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RE: Update/another problem

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Posted by: jack at Sun Dec 19 09:47:32 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jack ]  
   

Let your turtle hibernate. You can’t fight Mother Nature. I learned this the hard way to. My new hatchlings are outside right now hibernating. It’s 20 degrees outside right now. At first I did not think that they would survive but Mother Nature know what she is doing and I have never lost one over the winter. Each spring when they come out they eat any thing that moves in front of them. It might be too late to hibernate them out side if the ground is frozen were you are. I have a friend who hibernates his in a pail filled with moist soil in his unheated basement. He keeps the pail right on the concrete floor, so that it wicks up the cold from the floor, but its never that cold that it freezes. I have also read of people hibernating their box turtles in there lettuce crisper in the refrigerator. Also buy not having to take care of your turtle for the winter you will get yourself recharged and more excited about them when he comes out in the spring.

Jack
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