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TORTOISE HIBERNATION
Basil Tortoise hibernation Tortoise Hotel

Are you worried or stressed about having to deal with hibernating your tortoise during the winter months? Or maybe you don't have the facilities or space to do it yourself.  Fear not, for we have a solution. We offer a hibernation service for tortoises using the safe fridge method.

 

Hibernating your tortoise during the colder months is essential to ensure their health and well-being. The fridge method is a safe and effective way to keep your tortoise in a state of hibernation while reducing the risk of any potential health complications.

 

We can carefully guide you through the entire process using our video and email tutorials or we can prepare and do the hibernation for your tortoise and ensure that they are comfortable throughout the entire period. You can then rest easy knowing that your tortoise is in the best hands possible.

 

Don't let the winter months stress you out any longer. Book our tortoise hibernation service today. Give your tortoise the rest they deserve and enjoy a worry-free winter season.  Find out more about our Tortoise Boarding Service. Click Here

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Are you worried or stressed about having to deal with hibernating your tortoise during the winter months? Or maybe you don't have the facilities or space to do it yourself.  Fear not, for we have a solution. We offer a hibernation service for tortoises using the safe fridge method.

 

Hibernating your tortoise during the colder months is essential to ensure their health and well-being. The fridge method is a safe and effective way to keep your tortoise in a state of hibernation while reducing the risk of any potential health complications.

 

We can carefully guide you through the entire process using our video and email tutorials or we can prepare and do the hibernation for your tortoise and ensure that they are comfortable throughout the entire period. You can then rest easy knowing that your tortoise is in the best hands possible.

 

Don't let the winter months stress you out any longer. Book our tortoise hibernation service today. Give your tortoise the rest they deserve and enjoy a worry-free winter season.

Have you ever considered if your pet is fit to hibernate?

It may come as a surprise, but mid-August is the ideal time to start assessing your tortoise's readiness for hibernation. As the temperatures begin to cool, tortoises start to prepare themselves for the long winter sleep.

 

By mid-August, tortoises should have accumulated sufficient body fat to provide them with enough energy and nutrition throughout hibernation. This body fat is essential as it stores vitamins and water, both of which are crucial to keeping tortoises hydrated and nourished during their winter sleep.

 

Leaving the decision on hibernation until later in the year, such as September or October, is too late. By this point, tortoises will not have enough time to accumulate sufficient body fat, and this could put them at risk of starvation or dehydration during hibernation.

 

It's important to ensure that your tortoise has adequate reserves of body fat, as these will be the primary source of nutrition during hibernation. If the reserves run out too soon, then the animal's body will start using the fat contained within the muscles and internal organs, leading to exhaustion and eventual death.

 

So, if you're a tortoise owner, make sure you start assessing your pet's readiness for hibernation in mid-August. Ensure they have accumulated enough body fat to keep them healthy and nourished throughout their winter sleep. This simple step could help keep your pet happy and healthy throughout the cold winter months.

Essential Tortoise Check 

 

As a responsible reptile owner, it is important to regularly check your pet's health to ensure they are free from any ailments or diseases. When examining your tortoise, make sure to check both eyes for signs of swelling, inflammation, or discharge. If you notice any issues, seek the advice of a veterinarian with experience treating reptile patients.

Questionnaire

 

To ensure that everything goes smoothly, we kindly request you take a few moments to fill out a questionnaire. This will help us tailor a suitable hibernation timeline that perfectly matches your tortoise's needs.

 

Rest assured, your tortoise's safety is our top priority, which is why we only accept tortoises at Tortoise Hotel once they reach the optimal age of 3 years.

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