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Hibernation

SamanthaLouise

New Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2019
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24
Location (City and/or State)
Rothwell
Hi, first year of hibernating a marginated tortoise. When does he come out of hibernation? Should I be doing anything? Hes been tucked away now since end of October.
 

Tom

The Dog Trainer
10 Year Member!
Platinum Tortoise Club
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Jan 9, 2010
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Location (City and/or State)
Southern California
How and where did you hibernate him? What part of the word is Rothwell in? What has the current weather been like where you are?
 

SamanthaLouise

New Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2019
Messages
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Location (City and/or State)
Rothwell
Hi Tom,
he is in a box of hay in a hutch in the shed which has some insulation on the window and floor. We havent opened up the hutch to look as didnt want to disturbe him. Temp on thermometer in shed is saying just over 10 degrees. Rothwell is in northamptonshire. Weather has been steady. Been very cold at night time aand it's a bit chilly today even though the sun is out. Wearywr is saying 9 degrees today and varying between that at 6 at the moment.
 

SamanthaLouise

New Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2019
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Location (City and/or State)
Rothwell
Weather is about 12 degrees today and will continue for few days but then dropping again to about 7. Dont want him to wake and not have access to food etc.
 
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