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RE: Hibernating Greek Tortoise - 1st time

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Posted by: EJ at Wed Feb 1 11:10:58 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

A thought... It might help those that are interested if you could provid some refererences that hibernation is necessary or even beneficial if the tortoise is provided with the conditions that the tortoise needs to survive and thrive.

>>Ed,is the adaptation you are talking about your opinon, or is it a known fact? I have seen some Northern water turtles go off feed at the hint of cold weather in captivity in Florida as the weather warms they swim around and burn off weight but do not eat. This seems to indacate they get genetic seasonal signal built into the species and not the individual animal. Dont know please explane with a reference. VM
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