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Posted: 15/12/2008 by sherri

Click and drag me down to the editorhello i am new too this group and i read lots of  site about tortoise as i really wanted too get one so i have too say i know everything about them there is too know i was thinking of getting  indian star  as you dont have be in   hibernation and the whole thing really worries me  as  when i was  a kid i used too watch blue perer and they put there tortoise in to  hibernation  and when it was time for them too get him out   they opened the boxes up and the poor tortoies was full off ants and  everything   he had died  and it just really shocked me  but i do really want too get a marginated or hermann  as i really  love them but think i just need a bit of help getting over that and also when they stop eating is that when you know there ready?

Re: hi
Posted: 15/12/2008 by ElaineTPG

Hi Sherri, Welcome to the list. There are many non hibernating tortoises, in order to own one of these their specific needs like all tortoises need to be met ALL year round and this can prove expensive and may need more long term planning too. Hibernation has came a long way since Blue Peter and the methods are far more exact. Please feel free to read all of our care sheets they are under the heading THE TORTOISE in the menu bar to the left. You can also browse our recommended breeders list under the BREEDERS and VETS heading. By reading these you may feel more drawn to an individual species. I think once you get a tortoise is when the real learning begins and i'm sure you will enjoy this.

Good luck



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