put Darwin in.
Am nervous as this is the first time but reassured by everything I read on this site from you very experienced folks and knowing it's the best and natural thing to do for the wellbeing of my Darwin!
Thanks again!

In Topic: Help... Tortoise Weight Advice Needed

29 October 2016 - 10:41 PM

Thanks for the reply, I had wondered about that from reading other posts but just got a bit stressed as I wasn't sure if the shell density thing of captive vs wild would make captive heavier or lighter.
Is there any tool out there for checking safe weights for captive tortoises prior to hibernating? Or do we just need to trust our judgements on them appearing healthy?
Thanks again,
Vic

In Topic: Help... Tortoise Weight Advice Needed

29 October 2016 - 12:11 PM

Oh my days!!!! SORRY... Panic over,

I have just had someone to help and hold Darwin still whilst I remeasured him and I was out by a whole cm, he is actually 15 cm and the perfect weight for hibernation, can't tell you how relieved I am!

Not sure how to remove my post so I don't waste people's valuable time?

It does go to prove though that accurate measuring is very important, Sorry again guys, hibernation plan can continue as planned!
PHEW!

I will however make a new post in hibernation as my only other query is how long to hibernate for seeing as it is probably his first time!