Step by step guide to the pre-hibernation health check

The nights are drawing in and everyone here at the Orlestone Tortoise Sanctuary has noticed. After a glorious summer in our little corner of Kent, the rain has arrived and we're now spending most days indoors.

This is the perfect time for everyone's pre-hibernation health check. Close enough to hibernation, but I've still got time to treat any problems.

We follow a simple 5-step routine for everyone's health check: