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too young to hibernate?
Posted: 29/10/2010 by Kevin

Hi, We have 2 x Marginated tortoises which we got in April this year. They were hatched in July 2009 so are around 16 months old. They are healthy & doing well, although one is much bigger than the other. Shell lengths approx 100mm & 90mm. My question is are they too young to hibernate? & if we should be hibernating them when should we do it & for how long?

Thanks, Kevin

Re: too young to hibernate?
Posted: 30/10/2010 by tpgAli

Hi Kevin,

As its their first time and they are still juveniles i would only hibernate them for about 10 weeks but only do this if they are 100% healthy. Please follow our wind down procedure which you can fine here.



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