Box Turtle Burrowing to Sleep

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Hi everyone! I’m a new box turtle owner. I’ve had Sammie for about 2 months now! In the past week, he’s been burrowing in his substrate to sleep and isn’t moving around as much. He’s usually pretty active climbing and trampling his enclosure, and I feel like he’s been acting a little odd.
Any suggestions? Is this normal behavior? His temp/humidity hasn’t changed and he’s indoors.
 

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It's most likely that the the season is changing and he senses it.
 

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Thanks for the insight everyone. Yes, he’s an eastern box. Will he try to hibernate even though he’s indoors? The adoption agency I got him from told me not to hibernate him because he’s had issues in the past.
 
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