which tenrec species are you referring to? Did climatic conditions vary from last to this year where you are? How many generations has the animal been in the country or region where you are?
The Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec (Echinops telfairi) is known to adapt its torpor periods (torpor is more correct than "hibernation" in tenrecs) to externally varying climatic conditions - for instance when animals are brought from the Southern to the Northern hemisphere.
: Hi everyone
: Our tenrec has hardly eaten for a long time
: now and is getting really thin.
: She went into hibernation about October/
: November Last year since then she has maybe
: eaten a few cat biscuits and one piece of cat
: food. Normally by this time of year she is
: going crazy for food and can't stop eating !
: Is there anything that could be causing this ?
: She is wobbly but to be honest she has always