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RE: Update/another problem

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Posted by: AllenSheehan at Mon Dec 20 20:20:21 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AllenSheehan ]  
   

Linda, after reading your past posts over the last few months I would probably cool that little guy off and let it be for a few months. It sounds like you have tried almost every other option. I would certainly not tube feed that hatchling. Not in 20 years have I ever had to tube feed a turtle. That scenario just sounds tramatic. I also let all mine hibernate every year including three month old hatchlings. They always come out in the spring with very little weight loss and an incredible appetite. What part of the country do you live in? I am not sure what your winters are like so you might need to monitor temps to make sure they are not getting to cold. I live in dallas so I just let mine do what they do naturally but mine are in the native range. I agree with the first responce you got to cool this guy off as this is what they would have done naturally in the wild. They have evolved over millions of years to do this. It will be OK and it appears to me to be the safest option you mentioned. Feel free to shoot me a message if you have any questions

Thanks
Allen Sheehan


   

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