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Posted: 02/10/2010 by yoda

Hi when hibernating tortoises in a mini fridge do they get enough air circulating through and are they kept stable in between 3-7 degrees



Re: fridges
Posted: 03/10/2010 by TPGDave

Hi there,

When you say mini fridge do you mean the beer/wine cooler type, usually glass fronted? Its just that I've sern some tiny novelty fridges recently that would be entirely unsuitable.

With the cooler types, they can hold a stable tempersture but set them up well in advance. Opening the door once a day allows sufficient air circulation or you can have a small aquarium pump pumping air into the fridge constantly if you prefer. Hibernating tortoises habe a very low oxygen requirement and their respiration rate is much reduced.


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