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Donatello

Member Since 06 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 15 2013 05:13 PM
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In Topic: Indoor Tortoise

07 April 2013 - 06:41 PM

Thanks for everybody's responses.

 

To give a bit of background to us, we currently live in a 2 bed apartment, although will look to move as our family starts/gets bigger so do not currently have a safe garden area for any tortoise to be kept.

 

Following up on points raised, a couple of posts mentioned that a number of people do keep Hermanns indoors all year round, which obviously may lead to a deficiency in Vitamin D. What are the potential effects of this?

 

Secondly, most information we are reading suggests hibernation period of up to 20 weeks, although I note not for ill or underweight torts. Again, what are the potential impacts of not hibernating a Hermann or similar?

 

Lastly, we want to provide the best possible care for any tort and would not want to venture into this if we are not suitable. In your honest opinions, do you think it inhumane to keep a tort indoor all year round/not hibernate?