Individual characteristics around hibernation

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Individual characteristics around hibernation

Postby Sue Doxat » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:49 am

Glad to say Ernie is just coming out of hibernation for the ninth year with me, can almost see a cheeky grin peeking out from between his concealed legs. He was overwintered the first year I had him and is now 15 years old. Ofcourse I'm grinning ear to ear to see him awake again. I follow all the hibernation guidelines and he is usually very straightforward I'm glad to say. It seems that once he has had a drink and eaten he will wander off in search of something to "love" within two or three days! He doesn't seem to waste much time. I just wondered if this is typical of a t.g.g.
We all make sure our torts are wound down, colder, darker, and gut empty but well hydrated before hibernation. It seems many of us actively need to place our animals in the water but guess it's because we are controlling when they hibernate and may not be when they would choose.
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Re: Individual characteristics around hibernation

Postby Sandy » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:33 pm

Sue Doxat wrote:Glad to say Ernie is just coming out of hibernation for the ninth year with me, can almost see a cheeky grin peeking out from between his concealed legs. He was overwintered the first year I had him and is now 15 years old. Ofcourse I'm grinning ear to ear to see him awake again. I follow all the hibernation guidelines and he is usually very straightforward I'm glad to say. It seems that once he has had a drink and eaten he will wander off in search of something to "love" within two or three days! He doesn't seem to waste much time. I just wondered if this is typical of a t.g.g.
We all make sure our torts are wound down, colder, darker, and gut empty but well hydrated before hibernation. It seems many of us actively need to place our animals in the water but guess it's because we are controlling when they hibernate and may not be when they would choose.



I find most males are the same:0)
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Re: Individual characteristics around hibernation

Postby Stuart » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:09 am

Sandy wrote:
Sue Doxat wrote:Glad to say Ernie is just coming out of hibernation for the ninth year with me, can almost see a cheeky grin peeking out from between his concealed legs. He was overwintered the first year I had him and is now 15 years old. Ofcourse I'm grinning ear to ear to see him awake again. I follow all the hibernation guidelines and he is usually very straightforward I'm glad to say. It seems that once he has had a drink and eaten he will wander off in search of something to "love" within two or three days! He doesn't seem to waste much time. I just wondered if this is typical of a t.g.g.
We all make sure our torts are wound down, colder, darker, and gut empty but well hydrated before hibernation. It seems many of us actively need to place our animals in the water but guess it's because we are controlling when they hibernate and may not be when they would choose.



I find most males are the same:0)


You are speaking about tortoises, yes?
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Re: Individual characteristics around hibernation

Postby Sandy » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:43 am

I find most males are the same:0)[/quote]

You are speaking about tortoises, yes?[/quote]


Of course:0)
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Re: Individual characteristics around hibernation

Postby Stuart » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:50 pm

Sandy wrote:
Sandy wrote:I find most males are the same:0)


jso wrote:You are speaking about tortoises, yes?



Of course:0)


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