Mar 23, 2020

Care for a Hibernating Turtle

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Hibernation for cold-blooded animals is called "brumation." Many species of temperate-climate turtles and tortoises brumate, or hibernate, in the winter.<ref>https://ift.tt/33GBE4H> Captive tortoises and turtles don't need to hibernate to survive, but annual hibernation periods can increase your odds of breeding success.<ref>http://www.gctts.org/node/80</ref>  Research the needs of your specific pet, and follow these guidelines to safely prepare and care for your hibernating turtle or tortoise. Do not force a sick animal to hibernate, and be wary of drowning, freezing, and starving your pet by accident.
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Hibernation for cold-blooded animals is called "brumation." Many species of temperate-climate turtles and tortoises brumate, or hibernate, in the winter.<ref>https://ift.tt/33GBE4H> Captive tortoises and turtles don't need to hibernate to survive, but annual hibernation periods can increase your odds of breeding success. Research the needs of your specific pet, and follow these guidelines to safely prepare and care for your hibernating turtle or tortoise. Do not force a sick animal to hibernate, and be wary of drowning, freezing, and starving your pet by accident.
   
 
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#Get a vet to check your pet’s health.  Only healthy animals should hibernate. During hibernation, the immune system slows down considerably, and a turtle that was even mildly ill going into hibernation is likely to die during or shortly after the process. Examine your turtle carefully for signs of illness. Even if you see nothing, still have the turtle examined by a veterinarian.<ref>https://ift.tt/3aeyKH9><ref>https://ift.tt/33IA2ru> Signs of illness include:[[Image:Care for a Hibernating Turtle Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
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#Get a vet to check your pet’s health.  Only healthy animals should hibernate. During hibernation, the immune system slows down considerably, and a turtle that was even mildly ill going into hibernation is likely to die during or shortly after the process. Examine your turtle carefully for signs of illness. Even if you see nothing, still have the turtle examined by a veterinarian.<ref>https://ift.tt/33IA2ru> Signs of illness include:[[Image:Care for a Hibernating Turtle Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
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