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Posted: 21/10/2014 by D

I have re-homed 2 tortoise both around 40 years old, a spur-thighed and a hermann.  I have used the Jackson graph to weigh them before hibernation and i'm concerned as they are between the average and low graph lines (nearer the low).  I am following your hibernation guide but would like some advice regarding the safety of hibernate due to their weights.

Re: Hibernation
Posted: 21/10/2014 by Tom


The J.R. is just a guide, try putting your figures in the calculator.
Next year keep monthly weight records, these are invaluable.

Re-post if the calculator results are still of concern.


Re: Hibernation
Posted: 23/10/2014 by D

Thanks Tom i'll be sure to keep my own records from now on.

Another question. I've been using hay as bedding as suggested by the previous owner. If I continue to use hay, will they eat this during wind down?




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