HIBERNATION

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JEFFREY
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ANYWAY, TOOK OUT ALL BUT ABOUT ONE THIRD OF HIS WATER AND PUT IN LOTS OF LEAVES AND MUD FOR HIM TO DIG INTO. BUT.. EVERYTIME I GO CHECK ON HIM HE HAS HIS HEAD POKED OUT!! WHY IS HE NOT HIBERNATING? HE SEEMS HAPPY AND HEALTHY BUT I DON\'T WANT TO BOTHER HIM. ON COLD DAYS HE IS NOT UP AND GOING. ARE WE DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT? ANY ADVICE
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dixieee
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hibernating is not as easy as \"let him sleep all winter\"..u have to read a lot about it and it is not recommended for beginners..anyways here\'s a link u might want to read http://www.allturtles.com/care_sheets/w ... eeding.php although am sorry it doesn\'t give good info.
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I wouldn\'t try it myself, I hear the only real reason for hibernating turtles is because you plan to breed them, it somehow helps with the success of laying eggs.
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I have 2 res in backyard pond too. The weather has been cold then warm. a couple days last week was in high 60\'s. then in 30\'s 40\'s at night. I see mine with their heads poked out too on the warmer days. Sometimes they are out basking when temps are warmer and there is some good sun shining. I do not have have leaves and mud on the bottom of my pond i use sand. I also keep my water level up to the top. From everything you have said sounds like all is normal but i would put water level back to normal height.
JEFFREY
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thank you Kelly I was starting to freak out when I read the other posts! My goodness.
I will fill his pond up today. he is so darn cute. I am letting him hibernate because we adopted him and my husband is not going to have a turtle living in the house if he is outside he is fine.
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i\'m sorry we didn\'t mean to scare u..it\'s just we don\'t have experience with hibernating turtles and we got the info. from what we read
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