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Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible
Could you let me know what species of tortoise he is? Thanks
So a Hermans tortoise then?
Ok the first thing I would say is that I would not recommend hibernating an unwell tortoise. It is not essential for them to hibernate every year. If you do decide to hibernate him then just a very short period can be fine. At the most you should hibernate them for about 12 weeks anyway.
It is a good idea to have a vet check before hibernation and a faecal analysis to rule our parasites or illness prior to hibernation.
If you like I can send you a guide to all this formulated by an exotics specialist I work with?
I will send you the tortoise care sheet. He can be brought out of hibernation by increasing his warmth and light, whilst hibernating he should be weighed regularly and woken up if his body weight drops by 10% or more
Let me know if you can open the attachment?