Hibernating a 1 1/2 year old spur thigh tortoise
Phebs in the summer enjoying a raspberry
Hi there, my spur-thigh tortoise hatched in June '09 and has been a super problem free girl (her name is Phoebe) this summer she hasn't stopped eating and her weight and size were spot on for her age. However the last 5-6 weeks she has not woke up and will not eat. Naturally I've been waking her up and placing her under the lamp to keep warm and giving her warm baths to try and encourage drinking, but she is completely not interested. The last few days I've left her to see if she'll wake up or anything but no she's kept herself buried. So my question is what should i do? Keep waking her up and trying to feed/drink or let her just sleep as hopefully come spring in a few months she'll wake back up... I've been told not to hibernate her this year and start next year as she will be a bit bigger so is she sort of semi hibernating herself already?
Any advice would be great =)