First one this year

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Re: First one this year

Postby Tortoise Trust » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Graham Ray wrote:No more forced hibernation for me in future I lost some tortoises last winter because thinking they were hibernating only to realise too later that they could wake, feed and then become torpid again !!!!!!


They definitely mate late in the year (I saw some only yesterday doing so). Those eggs, however, will not be laid until next spring. As for getting up and even feeding, again, yes - they do. Depends entirely on the weather. In warm spells, they can be active intermittently.
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