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I found my red eared slider turtle burrowed in the dirt. Is the weather change in Fresno CA going to be an issue for her? She has been living outdoors since August.

Answer
It doesn't sound as though you want to allow her to continue to stay out.
You may want to do some research on how to allow your turtle to brumate safely, and then decide whether you want to allow this:

http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Articles/hibernation.htm
http://www.redearslider.com/hibernation.html
http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/Refrigerator.htm
http://www.chelonia.org/Articles/hibernationpaula.htm

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Donna Fernstrom

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My particular focus is on snakes and lizards, but I have a decent smattering of knowledge of turtles and crocodilians as well, plus the experience to get relevant information quickly if I don't have it on hand in my brain. I can answer questions on captive care, diet, breeding, incubation of eggs, starting hatchlings, and more. I am particularly experienced with ball pythons, Lygodactylus geckos and other small lizards with similar care requirements, leopard geckos, and garter snakes.

Experience

I am a professional breeder of ball python morphs, Lygodactylus (dwarf) geckos, and mourning geckos. I have begun working with Irian Jaya carpet pythons, and plan to expand to include more gecko species in the future. I also have a background breeding leopard geckos, and have kept several other species of small lizards, snakes, and a water turtle.

Organizations
Nebraska Herpetological Society (nebherp.org)

Publications
I have many care sheets published on my own website.

Education/Credentials
High School Graduate. Extensively self-taught due to high interest in wildlife and reptile care.

Awards and Honors
Fauna Classifieds board of inquiry Good Guy Certification

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