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Discussion in 'Marginated tortoises' started by salemkat, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. salemkat

    salemkat New Member

    Dec 22, 2015
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    I am in two minds about hibernating my margie. He is just over two years old I have read so many conflicting things about age and size.

    I need some advice on the subject, please. Part of me is afraid to hibernate him as I do not want to make a mistake at the same time I do not want to cause him any long term damage by not doing it. I have noticed the last couple of days he had been later getting up and eating very little.

    I live in the UK
  2. JoesMum

    JoesMum Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Oct 26, 2011
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    They don’t have to be hibernated. We don’t recommend hibernating them in the first year of ownership as you don’t fully know the health and habits of your tort.

    Personally, I don’t like hibernating them when under 500g weight either. They need some bulk to see through the period.
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