The hibernating tortoise

Many species of tortoises need to hibernate. Hibernation is a way of escaping weather or conditions that are too poor to live in. Some tortoises hibernate to avoid very hot weather and others hibernate to escape very cold weather. Many African tortoises do not hibernate so once again, it is important to understand the type of tortoise you have bought and research your species.

This episode is taken from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis and provides information to help you understand more about the health and welfare of your tortoise

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