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RE: aldebras!

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Posted by: EJ at Tue Sep 21 12:38:18 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

Aldabras are not known to hibernate. In all actuality... no tortoise truely hibernates. The environment cools down to where the metabolism slows down. The lower the temperature the slower the metabolism. I learned from observing my larger tortoises such as the sulcata and leopards that this can occur with them. I also learned from those folks who keep Sulcatas in the north that this occurs with them also.

I come to find out that this also works with Aldabras but I do not recommend or suggest that anyone else try this at home. It can be very risky.

>>"box them up" -- do you mean that they hibernate? i didn't know that the giant breeds did that!
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