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Boys awake-overwinter advice please!!
Posted: 06/11/2010 by janiels

Me again sorry

Both awake have been drinking and eating already-seem fine.Click and drag me down to the editor

I think I will probably over winter for peace of mind now...any suggestions/advice gratefully received-don't want to mee this up too!

Thank you and if anyone elses torts have gone down already for goodness sake check them! Realise it just must have been too early for mine but I honestly thought they were ready-their tunnels were so deep and they were so slow.

Never mind-I guess we do our best

But-ant advice re over wintering welcome

Thanks Janie xx

Re: Boys awake-overwinter advice please!!
Posted: 06/11/2010 by DavidWYork

I would not be worried yet. I have 2 active T. Ibera, whilst supposed to be winding down, are still sluggishly shuffling in shed these warm days. Once temp drops below 10 degrees( and it will!), your boys will be hibernating, Our seasons always have these transitional times. For us largely outdoor tort keepers, it means we have to be really vigilant. Check regularly that they havent turned over, give warm baths if really awake...and wait for the chill! One year, in the 1980's I had a female lay eggs outdoors in the middle of February, it was so warm. That's what makes tort keeping far from boring!  All the best, David in York

Re: Boys awake-overwinter advice please!!
Posted: 07/11/2010 by janiels

Thanks David

I think I panicked a bit yesterday and now they are awake so I am going to have to over winter them, but lesson learnt...hibernation is such a tricky time and last year was the first time I had done it and it was ok. Never mind-I will go for the overwintering as they have now eaten and bathed and are loking at me with those pleading eyes....Good luck with yours-and good luck to everyone alse ou there too-and thank you for getting back to me.

Janie x


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