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firebelly

Member Since 31 Jul 2014
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In Topic: Too Light To Hibernate ?

26 October 2016 - 08:26 PM

Thanks for the reply. I think the same way, in that it seems wrong to try to fight what is natural. I think I will just let him slow down naturally and try not to worry too much ! I had better start setting up a fridge I think  :wink2:  :wink2: !


In Topic: Tortoise Has His Own Hibernation Plan?

20 October 2016 - 06:58 PM

Thats good to hear !  :phew:


In Topic: Book Recommendation?

20 October 2016 - 01:47 PM

Hi there, I bought Naturalistic keeping and breeding of Hermann's Tortoises by Wolfgang Wegehaupt after it was recommended to me. Its pretty good reading and there's loads of info in there. I bought mine from Amazon but it was the european site as it was actually cheaper & was free delivery .

 

Hope that helps

 

Wendy


In Topic: Tortoise Has His Own Hibernation Plan?

19 October 2016 - 09:15 PM

Hi there,

 

I'm sure he won't be but he doesn't know you're just looking after his health  :wink: . Mine was charging around desperately looking for an escape route when I first brought him in & wasn't very keen on bathtime either !Now though, he seems to enjoy his soak as long as I top up with warm water !

 

Take care

 

Wendy


In Topic: Tortoise Has His Own Hibernation Plan?

19 October 2016 - 05:56 PM

I'm not an expert by any means, but until someone else comes along, I would say hibernation outside in just a garden enclosure is definitely  not an option. He/She needs to be healthy and at a decent weight to survive, would need a proper wind down period and to be hibernated in a fridge kept at 5 degrees. There is a lot of info on the site if you search hibernation. I would personally get the tortoise up and quickly set up your indoor enclosure and give warm baths to make sure He/She is not dehydrated . Not sure where you live but it has been far too cold up here in the north east to leave a tortoise outside especially overnight. 

Hope that helps,

Wendy