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Not the first time I've heard of it but it is the first time I've seen it. I don't think the others kept food in there with them though. "Honey the BBQ sauce is behind the tortoise" :)

Thanks for posting it. I laughed too.

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That is so very cute! I could totally see my grandma doing that very same thing. Made me giggle...thanks for sharing!! :)
 

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I know their hybernating, but...goodness...Is that healthy? what happens if they dont hybernate?
 

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Dutton, I agree. Doesn't it look like some are trying to climb out? What if you open the door and they fall out? Although it sounds like she certainly has a clue.

Some look like Russians, what are the rest? Anyone? Danny?
 

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I think it was a photo op. In reality, when they are ready to hibernate the lady wraps them in tea towells. And none of the animals in the photo were wrapped. I hibernate some of my tortoises in chest-type freezers (unplugged). The tortoises are in boxes and the freezers are stuffed with shredded newspaper. Quite a few folks hibernate in refrigerators, but you can't go by that picture.

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Tell me how do they breathe in there? How cold does it get? Are they like bears? Do they know that their hibernating? Dale doesn't hibernate so I know nothing about this. Very interesting to see though. :( Candy
 

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Everything slows way down, including respiration. You are supposed to open the door every so often to allow an exchange of air. In my case, with the chest-type freezers, I place a pencil across one corner to keep the lid from shutting tightly.

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