Day 14: Hibernation Instinct

Being cold-blooded is not for weaklings. This is true in the summer, when temperatures can elevate to the point where everything just feels, well, HOT. This is also true in the winter, when everywhere you go and everything you touch and everyone you see is so COLD. But not all cold-blooded shelled beings hibernate. Hibernating,Continue reading “Day 14: Hibernation Instinct”

Day 3: Box Turtle Brumation Safety Checks

When you live in an interspecies flock, getting the deep, restful sleep you require can present some special challenges. For instance, maybe you are a “hibernating species,” which means you like to spend your winter season – all of it – sleeping. So you go to sleep around October or November each year, anticipating aContinue reading “Day 3: Box Turtle Brumation Safety Checks”

Bruce Explains Box Turtles: Waking UP!

Guess who is awake!!!!!! Yup, after another long winter’s sleep, the box turtle member of the flock has finally decided to put in an appearance! Two flock members were fairly un-moved….but the large featherless flock member was over the moon to see her boy again! This is the second year Bruce has been with us,Continue reading “Bruce Explains Box Turtles: Waking UP!”

Bruce Explains Box Turtles: Timing Hibernation

In a previous post, we talked about hibernation, or brumation if it is a reptile like Bruce who is hibernating. Since then, Bruce and his mommy have fielded several questions about the timing of his annual hibernation. Most of the questions have focused on how we know (or how I know that Bruce knows) itContinue reading “Bruce Explains Box Turtles: Timing Hibernation”


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