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Posted by tgreb on December 31, 2002 at 10:26:57:

In Reply to: Why so long a brumation? posted by Marty Feldner on December 31, 2002 at 02:24:42:

Yes it is mostly for convenience as I look forward to the break from taking care of the animals. Also from the info the Desert Museum gave me. They said theirs go down in October and do not actively start eating until the middle to the end of April. They did say however that they are somewhat active during the winter but all eating seems to stop, almost kind of like our chucks here in the states. I do occasionally offer winter basking to my chucks but non have ever pooped like these. I have often thought about how chucks deal with the food in their system in the wild during the winter months. I am sure they don't think well it will be getting cold in 3-4 weeks so I guess I better stop eating so food don't decay in me and I die. Maybe that is why chucks bask throughout the winter months for short periods when the weather is right. It would be a tough thing to do research on I think but interesting.


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