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Hermanns Tortoise isn't eating and is sleeping a lot

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  1. Tory's Maid

    Tory's Maid New Member

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    Hi! I have an 8 month old Hermanns tortoise, and for the 3 months that we have had her, she has been waking up when her UV light turns on in the morning, and then heading down to eat. However, during the past week or so, she hasn't been waking up and is refusing to eat anything. I feed her raddachio, hibiscus flower petals, romaine lettuce. My tortoise's eyes and nose are clear, her basking temperatures are at 30-32 degrees, she has coconut fibre substrate and I've been soaking her every day as I was worried she might be dehydrated. Also, I didn't want to hibernate her because I just got her a few months ago, and I have read that beginner tortoise owners should wait a year or two. Is the reason for her lack of appetite due to the colder weather? I live in Canada, Alberta, so our winters are quite cold. Any help is appreciated! (oops, I'm sorry, I posted this thread in the wrong section)

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