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  1. Snakes
    Hello I'm new to this forum site so excuse if it's already been asked I have two (red/albino) cornsnakes in one enclosure. I don't know if they're related or not, because the previous owners did not know. They have been going from owner to owner for a couple of years until they came to me, so...
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello all. I have done some researching on Tortoises and hibernating. I read that tropical tortoises dont need hybernating at all. Do Spur Thighed HAVE to be hibernated if so what are the consequences if you dont hybernate them? The one I am getting has already been hibernated this year so I...
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi there, my son purchased a young russian tortoise (less than a year old). it seems to have dug a pit and hibinated. so we've turned the heat lamp off. However, bit worried how long he should he hibinating (if at all??). should we wake him and if so whats the safest way of doing this? sorry...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I'm new to this website so not sure exactly what I'm doing, just need some advice on my new Horsefield's. I have owned 2 young Horsefields in the past, but never hibernated them. My new friends :) are coming to live with me in a couple of weeks. They are 11 years old and 1 male 1 female...
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    My 14-month old Horsfield has started slowing down recently and isn't interested in eating and would sleep all day if I let her. I'm presuming she's getting ready for hibernation and have reading up on this but still am slightly confused. When can I start the 2 week winding down period? How long...
  6. Shelled Care Sheets
    Hey, I have had my tortoise just over a year now, and I am ready to put him into hibernation.... I just want to make sure he is healthy?? He is a three year old Turkish Spur Thigh Tortoise, weighing in at 247g (weighed 31.10.12) and no signs of runny noses, gooey eyes ect..... Think its...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I did a bit of research and found that red footed tortoise don't hibernate are they good first shelled pets? And are there any other non hibernating species?
  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I've recently brought a one year old tortoise, Herb. He seems to be really happy in his new house, but one thing i'm not sure about; wether I HAVE to hibernate it this year as it's quite young, and it would be rather difficult as where I live it is quite cold so I wouldn't want to put him...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey everyone. Just thought I would post on here asking for some advice. I own 2 Herman Tortoises, Every year their eating patterns are ok and as they are both young I've always followed my vets advice and not hibernated them. Now the problem I'm having is the bigger of the two has been asleep...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    So just after A Little Advice As Snakes are Usually My Thing. I know that most non-hibernating species grow to be quite large, larger than most hibernating species anyways. I know there is a big debate whether over wintering a hibernating species does it long term damage etc , with people...
  11. Snakes
    hi i have a 2009 royal python that i got from the kidder show and its my first winter with royals. she seem to be hiding in her hide and not wanting to feed, is she in hibernation? all my new borns are fully active and feeding well. so just wanna check !!!
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Too light to hibernate Hi, I have an adult female Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise that I've kept for many years. She's had a very lean year and is currently 275mm carapace length and 2.45kg, Jackson's ratio 0.12. Obviously not good, though she has been apparently healthy. I don't have...
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi there This is our first year for hibernation with our two rescue torts, one is 14 years and the other 9 years and both have hibernated previously without a problem, though not with us. After almost a month of wind down, no food, light going off etc followed exactly to the step we have...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I was wondering if I could ask some advice. I am planning to hibernate my 08 & 09 hatchlings for the first time and am a bit confused whether they are underweight or not. I'm very nervous about hibernating them for the first time and just wanted some advice and to check I'm doing...
  15. Snakes
    I was told two weeks ago to put my adult corns together to breed them without hibernating them so I did a couple of times but never saw a lock. Now its time to hibernate them I was going to but I don't know if they have lock and she could be gravid What should I do about hibernating her...
  16. Snakes
    Well, I was reading an article by a European keeper earlier this week stating how he hibernates his cold-climate species in a fridge at around 4-5 degrees celsius... this sounds like a very nice idea in theory but I thought I'd bring it up here in case anybody has anything pertinent to say on...
  17. Amphibians
    I’m trying to hibernate my fire belly toads. I’ve tried to read up on it but I’m very confused. Can you please help? This is what I know so far: Firstly I need to spend a week gradually making the water cooler. Within a week it needs to get to 50F or 10C. How do I do this? I don’t have...
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