WAKING UP !!
HI everyone. I thought I would write about waking from hibernation as I have received lots of emails from worried owners.. The weather has been so cold that every thing is late this year.Normally most would wake from mid March to the end of the month but because of the snow/cold they are still not awake. Or ,if they have they are very very sluggish. None of mine are awake yet and of course it is a worrying time but you can't force them to wake up. Whilst they are sleeping they are not using energy so are fine. I understand the worry about enough weight to sustain them but there is not much to do other than wait. If you are concerned after checking that your tortie is very light in weight then you can bring it indoors so that it will wake slowly in the house . It is not a good idea however to put it under a lamp because it won't be long before it goes back into the garden with the cooler temperature. Of course I am on tender hooks and I check 3 times a day !!The weather is meant to be warmer early next week so hopefully we will all be busy bathing and breathing a sigh of relief !!