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    Hermanns tortoise is trying to hibernate? Need help

    Hello to all tortoise lovers, I'm new here so I might be asking something I'm not supposed to here. Feel free to redirect me plz. I had hermanns tortoise that got sick and survived for 2,5 - 3 years (it was it's age as well). I might have done plenty mistakes as it was my first tortoise ever...
  2. J

    Is tortoise hibernating itself?

    Hello all. I have had one Russian tortoise for 6 years that I’ve never hibernated. Eight months ago I adopted a second Russian that I have no information about its previous care, but it’s appeared in good health since. I don’t know it’s age, but she’s a few inches longer than my other female who...
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    Hibernating a Hermann Tortoise

    Hi everyone, I was just wondering if hibernation is a requirement for my little Hermann's. He's 2 years old at the moment and kept in a comfortably warm indoor enclosure. I didn't hibernate him the past 2 winters as the vet recommended I don't consider hibernation until he's a little bit older...
  4. J

    Russian Tortoise Hibernation

    Hello, I've had my Russian for two years. Around 2 months ago, he decided to hibernate. He did the normal fasting for a few weeks (I noticed he wasn't eating his lettuce) and then burrowed deep into his hide. The problem is that he's in an indoor enclosure in my upstairs office. It never gets...
  5. M

    I’m a terrible tortoise owner I don’t know how to help him

    My Desert tortoise is in hibernation right now and I looked it up because I thought it might be too cold and it said it should not be below 50°F and I looked at the weather and it was 37° so I panicked and literally pulled him out of the hole I had him in outside and took him inside to his glass...
  6. L

    Hibernation!

    I’ve starved my hermann tortoise for 3 weeks now. He’s ready for hibernation however the temperatures outside are still too warm (12 degrees) and he hasn’t slowed down at all. He’s a small hermann he weighs 970g. I’m not sure whether to start feeding him again and hibernate him later in the...
  7. M

    Advice on hibernating a tortoise

    Hey this is the first year I am hibernating my tortoise and I want to make sure I do it really well as there’s conflicting knowledge online. I thought it would be a better idea to ask you guys your experience/ the best things so I can start preparations right away :) thanks
  8. J

    Coming out of hibernation too early?

    I live in the PNW, near Portland, OR. We created an outdoor enclosure for our Russian. In August he went missing and we thought he had escaped, but yesterday he emerged from a deep hole in the enclosure- evidently he was hibernating this entire time! My question is this: Is he done...
  9. HollyLovesBob

    Thinking about hibernation...

    Hello all, I could use some advice! I know it’s a long way off hibernation time but we are considering hibernating our Russian boy this coming winter and I was really hoping to get some advice from someone who has past experience of successfully hibernating Russians. The issue we have is we...
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    Russian tort out of hibernation early

    My 5+ year old Russian tortoise lives outside in the PNW. He has thrived and has many areas of sunlight every single day and hot spots and areas where he can always stay dry. He has gone into hibernation the past few years and has done very well coming out of it, I always bring him inside when...
  11. M

    First time hibernation and weight questions

    Hello! I was thinking about hibernating my 3 year old Horsfield tortoise (called Queenie) for the first time. For the moment she lives on a tortoise table inside. I have bought a small fridge for the hibernation. I've read lots (maybe too much) online and I am confused. I have many...
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    Natural Hibernation

    I know it is now spring but I need to plan ahead if I need to construct something indoors or out. Does anyone have experience with Russian tortoises and outdoor hibernation. I am wondering if they would naturally hibernate without any assistance from me. Their enclosure is large and well drained...
  13. Ramirezm2

    Which tortoises hiberate?

    I am a reptile specialist and realized that i dont know much about the tortoise hibernation since i have delt with mainly sulcatas. I understand that tortoises that are from close to the equator generally do not hibernate but wanted to see which popular tortoises do. I would very much appreciate...
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    Russian Trying to Get Home? Migrate?

    I’m new here, please forgive any mistakes. Four years ago, I had a Russian Tortoise for about two years. During the winter, he slowed down, slept a lot, but still had a little activity and food. This was his version of hibernation I supposed. He is no longer with me, and three months ago I...
  15. J

    Indoor box turtle wants to hibernate. Is it okay to let her?

    I recently rescued a box turtle walking down my suburban street. You could tell she had been a pet by her severely overgrown nails and beak. I've had her for a few months now. Here in CO it's beginning of winter, and as soon as it got cold she burrowed to the bottom of her substrate (soil and...
  16. Bennygal

    Adopted 45 year old Tortoise!

    Hi there, So I’m joining the tortoise forum to find out more about owning a tortoise that Ive voluntarily inherrited. Her name is Benny, yes she has a boys name because everyone thought she was a boy for about ten years until she laid some eggs. So theres lots of good stuff about tortoise...
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