can a 2 year old tortoise hibernate?

by alannah

hey I have a 2 year old spur thigh tortoise. I only got her at chrismas and ever sinse i got her she asnent eaten anything she has been sleeping for the past 5 days and i don`t know if she is hibernating or not. i know she is alive because i toched her leg and she flinched. i weighed her before she started and she was about 120 grams. i don`t know what weight she is suposed to be. can someone please help and tell me what weight she should be ?

thanks x

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Jan 31, 2011
Young Tortoise
by: Shelly

First of all, I don't recommend hibernating a young tortoise.

Do you have the correct lighting and heating?

Are you soaking your tortoise in lukewarm water each day? This should come to the height where the top and bottom shells join.

It's good that you weighed your pet at the beginning. The important thing is to compare the first weight with the weight now.

The best thing you can do for your pet is to see a vet. Take the information you have about weight with you.

When you know what is happening, please post back here so others can learn from your experiences.

Keep it slow and steady.

Jan 30, 2011
by: Anonymous

Its always advisable to take your Tortoise to a Vet, or as soon as you receive a new pet, or anytime you plan to have a Tortoise go into hibernation. It sounds like yours may need a visit to confirm its good health.

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