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Avoid Damp BUT Hibernate in Damp Substrate?
Posted: 01/10/2014 by TONY the russian

Horsfield Tortoises:


Many care sheets and experts say avoid damp - due to shell rot and pneumonia etc
But then they say hibernate in damp/moist substrate to help avoid dehydration.
Most also suggest strongly that Horsfields are kept outside in garden, where invariably it is often damp for long periods (and try stopping your Horsfield from going on a roam out of his outdoor box/burrow when he/she feels like it).

Can anybody clarify on this?

Surely, if damp conditions are bad for them, then hibernation is the worst time for them to be in damp moist surroundings?

 

Re: Avoid Damp BUT Hibernate in Damp Substrate?
Posted: 03/10/2014 by Tom

Hello,


You make several interesting points, in two posts on the same day. My attempt to answer can be found on your other post.

Tom

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Posted: 03/10/2014 by Tom


Re: Avoid Damp BUT Hibernate in Damp Substrate?
Posted: 03/10/2014 by Tom


 

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