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RE: Hibernating Greek Tortoise - 1st time

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Posted by: EJ at Sun Feb 5 22:34:02 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

My Hermanns tortoises I never hibernated. I had those 8 years and I don't think the person I got them from ever hibernated them.

My Russians... 5 years was the longest they went without hibernation. I didn't hibernate them this year.

On the flip side because of space constraints I do hibernate Redfoots, Sulcatas, Leopards, Aldabras, Radiateds.

This might sound horrid but they have taught me that the mechanism in tortoises is relatively simple and follows the same line of thought that hibernation is not a necessity. It is totally temperature based as a reptile.

I don't think any tortoise needs to be hibernated if the proper environmental conditions are maintained.

>>Are Your tortoises OK and healthy even if you don't hibernate them? They got no medical problems what so ever? Do you think Russian should be let to hibernate, or do you think all tortoises don't need to be hibernated to maintain good health? Thanks!
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