Trying to lure Pebble out of his hide in the morning is a struggle. It’s a season he’d be hibernating in the wild, but I’m not going to let him do that.
He’s freshly recovering from an infection and doesn’t have the necessary resources stored up to hibernate.
Matching the exact hibernation conditions as they would be in the wild for Pebble is fairly complex in a residence, and even next year when he’s all healthy and strong I will not risk it. I’m sure someone has successfully built hibernation chambers, but I don’t have one.YMMV, but my vet also agrees it’s better for me to overwinter Pebble than to let him hibernate.