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Crazy russian tort coming out of "brumation"

Discussion in 'General Reptile Discussion Forum' started by Leezard, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Leezard

    Leezard Member

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    I quoted the brumation because Moby doesn't hibernate but reacts to the change in daylight. Anyone else's Russians going crazy these past few weeks? Moby has been off the walls, literally he's been scaling his cage to get my attention to take him out for free roam lol. Not to mention eating 2 big meals every day!
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    If a male, might be out searching for a mate.
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    Yeah he is and he's right around that age but he hasn't fully hibernated yet so it dont think itll be breeding season for him yet :/
  4. Leezard

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    Also I'm a little confused as to why he is reacting so much to the daylight change. He's never hibernated but he is sexually mature. I would love to mate him but saying goodbye to Moby for 3 months might be too much for me lol. Do you know if he could still breed despite not hibernating? (From what I've read no but I thought I'd ask anyways)
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Daylength is more predictable than temps, that's why daylength is the the trigger. The cold temps trigger the reproductive cycle as well as other things. It is important that they have a winter rest.
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    Thank you! That's good to know for next winter