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My tortoise is hibernating, and I have questions. My 5 year
My 5 year old Mediterranean (I think) tortoise is kept indoors, in an enclosure with sand on the bottom. He started hibertnating on his own 4 days ago by sleeping in/staying under his "tunnel". He's never done that for more than 2 days before. I did take him out twice to confirm that he looked fine (he did). I did soak him for 10 minutes in water about 7 days ago, and he did drink. Should I mix soil in the sand to keep him moist? I'm also concerned because the temperature in my apartment is around 69 degrees. Do I need to keep him cooler? How? … read more
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Anna
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My RES didn't want to be in the water. Insisted in hiding in
My RES didn't want to be in the water. Insisted in hiding in my pantry under a bunch of towels. It has been like that for the last 4 days. I know that some brumate but on this one I have no info id sh… read more
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We have a box turtle, and she has had her arms and legs out
we have a box turtle, and she has had her arms and legs out for a while, she is more lethargic than usual and will not eat. She has always been a picky eater, but she is around 35 … read more
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, I was trying to ask a few questions re. A box turtle.
Hello, I was trying to ask a few questions re. A box turtle. I posted it 2 days ago for a reptile expert, no luck with reply yet.… read more
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I think my turtles may have died during hibernation, they normally
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I am getting a box turtle who went into hibernation this fall.
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I have acquired an Eastern Box Turtle. My eastern box turtle
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I found Fred in summer 2011 in middle of busy street in town.
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Hello Joan it's been awhile. First Maizy is now 4" and Agua is now 3 1/2" on December 13 they will be a year with me and were acquired at 5 months. They live in a 55 gal. no substrate, (8 months old) … read more
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My turtle is an Eastern Box turtle about 3 years old, she is
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My three-toedeastern box turtle is hibernating, however when
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I have a map turtle that is in a indoor pond. I live in new
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i have three yellow bellied slider turtles, two of which are
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I have 2 tortoises. One has come out of hibernation & is normal.
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Our turtle died suddenly. His light had busted over his
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I have a baby 3-toed box turtle about the size of a half-dollar
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feed him for a few weeks and then set up a hybernation box
I have a Three Toed Box Turtle. We are in N. AZ and the weather is getting cold, so I've put him (or her) in a large aquarium. Should I not feed him for a few weeks and then set up a hybernation box? … read more
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