General Care Discussion :: Hibernation

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:39 pm   Hibernation

Hi, My turtle Mikey is about 2 and 1/2 years old. His size is 5 inches. He is indoors in an aquarium. In the wintertime should I let him hibernate? Would that be in the aquarium or would I dry dock him for hibernation? Thanking you in advance for any information.
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:55 am   Re: Hibernation

Reptiles don't hibernate, they brumate. ;)

Some people decide not to make their turtle brumate because it can be difficult. So it is your call ! I decided not to as temperature never drops under 20 C here.
If you decide to make your turtle enter this state, I suggest you read this first: http://www.redearslider.com/hibernation.html
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Post Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:27 am   Re: Hibernation

Thank you very much PokePony. Very helpful information which I will follow.
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