You're in > TPG Members Forum > Hibernation > charlie

Posted: 08/01/2010 by sherri

could you tell me if this ok  my tortoise charile has be in the fridge for sometime now but i dont if he weight  stilll ok or not he was 551g when he went in the  fridge  now he 530g is this still ok

Re: charlie
Posted: 08/01/2010 by Dave K


Your tortoise is doing fine, thats only a 3.9% of total weight lost. Most people are in agreement that anything up to a 10% loss is safe. Just out of interest how long has the tortoise been in hibernation for?

Re: charlie
Posted: 09/01/2010 by sherri

13 weeks today

Re: charlie
Posted: 10/01/2010 by Dave K

Thats great and you're in the nice position of letting the tortoise continue if you wish or waking him/her up because 13 weeks is a good hibernation length. I feel a Horsfields could go a bit longer with no problems.

Re: charlie
Posted: 13/01/2010 by sherri

thank you he herman tortoise by the way


web designer: