Sulcata or Desert

AZGirl

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Has yours already gone into hybernation?
Yes, we got a cold spell just before Halloween. He was already slowing down, Imhad him out for a soak in warmest part of day in sun and I guess he decided that was it. He went to sleep. I called vet to see when I took him in last fall. It was September, so I know he went to sleep in Oct of 2019 also. I didn’t know as much then as I do now, so I kind of worry more. He’ll have colder temps this year than last during his sleep. I also think I let him sleep too long last season. He woke up in early March when I was running vacuum in the room. I’m sort of afraid to check him. Esp after @socalKaren lost hers last Spring. 😢💔
 

Deigo

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Yes, we got a cold spell just before Halloween. He was already slowing down, Imhad him out for a soak in warmest part of day in sun and I guess he decided that was it. He went to sleep. I called vet to see when I took him in last fall. It was September, so I know he went to sleep in Oct of 2019 also. I didn’t know as much then as I do now, so I kind of worry more. He’ll have colder temps this year than last during his sleep. I also think I let him sleep too long last season. He woke up in early March when I was running vacuum in the room. I’m sort of afraid to check him. Esp after @socalKaren lost hers last Spring. 😢💔
So you keep him in your room? What do you keep him in? What temp is your room?
 

AZGirl

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So you keep him in your room? What do you keep him in? What temp is your room?

He is in Laundry room, dbl cardboard box sitting on a table. We don’t go in there a lot, except to do laundry. I need to get a thermometer. We are not heating that part of house and I like my house on colder side. So I cannot say for sure what temp is, but I’d say it hasn’t been over 50 since he went to sleep. Prob lowers to 40-45 when outside is 23. That’s on my list to go buy thermometer so I can be sure. It’s very cool to pretty darn cold.

last year, I know I had his temps too high, up to 60.😳 trying to do a better job this year. 💜🙏🇺🇸
We live in 5300 elevation in AZ. So gets much colder than low desert.
 

Deigo

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He is in Laundry room, dbl cardboard box sitting on a table. We don’t go in there a lot, except to do laundry. I need to get a thermometer. We are not heating that part of house and I like my house on colder side. So I cannot say for sure what temp is, but I’d say it hasn’t been over 50 since he went to sleep. Prob lowers to 40-45 when outside is 23. That’s on my list to go buy thermometer so I can be sure. It’s very cool to pretty darn cold.

last year, I know I had his temps too high, up to 60.😳 trying to do a better job this year. 💜🙏🇺🇸
We live in 5300 elevation in AZ. So gets much colder than low desert.
What do you put in the box?
 
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