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Post Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:44 pm   Brumation

My red eared sliders are sleeping for a week at a time and then I wake them up for a hour swim and then let them go back to sleep again. Is this OK for partial brumation. They are 4 & 5 years old. During this time they do not eat. Some help here would be appreciated.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:04 pm   Re: Brumation

If these RES are kept indoors, then you really shouldn't let them brumate. How long have you had them?
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:09 pm   Re: Brumation

steve wrote:If these RES are kept indoors, then you really shouldn't let them brumate. How long have you had them?

I have had them almost a year. The younger one had an issue with her plastron so she had to be out of the water for months to heal and that is why they went into brumation I believe. I was going to leave them for another week and then slowly wake them up. Does that sound OK?
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:44 pm   Re: Brumation

I don't know all the details of how they were kept, nor do I familiarize myself with the brumation process. Slowly waking them up should be the right way to go, but I don't know when and how.
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