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I have a pet Desert Tortoise that lives in my enclosed courtyard

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I have a pet Desert Tortoise that lives in my enclosed courtyard in southern Arizona. He normally comes out of hibernation in March or April. He is still hibernating. I'm wondering if he's ill and if I should take him out of his burrow under the bush.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 6 months ago.
Hello,My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.Have your temperatures been cooler than normal this year?How was the tortoise before hibernation? Eating Drinking normally?Joan