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hibernation

services

Successful hibernation is an essential part of Tortoise life

It re-boots their immune system & sets their hormone cycle

Dr Emily is here to help throughout the process.

Thriving not just Surviving

PRE-HIBERNATION

1 month prior to hibernation, book in for a daytrip:

   * Health check & worming £45, extra Torts £12.00

weight, health exam, faeces microscopy, worming

or

* Hibernation Club £65, extra Torts £12.00 

Join our Hibernation Club Meetings in September

Bring your Tort, families welcome

Demonstration seminar on Fridge, Box & outdoor techniques

For your Tort: weight, health exam, faeces microscopy, worming

Emily will help you create a plan for your tort including a weight & time plan so you know what to expect

Join our members-only facebook group for friendly & helpful advice, tips & timeline

   

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TORTOISE SANCTUARY 

Rehabilitation * Education * Conservation

HIBERNATION 
WINTER 2023

We are fully booked for Winter 2023

If your Tortoise has hibernated with us before their spot is reserved annually 

HIBERNATION

Take the worry out of hibernation:

* Hibernation Service £185.00, extra Torts £25.00

From Autumn till Spring, we'll do your Tort's health check, worming, 3-week wind down, 6-12 week fridge hibernation & wake-up. Sorry fully booked for new tortoises.

 

* Over-Wintering Service £265 

If your vet advises your garden Tortoise should not hibernate this year, we can over-winter them under heat & UVB, providing any health care required.

Dates are totally flexible, we do not return garden Torts until good weather

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AFTER HIBERNATION CARE

Your tortoise should eat within 5 days of waking from hibernation:

*Post-Hibernation Recovery Service £65.00, extra Torts £25.00

7-14 day stay with supportive feeding, heat & UVB, repto-boost bathing, electrolytes & fluids as required

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Orlestone Tortoise Sanctuary