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RE: Allen or someone else can you tell me

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Posted by: jack at Tue Dec 28 18:29:15 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jack ]  
   

I hibernate my baby turtles out side. I keep them separate from the adults, in a small enclosure. Baby box turtles can climb almost straight up the sides of their enclosure, so you have to take extra precautions. In late October I dig a hole in their enclosures about a foot deep and about a foot wide. I will back fill this with soft compost so it’s easy for them to dig down deep. I pile the compost high and in November I place lots of leaves on top. The leaves help to shed water away from were they are. They also help keep the ground from freezing, and they also help keeping the ground cold if we get an early warm spell. In the spring I will start to remove the leaves and wait till they dig them self out of the compost. I have done this for 6 years now and have never last a baby.
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