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Too late to start hibernating?

Discussion in 'Advanced Tortoise Topics' started by Mogwai, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Mogwai

    Mogwai New Member

    Oct 25, 2016
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    I have two tortoises called Ronnie and Reggie. I believe they are Hermann tortoises, but not definite. Inherited them from my brother in law a couple of years ago after his daughter lost interest in them, and I still have not got hold of the certificate that came with them when he bought them.

    Ronnie weighs 331 g and is 11.5 cm long.

    Reggie weighs 333g and is 11 cm long.

    They both seem to want to be hibernating, but I wasn't sure if they are a healthy weight and size to be hibernated yet?

    Would really appreciate some feedback.

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  2. Gillian Moore

    Gillian Moore Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2014
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    HI @Mogwai and a very warm welcome to the forum. :)

    Adorable torts! :<3:

    Please read the "Beginners Mistakes" Thread as well as the care sheets available.

    There is also a section on "Hibernation" which should help answer your question.
  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

    Jan 23, 2008
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    Clovis, CA
    We usually tell people to keep a new-to-tortoise up their first winter with you. This gives you a chance to get to know the animal and understand if it is healthy enough to hibernate.
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