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    Heat Mat for Night?

    Thank you. I have just ordered one. It will arrive tomorrow, so I will keep our heating on o er night tonight.
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    Heat Mat for Night?

    Hi, Our 6 month old Hermann tortoise arrived on Thursday. This morning (Sunday) we discovered that he had little bubbles coming out of one nostril. I am concerned about upper respiratory tract infection and rang the tortoise shop we purchased him from. They have said that he should have a heat...
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    Tortoise woke from hibernation then died

    Thank you. This is really helpful.
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    Tortoise woke from hibernation then died

    Thank you. Wishing you and your cheeky little pal many years of happiness.
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    Tortoise woke from hibernation then died

    Thank you for your post. I don't think it would be the water, he only put his head in the water once for a brief drink and didn't appear to have any issues. The fridge was set to 5C, it has a digital display which we never saw fluctuate. I'm as sure as I can be about his tummy being empty as he...
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    Tortoise woke from hibernation then died

    Hi, Thank you for your the information. The advice followed of giving him 30 minutes at room temperature, then a luke warm bath before placing him back in his tank was taken from the following website: https://www.thetortoiseshop.com/tortoise-hibernation We woke him now as it also said that...
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    Tortoise woke from hibernation then died

    Thank you. You maybe right. We followed the instructions we found online to the letter, though it doesn't seem like long to go through such a big temperature change. I hope that your turtle wakes up well. Does anybody know if a similar process to the one Freddy90 described could be better for...
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    Tortoise woke from hibernation then died

    Thank you. He was such a character, probably a statement only tortoise owners would really understand. This was the day he locked my husband out of his laptop 🥲
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    Tortoise woke from hibernation then died

    Hi, Our tortoise, Turbo was brought ot of hibernation today. He was 4 years old and this is the second year that we hibernated him. We used the fridge method and followed everything we could find on how to hiberate and wake him. We took him out of the fridge this morning and he had half an hour...
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