K. Bauri hibernating/ brumating. HELP

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Torterra
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K. Bauri hibernating/ brumating. HELP

Post by Torterra » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:54 am

Really hope to get some knowledge here. I changed water in my Turtle indoor pond and one of my K. Baurii females gone missing. I searched high and low, prayed that she did not escaped and run off into the garden. until we dug deeper and found her under ground in the land area. I understand that she went into hibernation, but temperatures stayed same, she is more or less under the basking spot so she is not too cold. How and when should i trigger her to wake up. The other two are perfectly fine, eating and basking, smiling. She went into hubernation about 4 weeks back. ~cnf-dunno
Before it happened she did not showed any signs of slowing down.
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1.1.1 Geoshelone elegans (Indian Star)
1.2.1 Kinosternon Baurii (Three Striped Mud turtles)
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Re: K. Bauri hibernating/ brumating. HELP

Post by Neil » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:54 pm

Hi, I'm not an expert on muds, but as their natural territory is quite warm, is it possible that she is aestivating? What are your temps like, with the off-and-on weather it's been quite hot lately and you may find your ambient temps have risen to a suitable level, and that would also explain why she is buried directly under the basking lamp which would realistically discount hibernation or brumation.
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*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
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Re: K. Bauri hibernating/ brumating. HELP

Post by Torterra » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:22 am

That is very likely that she is aestivating. Strange tha she has not done so last year and year before, that is how long I have my indoor pond (I should update my blog really with new photos). How will she know that it is time to go out? Must I imitate tropical shower and water the ground where she is? And how soon? I will have a look on web and maybe I should ask Kirkie he has three striped.
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1.1.1 Geoshelone elegans (Indian Star)
1.2.1 Kinosternon Baurii (Three Striped Mud turtles)
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My turtle blog:
http://kinosternon-baurii.blogspot.com/

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Re: K. Bauri hibernating/ brumating. HELP

Post by Torterra » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:16 pm

She came out two days after my previous post, not at once, went back to the 'shore' and tried to dig herself back in, before finally catching up with normal routine. My male went hyper when he saw her after the 'break' Now she is eating and basking and looks healthier than ever. ~aw-huggles
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1.1.1 Geoshelone elegans (Indian Star)
1.2.1 Kinosternon Baurii (Three Striped Mud turtles)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
My turtle blog:
http://kinosternon-baurii.blogspot.com/

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Re: K. Bauri hibernating/ brumating. HELP

Post by Neil » Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:54 pm

That's great news! They're odd little critters, but they've been doing their thing for 200 million years so should have the right idea by now ;)
0.1.0 - Chelydra serpentina
*.*.* - Graptemys ouachitensis
*.*.* - Pseudemys concinna
*.*.* - Pseudemys nelsoni
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta elegans
*.*.* - Trachemys scripta scripta

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