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Over Winter Now?

06 November 2017 - 04:25 PM



New to this as rehomed Edna and Enid in April so this is first hibernation.

Done it by the Tortoise Trust book with starvation,  wind down and baths etc and Enid seems settled in the fridge (went in 9 days ago).....however, when I weighed Edna today (she's been in for 8 days) I noticed a tiny amount of urate substance and she seemed more awake than I expected (head out, eyes half open)......and now I have just rechecked to make sure was urate and she has just done a poo....

I'm going to have to overwinter her now because of the urination alone aren't I?




Weight Loss End August To Start Of Hibernation

23 October 2017 - 08:45 AM

New to forties this year and doing everything I can to keep them healthy and ready for hibernation. I have read all about the weight loss expected DURING hibernation, but how much on average dies an adult tort lose between end of summer to hibernation time ? My two seem to have lost around 20%, but currently still a good 0.16 and 0.17 on the ratio. Final week of wind down now and then into their fridge for 12 weeks.....