I've owned two tortoises but lost one when they woke up to early from hibernation (not sure of all the details as I was young) Then other I had from a small baby and was gorgeous ickle thing but got bladder stones and died.
I would love another but I don't feel there is enough info out there to help me look after them correctly.
toby1 I've read about fridge hibernation but worry about what would happen with power cuts??
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Gladys it takes an incredible amount of energy for a tortoise to come out of hibernation. If the temp has been going up and down during his sleep he will have used up vital reserves, therefore the waking process can prove very dangerous. This is why fridge hibernation is safe. Power cuts arent a problem really if you check on the fridge daily.
scallywag: Nice to see you back alfiemummy . Hope alls well ? Business thriving ?
Oct 3, 2019 7:20:24 GMT
alfiemummy: Oops sorry I've nipped on here a couple times but didn't check the shout box! Yes all good here thanks business doing very well at the moment, I'm exhausted most days! Hope all is well with everyone
Oct 22, 2019 23:22:40 GMT
scallywag: Speaking for myself , all fine here , just old age creeping into Beaus life now sadly
Oct 23, 2019 6:15:57 GMT
alfiemummy: Ah yes the same problem here too!
Oct 26, 2019 14:40:16 GMT