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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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hello i have two horsefield tortoises. they are coming up to

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hello i have two horsefield tortoises. they are coming up to 3 years old they live in a vivarium at 30 centigrade day 25 centigrade at night. they have never hibernated but over the last couple of months they are just sleeping constantly.
they are not eating or drinking, we are still washing them regularly.

Could/should i have the heat down/off?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.
Hello Lewis, I'm Dr. Deb.
I recently came online and see that your question about Henrietta and Shelly hasn't been answered. I'm sorry that you've had to wait for a response but if you still need assistance, I'd like to help if I can.
I do have a few questions to ask first, if you don't mind:

1.
How large is your vivarium?
2. Do you use an UVB light?
a) If so, how old is it?
b) Is is a linear tube or coil?

3. How long have they been sleeping?

There may be a delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you and I may be offline at the time you respond. But I'll get back to you as soon as I can since I'm on the computer some part of every day.

Thanks for your patience. Deb