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Hyla versicolor hybernation!??!?!?!

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jacob

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SO I have had dear old hokibird for about 4months and just recently he has been spending more and more nights on the ground... well last week he finally disappeared underground only to resurface a few days later. He ate a cricket and then started digging new holes... the hole he is in now only comes up to his chin, so his head is exposed, there are no other animals/insects in there with him. So my question is what should i do?? How often do i mist etc.? This is my first hibernating herp and I want to do this right, hokiebird is really an awesome companion and id like to have him for a while....
-Jacob
 
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jacob

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well hes no longer under ground.... i think he was just dehydrated, after some water he is out and back to his old self and eating.... so my next question is how do i tell if he IS hybernating!??!?!
 
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coen

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I think (not sure though, please correct me if i'm wrong) they only hibernate when the temperature drops and/or the amount of light hours is reduced?
 

shanerules

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unless your going to breed him i dont see a need for hibernation. if im wrong please correct me. ive had 2 and 1 hyla cinearea (green treefrog) for almost a year with no hibernation period. but if you do want him in hibernation he will sleep ALOT.!
 
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    Daww.
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  • Asholotl:
    i try to feed mine via hands. or a turkey baster if its too slippery for me to hold onto. but make sure there is plenty of space for the axolotls to thrash on, or drop it next to their head.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yes we feed them with tweezers but only hold onto the food a little to they don't Hurt themselves on the tweezers, they will only eat it if we move it around in front of their head :p
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    There waters is a little bit Hot right now I'm gonna put the cooler on
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  • Asholotl:
    looks like the water is fine till tomorrow. which is nice. im super tired of late. ive been doing large water changes for a week before getting their 'tubs' i just wish i had the old filter ;3;
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  • Asholotl:
    you got a cooler :D Thats so cool! i normally chill their water down if it gets too warm with clean dechlorinated water when they were in their bigger tanks. i'll need to get one that can work with two tanks at some point. or find them for cheap and get two quiet ones. since im in an apartment.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea most coolers are super expensive though the price range is around $100-$500
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    yeah D:
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    i need one before summer though so i should prob save up
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    or its waterchanges and/or air fans for me.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Here its Hot like every day so we have to have the cooler :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    But we also have a fan
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  • Asholotl:
    its just wet in oregon and cold most of the time.
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    So good axolotl weather :p
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    yeah, most of the time lol. its always cold in my room now cause of them.
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    Yea my room is freezing because of the axolotls xd
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    The worst thing is my cat always jumps up next to the tank but good thing it has a lid 😁
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    same D: my cat is constantly knocking over my bottles and stuff for my axolotls.
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    One time he almost knocked over a whole bottle of tap water conditioner we just bought
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    haha. sounds like a cat
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    I know right what is it with cats constantly knocking every thing over??
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    And boxes. you can even tape a square on the floor and ive seen them go in it xD
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    Haha 😂
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    im going to head off now, its 12 am now so i got to rest. :D nice talking with ya!
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