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Apparently She Doesn't Want to Hibernate

tresh

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So, my gal was down for the count. Slept for about...3 weeks, never even moved. Now, two weeks ago she starts getting up every day. Demanding food. Butting her head against the door. Wanting out, wanting me to pay attention to her.

Then, the big guy wakes up. So now he's awake as well.

Long story short, both of my adults have decided they're done sleeping, they want food and attention NOW and no amount of me trying to get them to go back to sleep is working. I tried keeping the heat lamp off. I find them curled up on my warm computer. I tried turning it on for brief periods of time. They lay against the door, trying to escape the room they were sleeping in.

My tegus are brats, I swear.

On the plus side...the third tegu is very comfortably still hibernating, and seems to be doing quite well in her hibernation.

So, as much as I wanted to let them hibernate and had hoped they'd spend a few months sleeping...looks like I've got two ravenous adult tegus who are intent on driving their momma crazy.
 

james.w

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Are they being kept in an enclosure or do they free roam?
 

tresh

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I've been keeping them in a room in my apartment that I don't go into. They have a preference for a walk-in closet that I use for storage.
 

tresh

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I can't keep it up to the level that I could in their enclosure (which neither of them would ever stay in), but I have a room humidifier that I keep running, close to where they prefer to sleep.
 

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