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Oldies hibernation
Posted: 01/03/2016 by sharonive@fsmail.net

I am the carer of 4 elderly tortoises in hibernation the eldest being 50+ when can I expect them to awake and is there something special I should be doing for them. They went into hibernation by themselves as usual in October and are outside in an hutch with the usual protection by their late owner.

Re: Oldies hibernation
Posted: 01/03/2016 by Tom

Hello,


It will depend on many factors, e.g. how deep in the soil they have buried themselves, how much sun the hutch gets, & the prevailing weather.

It's usually about the end of March, but be vigilant in warm periods from now on.

The period after emergence is critical. Click on "The Tortoise / .." box & print off the Hibernation pages.

Tom

 

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