My box turtle has been hibernating since October. He is buried in aspen substrate
in a large plastic tub. He's come out a couple times and then buried himself again.
He stays outdoors in the spring and summer, but it's too cold here in Colorado to keep him outdoors in the winter. I don't have a garage or basement so he's in room temperature indoors. Is this going to be a health problem for him?
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My box turtle has been hibernating since October. He is buried in aspen substrate in a large plastic tub. He's ... a garage or basement so he's in room temperature indoors. Is this going to be a health problem for him?

It "shouldn't" be, but monitor his weight, and I'd soak him at least once a week. The water loss will be the biggest concern.

The last couple of years I brumated my turtles in a small wine fridge at 55 deg F. I modified it to incorporate an air line pumping bubbles into a cup of water in the fridge to keep the humidity up. This year, though, I'm keeping them active and at room temperature.
Do you use any sort of artificial lighting? You may want to try increasing the "on" time to simulate the approach of spring and get him feeding again.

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