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RE: Hibernation in KS, above ground, outside

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Posted by: lizardsandspice at Mon Oct 1 15:41:18 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by lizardsandspice ]  
   

Hi,
We had an incident that postponed basically all my thoughts on hibernation. A rat chewed its way into my pen and ate off the front scales and part of the nose of one of my turtles. She had various bites on her shell and other limbs as well. I believe that because my other turtles were better at closing their shells they only suffered small bits. I brought them all inside immediately, and unfortunately the worst turtle came down with an infection that she is just now beginning to recover from. I thought I was going to lose her. I am thinking that I am going to try to incubate the turtles in the storage unit- we do have a basement but it never gets below the mid 60's. I will probably put the 3 that were mostly unscathed down for hibernation in late October after I have verified that they are at the correct weights.

Thanks so much for the information!!!


   

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