Mama Bear (martemom) wrote in swhs,
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Russian Tortoise Questions

Hello everyone, I'm new here.

(sorry this is cross posted, I'm a little desparate)

I have a Russian tortoise (aka Horsfield's tortoise I think) and I've heard that tortoises should hibernate through the winter. I am wondering if any of you know how this should be done to a domesticated indoor tortoise. While he is indoors, he still slows down a lot in the winter and barely eats so I'm thinking that he should probably be in the dark in a box somewhere but I'm afraid I won't know when he wakes up and he'll starve.

Any advice or info would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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