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Has anybody else’s tortoises woken early this year?

Discussion in 'Greek tortoises' started by charlygal123, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. charlygal123

    charlygal123 New Member

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    Hi there!
    So I’m from the south east in the uk and I’ve had my torts a good few years now and I’m in the swing as far as hibernation goes! Well I thought that I was. This year however my torts I have woken a little early , both of them. I have a marginated and a Greek. both woke up within a day of each other, last week. I went out to check on them and yes they are both awake. So i brought them in and got the heat lamps out! Currently there in a huge empty bookcase (well it’s not empty now obviously) in my spare bedroom! I don’t mind as such because it means I get to spend longer with them this year. I was just wondering if anybody else’s had arisen early? Or if perhaps it was just the temperature in my shed? I had a feeling it was going to be too warm for them when I checked the thermometer about two weeks ago! Both of the tortoises are fine they are eating going to the toilet and being themselves. So I’m more than a little relieved about that! I was just wondering if there’s anything I can do in the future to get the temperature more suitable for their hibernation. Thanks in advance!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    I saw a box turtle out and about the other day. This has been one of the mildest winters I can remember here in the Central Valley of California. We've only had a handful of night cold enough to leave frost on the ground in the morning, and the days are always at least 55F but mostly warmer.

    If you can learn how to do refrigerator hibernation that's the way to go.
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    Carol S Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    They are all still asleep.
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    I can only think the warm weather. I'm in the north east of the UK, and most days the temperature has been 8 or so C.
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