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Brumation

Discussion in 'American box turtles' started by MissMarg&me, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. MissMarg&me

    MissMarg&me Well-Known Member

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    So... I am really starting to miss my box turtles. It happens every January. I anticipate it. They have been out since November. When we discovered Miss Marg is Mr Marg we built Pearl her own 5 x 10 enclosure. Two days after completion Pearl went under the leaves. I have not had the opportunity to see her enjoy it. I check on them every day. Well they say "absence makes the heart grow stronger". Just thought this community would understand.
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    I sure do! Our Russian is having a very long brumation this year, due to some unusual weather in October.

    I’m counting the days!
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    I miss mine too!
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    How do you check on them? weigh? Hydrate?
    I have a brumating box, adult male.. Outside...
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    my guys go under for hibernation and i don't see them for months. I worry about them, but they have done great the past couple of years.
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