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Russian tortoise infertility

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Posted by: jordiC at Sun Jun 7 11:51:51 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jordiC ]  
   

Hello. I have a group of RT. Most of the animals have reached the breeding size but I have infertility problems. They are kept all the active period outside and hibernate them in a garage (they bury in autum but I donīt let them hibernate outside because I amb afraid of rainy winters). They are fed a natural diet (wild plants taken from edible plants lists plus some supermarket greens). They look healthy and are active, but most females donīt make eggs. I wonder if they need aestivation as part of the reproductive cicle.In July-August, when plants are dry some bury completely, I only know they are there because of the removed earth. Itīs different from the retiring holes they make in spring.I think the stimulus to enter aestivation in the heat and the drying of the food stuff. Itīs possible that if I didnīt offer food they would all bury.
Has anyone let them aestivate and then enter hibernation strightforward as they do in nature?



   

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