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Tortoise Scouring For Food

17 December 2015 - 04:06 PM



I am starving my 2 tortoises for hibernation. The larger of the two slowed down eating weeks ago, and has slowed down in general. The smaller is still walking around most of the day, searching for food. I have caught him a couple of times trying to eat the wood chip!!


Should I just let him continue to search? I just feel bad for him, but know he shouldn't be fed for 3 weeks before hibernation!!

Late Hibernation

08 December 2015 - 05:13 PM



I have 2 Hermann's tortoises. I didn't hibernate them last year as they were too small. I wasn't going to this year, as they weren't large or heavy enough (according to a website I read previously). 


The larger of the two has now started to wake up for very little time (not at all today my fiance tells me) and has been eating less. The smaller one is more active, but also slowing down.


Am I too late to put them into hibernation? What would be the best procedure to do this, as it is a little late on from what I have already read elsewhere.


Any advice is appreciated!!