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Posted by: Linda G at Tue Dec 28 19:25:10 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Linda G ]  
   

I am feeling more confident with my decision to hibernate him. I truly think that he was left outside too long and could not come back to his pre-hibernation state in spite of everything I have done and I have done everything that people asked me to. He is in a rubbermaid container with a secure lid with air holes punched in it. I did potting soil and sand along with sphagnon moss that I wet well. I am keeping him at about 52-55 degrees and have a temp and humidity gauge in the container with him which I check two times a day without disturbing him. His humidity is staying about 75-80 right now. I did alot of reading and I know how important high humidity is.

Thanks again, this is the first time I have had to hibernate a box turtle and was very frightened by it. In spite of what the outcome is I will have to live with it. I could not sit by and watch him starve to death. He had not eaten in 3 months and had started to lose weight.

Linda


   

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