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Young Tortoise Hibernation

11 July 2016 - 06:39 PM



I have a 4-year-old male Hermann's tortoise. I am wondering what age I should hibernate him? And what the best way is for this specific breed.


Any information will be appreciated!


Thank you! 

Creating An Outdoor Enclosure

09 July 2016 - 07:35 PM



I have a 4-year-old Hermann's tortoise and a 4-year-old Golden Greek tortoise, which are currently housed in an indoor enclosure. I am planning on building them an outdoor enclosure as soon as possible, but I have a few questions. :)


We live in the Sierra Nevada Foothills in California, USA. During a Summer heat wave, the hottest it can get is 105o F, and in the Winter, the coldest it can get is  20o F. I would keep them indoor during the Winter months (and they will be hibernating soon), but during the Summer, if I provide shade, water, and moisture, could they stay outdoors? And should I keep them outside only from May to October? 


Also, the area we live in is home to predators such as raccoons, rats, etc.; I will take special care to ensure that their enclosure is very secure, but the area I am hoping to use is 96 feet from our house. Is this too far away?



Any suggestions before this is built would be appreciated!



Thank you!!