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Hibernation
Posted: 17/11/2022 by Jmrivers

Hi!

I am a new tortoise owner, I inherited a HORSEFIELD tortoise in February from an elderly relative. His name is Arthur and he is 6 or 7 years of age. The last few weeks he is refusing to eat and is sleeping all the time! Sometimes I canít get him out of his hut. I believe he is trying to hibernate but Iím worried as heís never hibernated before and unsure on the whole process! Iím also worried heís too underweight. I have upped his heat lamp and have his UV light on at least 12 hours to trick him into thinking itís summer but it seems that itís not working either. Please can you advise?! Thank you 

 

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