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RE: Hibernating Greek Tortoise - 1st time

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Posted by: katieb at Fri Feb 3 11:23:37 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by katieb ]  
   

Ed,
As the person that initiated this thread, I would like to say that I appreciate your knowledge and opinion. I did not intend to start a big argument about the benefits of hibernation. I do not have an extensive knowledge base about tortoises other than the research I have done on the internet and a couple of books I purchased when we acquired Spartacus. My common sense intuition tells me that it is not likely going to be a successful attempt at hibernation here in Phoenix when the temps are in the mid-70's during the day. I think I will go with that and do the best we can to keep him warm, fed, watered, and happy. If I am worried about the low temps, I will just bring him back inside for a few weeks. That is why we originally selected a small tortoise, because even at his full size, we can bring him in if needed for awhile.

Thanks again! I am sorry that the thread went sour.

Kate


   

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