S: Chipmunks Hibernate
FC: Chipmunks Hibernate! By: Michelle H.
1: Chipmunks begin to eat more in Summer months and then also in the fall to get ready for the Winter. They will eat enough to double their body weight.
3: The chipmunk starts thinking about hibernating when: -the temperature gets colder -the days get shorter and the nights longer -there is less food around -their instinct tells them to.
5: The chipmunk makes a nest of grasses and leaves. It lays down in its nest and fluffs up it fur. Its heartbeat slows down and its temperature drops from 37 degrees Celsius to 3 degrees Celsius. The chipmunk wakes up every 15 days to go to the bathroom.
7: When the chipmunk wakes up from its hibernation it will weigh about half of what it did when it started the hibernation.
9: The End