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Tortoise Out in the Rain?

rain tipRain brings a tortoise out of brumation to drink from a puddle

When it rains, your tortoise may come out of brumation for a drink, even in January!

A primary strategy for survival for a tortoise is to get a drink of water whenever it can.

What should you do?

  • Watch how the tortoise searches for water and inhales it from many spots
  • Do not interfere
  • Do not offer any food
  • Watch to be sure your tortoise gets back into the burrow safely to continue brumation
  • And enjoy!
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