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alimay

Member Since 17 Jul 2014
Offline Last Active Nov 09 2014 01:10 PM
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In Topic: Herman Holding On To Eggs!

08 October 2014 - 04:30 PM

Hi Sue, Yes they are both Boettgeri species.

 

I'm just really glad I found this site, I can't believe I have not used it before. Thanks for all your advice much appreciated! :-)


In Topic: Herman Holding On To Eggs!

08 October 2014 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for all of your advice!  We have had Sammie for 40 years and have never had any problems with her. She is eating now and is enjoying basking in her nesting box. She is having 3 warm baths a day. Both Tortoises were the same species so hopefully there won't be a problem. The only reason I took her to the vets in the first place was I had heard that they can't hibernate if they are carrying eggs. I will be definitely be getting hold of the book you suggested! (Thanks) Not used to having her awake at this time of year, what kind of food can I feed her over winter, her usual food will not be growing anywhere? 


In Topic: Herman Holding On To Eggs!

08 October 2014 - 01:41 PM

Thats great advice thank Sue. The short hibernation sounds like a plan to me, you never know she may have laid them by then. :)


In Topic: Herman Holding On To Eggs!

08 October 2014 - 01:03 PM

Hi Sue,

 

Our vet isn't an exotic specialist, but he did speak to one in Loughborough, Who would like us to go down and see him. We have never had eggs before and weren't sure if she should hibernate whilst she hasn't laid them. She hasn't eaten a great deal in September so she is not fat enough to go through hibernation.

 

I personally think we should just give her time to lay when she's ready. I know vets often panic and want to proceed with things quickly, but she is a very old girl and we would not want to do anything which would put her at risk.

 

Thanks Ali