Reply To: Brumation?
So a new rescue, good for you.
Brumation seems to be a function of day length as well as temperature. So unless they have been keeping this poor thing without artificial light on a 12/12 light and dark regime, she should not be acting in the manner she is, and should be getting more and more alert. Also, the vernal equinox is only a week away, so natural daylength should also be helping. My money is on parasites or disease, maybe malnutrition, but you won’t be able to know for sure until she is in your possession. If you strongly suspect lingering brumation, keep her enclosure just a little extra toasty, and try a 13 hour day length for a week and see how she responds.