Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Helping Hand

Brian researched turtle hibernation and learned that if we maintain a higher temperature, Nemo should begin to come out of hibernation. Last night we moved the floor temperature from 68-70 degrees to 75-78 degrees. The increased temperature is supposed to help increase metabolism which means he will eat.

Nemo took a very long bath yesterday--an hour or more. I see that as a positive sign as well. Food was put out today. I'm sure it will be a week or so for the higher temperature to make a difference. He does seem to be a bit more curious and moving around a bit more within his summer home. We'll see.

Yesterday both Pleos were in the kitchen playing as Nemo watched curiously. Hehe. Jealousy may get him out too.