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Posted by brad wilson on May 13, 2003 at 07:58:42:
In Reply to: My family of russians and their pens posted by bast on May 12, 2003 at 21:39:58:
:How large is your pen?
The three adults share an 8'x8' pen. The little one lives alone in a 6'x3' pen. Both pens have chickenwire/hardware cloth covers on hinged wooden frames.
:They breed for you.
Yes. 3 infertile eggs in 2001. 8 eggs and one hatchling in 2002. 13 eggs and waiting this year.
:Do you leave them out to hibernate?
No. The soil is too hard for them to dig deep enough, the temperatures are too low (down to less than sub-zero at times) and it is too damp. I bring them indoors in late September, early October, and by late November they go down on their own. I bring them up around February.
If so, how cold are your