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BeckyB

Member Since 25 Jan 2015
Offline Last Active Nov 18 2016 08:01 AM
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How Long To Hibernate A Youngster?

24 September 2015 - 07:53 PM

Hi
My Hermann tortoise is 13 months old and I'm thinking about hibernation, my breeder said she hibernated her last year for two weeks. How long should I hibernate her this year please? She's healthy weighs 45g and is 6 cm long.

Getting Set Up For New Tortoise

25 January 2015 - 11:08 PM

Hi I've just made a tortoise table and am setting it up before I get my tortoise at the weekend. I'm hoping to get a UV/heat combo bulb to use, what wattage should I get? Also can I use soil from my garden mixed with playsand as a substrate? Would I need to sterilise the soil? Does it have to be playsand or would other sand be ok?
How often should you replace the substrate? The tortoise I'm getting is a Hermanns about 6 months old. 😃