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Sonoran Desert Tortoise Awake in Scottsdale

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by KateZ, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. KateZ

    KateZ Member

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    Anyone’s desert tortoise waking in Arizona? My guy was out and about today Walking around in his habitat. I soaked him and gave him a bite of watermelon but thought it would still be a few more weeks before he emerged.

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Here in Central Calif. The weather has been beautiful, however, the nights are still very cold. My deserts and Texans are still sound asleep.
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    My two texans are already awake, obviously at nights they hide in their cave.
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    Thanks guys.
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    We are in Glendale and LeBron came out about a month ago when we had that streak in the 80's- but went back when it cooled off. Hope to see him out again soon!
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    my DT is not awake yet. They don't usually get up till the first week of April. Sometimes a DT, especially males, will sleep in later in the spring. My vet said the females get up in April to start eating and getting the nutrition they will need for their bodies to make eggs. The males, of course, don't have that need so can afford to be a bit more lazy in the spring.
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    I noticed quite a few box turtles out and about yesterday, but still no desert tortoises.
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    All 3 of my desert torts where out yesterday but the boxys are still a sleep .
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    Both of my Male DT came out yesterday
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