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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2016 12:22pm (May 28th 2016)
    I woke Ben up three weeks ago He had been asleep for approx eight months
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2016 12:24pm (May 28th 2016)
    I dont handle him until I am happy that he has totally rehydrated himself thats roughly two weeks
      Ben 1.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2016 12:25pm (May 28th 2016) edited
    This was after his first bath under the tap and he really enjoyed it
      Ben 2.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2016 12:26pm (May 28th 2016)
    He is eating really well and is nice and weighty
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2016 12:27pm (May 28th 2016)
    Thanks to G/N for taking pictures for me
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2016 12:50pm (May 28th 2016)
    I meant to tell you that he is six years old now xx
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2016 1:18pm (May 28th 2016)

    Keeper of the hens

    Wow, 8 months?! He is a BEAUTY though, he's huuuuge! What a sweetheart :)
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 28th, 2016 5:57pm (May 28th 2016)
    8 months asleep? I thought that was only teenagers slept like that... :D He's a beauty, don't have 2?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2016 5:06pm (Jun 9th 2016)
    Ha ha He has always had a long sleep ever since he was a weeny snail. I am always amazes that he has made it through safe and sound. Yes CC I did have two sadly Bill died last year He woke up fine and ate for about a week then went back into his shell and died.
    • CommentTimeJun 9th, 2016 9:31pm (Jun 9th 2016)
    How did you know Ben was asleep and not dead? Can you see him breathing?!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 19th, 2016 3:22pm (Jul 19th 2016)
    No they have a big seal over the opening to the shell Kate. This hadnt deteriorated and there was no foul smell so the chances were he had made it safe and sound xx
    • CommentTimeJul 19th, 2016 7:35pm (Jul 19th 2016)
    I didn't know they did that! Hope he's having a nice summer before his next big sleep. xx
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 21st, 2016 11:23am (Jul 21st 2016)
    He has added another inch to his shell and is loving this heat, Will get more pics soon he is due another bath xx
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 19th, 2017 3:24pm (4 days ago) edited
    I forgot to tell you that Ben woke up last Month he had been asleep since middle of October last year. He is in fine health and eating well and is the only one I know who is enjoying this heat. He had his house totally cleaned out and a nice bath this afternoon. I took the first picture and thanks G?N for the second one just to show you he is about two handful's now xx
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 19th, 2017 3:27pm (4 days ago)
    He's humungous! What a handsome chap. Will you get him a girlfriend?
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJun 19th, 2017 3:36pm (4 days ago)
    Hi CC nice to see you here. No he is used to being by himself now it must be two years since Bill died, Also He has almost out grown his vivarium so it would be to overcrowded for another.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJun 19th, 2017 6:21pm (4 days ago)
    My goodness...Ben is big will he get or has he reached his final size?:face-smile:
    • CommentTimeJun 21st, 2017 12:17am (3 days ago)
    I had completely forgotten you had him NN! He's lovely and SO big!! How old is he now?