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  1. Lizards
    So I have been doing a lot of research on Chinese Water Dragons and I just found out that they hibernate! What can I do to prepare for when they hibernate and what should I do when they are in Hibernation? And do they also hibernate in humid places? -Thanks!
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have a approx 2 year old Horsfield tortoise who was a rescue so I assume he has never been hibernated before. He weighs 158g and is 90mm in length and width and 60mm in height. I was planning on doing a 3 week hibernation from 4 January, with a 3 week wind down period. According to the...
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Evening, Some advice please. 2nd weekly check on the tortoise (male, 14 years) during hibernation and noticed he has pooped and almost certainly urinated. I know the urination isn't a good sign so he's been taken out of the fridge and his hibernation ended. A couple of questions on what...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I acquired a tortoise this year. I don't know how old it is, but it isn't young. It has different places to sleep, all outside. It has chosen to go up a 45deg air-raid shelter covered with soil, and a brick stone 'house' on top, where the sun shines in the morning, tends to be the warmest...
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey! 3 months back I adopted an India Flap Shell Turtle. We have provided him with a plastic tank which has water only. For around 2 months he looked very healthy but as soon as winter season arrived and the weather changed suddenly, he avoided eating his food(special turtle food). We provided...
  6. Snakes
    Hi everyone, I need a bit of advice for my male California king snake. He's coming up for 3 years old. He hasn't eaten since between Christmas day and New Year's Eve. He went for a period last summer where he went off food, then his appetite came back with a vengeance and he was incredibly...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    3 years ago I bought this turtle from a guy who could'n care for her anymore. The last 2 winters she hibernated normally but now she won't hibernate or eat. She was asleep for two weeks but now she's awake. Im not sure but I think its a girl, het shield length is 15 cm and she weights 549g. I...
  8. Amphibians
    Does anyone have any advice and guidance on hibernating european amphibians indoors? I have found a source on putting them in spagnhum moss in the fridge however i would like to be sure of this before any loss. This is for species such as midwives, spadefoots , green frog sp. bombina , calamita...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I've got two yellow bellied turtles, so far they have lived inside in a jewel 450L tank. They are around 6 years old both male. They have have now started to fight so I have separated them into two tanks, and each week they swap tanks as one is only a 2ft tank. I'm pretty sure their fight due to...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I inherited a four years old tortoise who has never hibernated before, she stopped eating in november and hibernated in her box in the conservatory for around 4 weeks, she woke up last week and although ive bathed her twice a day put her under a UV lamp and offered her different food which she...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Help!! My four year old tortoise is about 3 weeks into fridge hibernation. Small box in big box with shredded kitchen towel. Made sure he/she opened their bowels before hibernation. Had let him/her settle for a few weeks without checking. About to go away so thought it best to check for signs...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi hoping I can get some advice not quite sure what to do. I'm looking after my Nans tortoise (he is 60 ish) as she isn't well. He went into Hibernation in mid October (usual time for him) but with the warm weather he has woken up! I was going to get him a fridge but it's obviously too late...
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Quick query... Just wondering if anyone has any advice about how long I should hibernate my 4 year old hermann for. He is 335g currently. Jackson Ratio works him out to be a healthy weight for hibernating. Stopped feeding a week ago. Bathing 2-3x a week in warm water for 30mins or so...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have had my hermanns tortoise for 3 months and Im unsure whether to hibernate it. It has been particularly cold recently where i live could this be the best suggestion?
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello all, My son's horsefield, Gil, aged three, appears dead. For the past week he's eaten little, but he's been drinking and bathing. Last autumn he went through a week or so of minimal eating. I've just been to check on him and he was where I left him at 7am this morning. Completely...
  16. Snakes
    Will he go into hibernation come winter?
  17. Snakes
    Can anybody reccomend me a book (a good one on par with likes of Chimaira) that covers, in depth, brumation, hibernation and other seasonal adjustments in Colubrid species please? Thank you.
  18. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I am putting my tortoise into hibernation for the first time - started the process nearly 7 weeks ago, and he is pretty much asleep all the time now (ready to go into fridge hibernation). When I bathed him this morning I noticed a red mark on his shell, about half a centimetre round, looks...
  19. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have two young mediterranean spur-thighed tortoises. They are about 18 months old and I have had them since August 2013 (approx. 15 months). Last year I overwintered them as they were so young and I hadn't had them for long. They were taken to the vet last May as one of them had passed a...
  20. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, We have a Mediterranean Spur Thigh tortoise, he is around 5/6 years old. We haven't hibernated him before but are wondering if we should do it now? He weighs 983 grams (most accurate measurement we could get) and is 20cm long from nose to base of his shell. Any advice appreciated, thank you.
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