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Hibernation is finally over for "Sunshine" our Desert Tortoise.

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by bioteach, Mar 29, 2019.

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  1. bioteach

    bioteach New Member 5 Year Member

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    Our wonderful Desert Tortoise has finally decided that she has had enough of winter and had a nice day of basking in the sun and eating everything in sight. She grazed on her Bermuda lawn, ate several Hibiscus leaves, and lots of Globe Mallow blossoms and leaves. It was a long, cold, damp winter for her, and it's nice to see her again!
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    But we need some Pix! Hooray for the end of Winter!
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    We woke our desert tortoise up on Easter Sunday. Every year we dig a hole and fill it with water so he can take a nice big drink after the long winter. This year he bypassed the water and headed over to one of his hibiscus plants instead. He loves hibiscus and doesn't give them a chance to grow so I need to plant more (he has 3 already), and finish stocking his pen with other edibles! After he was done munching, he dunked his head under water for 3 minutes and then headed over to his favorite spot to sleep off his feast. He's the coolest!
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    Lol! So cute!!!’
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