Hibernation or not!

Yvonne G

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TFO Admin
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
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Clovis, CA
I don't allow my hibernating species to hibernate until they live outside full time. This is at about 3 years of age.
 

Vasu

New Member
Location (City and/or State)
Dallas
I have a couple of two months old Texas tortoises (5 cm), should they hibernate this winter? Or are they too small for that. Thanks :)

Hey Alfonso E,

I have a similar question - am not sure how old is my baby texas tortoise , but when can they start hibernation?
Hoping you might have answers now :)

Thanks,
Vasu
 

Tom

The Dog Trainer
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
Southern California
I like to hibernate temperate species every year, including their first. I've never had any problem doing it. I keep their first one short at about 8-10 weeks. The important thing is leading them into and out of hibernation correctly, and also maintaining the correct temperature throughout. Here is more on that:
I explain the details in post #19.
 
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