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Hibernating outside
Posted: 21/10/2016 by Suzan

My 70+ TGG has always hibernated herself in a flint built structure which would then be packed with straw. She has now been moved to my garden and has a plastic house, designed for small animals. I have added straw bedding. She hasn't emerged for several days and I'm wondering whether she has hibernated. I was considering moving the house to a shed or greenhouse but both would get quite warm in the sun. I don't know what to do for the best.

Re: Hibernating outside
Posted: 21/10/2016 by


It's good that she is outside & will have emptied the 'gut' naturally.
Yes avoid the shed & g'house, - unsuitable.

She will be fine for another week or so in the shelter.

Click on "The Tortoise /..." then the Hibe section. I think you'll have to use the fridge method, which is very safe if carried out meticulously.


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