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    Getting 35 Year old Adult Male DT - questions on options for Brumation

    Thank you Rosemary for your response. I'm over in the Hawaiin Gardens/Long Beach CA area, so further south. Temps outside during the cold season drop at the coldest to 35-40, but I'm obviously trying to get a consistent environment for the DT, whether we brumate or keep him up for the fall and...
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    Burmating 30 yr old Desert Tortoise for the 1st time

    My wife and I were talking about this last night, and I think your right. We are of a certain age, where at the time we were kids, they must have been transitioning from the 'latch' kind to today's kind, so lots of people were dumping out the latch kind. We both remember though being really...
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    Getting 35 Year old Adult Male DT - questions on options for Brumation

    Saturday Oct 23rd, we'll be getting a 35 year old Male Desert Tortoise. From reading the Forums, I’ve heard it could take several weeks for them to get used to their new surroundings, but by then we’re hitting November (45 at night, 85 in the day) in So Cal. We will be getting him checked by...
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    Burmating 30 yr old Desert Tortoise for the 1st time

    Thanks Tom (and Yvonne) for the explanation. Definitely not thinking anyone was promoting something to suffocate tortoises, just wasn't aware of the fact that there is enough air. I saw too many Public Service Announcements as a kid saying to never play in an abandoned refrigerator (so assumed...
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    Burmating 30 yr old Desert Tortoise for the 1st time

    Hello! I had a question about the fridge option. I might be missing something but is the door actually closed? I'm thinking a closed refrigerator would result in suffocation. Can someone please chime in? I think I'm missing something here. Thank you!!
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