Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 03:11 pm:
I have an unusual situation. I have a LARGE (20 pounds) tortoise that free roams the back yard in the summer, but I need to bring him in this winter. I have a spare bedroom that I've torn the carpet out of, so it's just the subfloor now. I need to seal this so that any pet 'messes' don't get absorbed into the wood. Are there any coatings? Would I be better off just buying some linoleum for the whole room?
Thumper74 Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 - Teeps, he's a sulcata, they're desert tortoises and, as far as i can tell, don't hibernate. What kind do you have?
They are both desert tortoises of the US. They tuck in for the winter starting in Late October, though last year they were out until the end of November. They awake some time in March, it all depends on ambient temperatures. During that time they do not eat, drink or eliminate. If you keep them warm they will stay awake year round.
Your's is from Africa according to wiki, so yeah, his kind probably don't need or want to hibernate.
I see you're feeding him tortoise ice cream! Mine love it too! But, it's not good to feed that as a staple.