Herman is a tortoise. We have him as a house guest over the Christmas period and, I have to confess, it’s nowhere as near as exciting as having a dog in the house …Because, you know, Herman doesn’t actually do very much, and I feel certain he should be hibernating. His owners say he doesn’t. When I was a child, my paternal grandmother always had a tortoise (always called Fred) and every Autumn it went into a straw-filled box and then the box went into the garden shed. For six months.
All tips on tortoise keeping gratefully received.