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Biding the time for hibernating tegus

Shreve

New Member
My girl has been asleep for over five months now; she's young, so I check in on her every few weeks (just take a peek to make sure she's breathing) but its just agony waiting. I know they can hibernate up to seven months, I tried to discourage it at the beginning but she was determined to go down. I've maintained the exact same lighting and temp conditions the whole time. What do you guys do as you wait?
 

Walter1

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Well, at this point in the season, make sure daylength has lengthened perceptively to your tegi, keep a hot basking site, and get ambient to 80 and hide to mid-70s. If you've done all tat, then youvan only wait.

Mine are dead to the world from about mid-Oct. to mid-Mar., then, suddenly, they're out dazed and confused. They've shed and 1/3 has begun to eat. They bask and explore from 9:30 am til about 1pm. Go under and back out around 3-5 pm.
 

Josh

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Yep you needed to decrease temps in the winter and increase temps and daylight cycle NOW. Go ahead and do what you can to elevate temps now. Extend the daylight period.
She'll wake up. She's just gonna be groggy cause it's MAY
 

Debita

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Yep you needed to decrease temps in the winter and increase temps and daylight cycle NOW. Go ahead and do what you can to elevate temps now. Extend the daylight period.
She'll wake up. She's just gonna be groggy cause it's MAY
Hilarious
 
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