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RE: I am close to giving up Please help

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Posted by: relic37 at Wed Nov 10 08:37:00 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by relic37 ]  
   

I've gone back and re-read your previous threads and you seem to be doing everything reasonably expected to produce good results. Occasionally, unfortunately, nothing works and the turtle dies. And the cause of death might never be determined by you or a vet. It's the way of nature - not all survive.

I realize that this is very discouraging for you, but it's true.

Artificial hibernation? You probably don't have too much to loose at this point - the turtle's internal clock is telling him to go dormant. The main concern is the turtle losing too much water over the dormant period, but if you've done your research, you'll make the environment correct to keep adequate moisture.

Good luck.

(As a side note, my smallest hatchling of the summer was just observed eating for the first time this week - a full 8 weeks after hatching, while others from the same nest have been eating since the second week. Go figure.)


   

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