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Stop trying to hibernate my THL?

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Posted by: danec020 at Fri Dec 16 11:45:18 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by danec020 ]  
   

I recently got a THL who has been a complete joy. She has been eating regularly up until around the end of September. I figured she was trying to empty her stomach to begin hibernating since she began to stay buried longer.

Through out the process she would go down for a week and then come up for a day or two, then repeat. I figured this was ok since she was probably just trying to find warmer spots in the tank and would probably do the same in the wild?

So to make a long story short she has come up now and is regularly coming out every day. The temps in the low are around ~60 (which I know isn't that cold) and the highs are around ~74. With winter still here I know the temps are going to drop down again below 60s and I can keep her cage warm or just let her be and hopefully she will dig herself in the ground.

My concerns is the inconstant temperature might be unhealthy for her. Any suggestions? Warm her up and let her get back to a normal schedule or just keep the lights off and let her do her thing?

PS: She is still fat and healthy looking, just don't want to be starving the poor girl if she is ready to get up.


   

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