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#1 Beermat89

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:57 PM

Hi guys
I dont know if you can remember but last year i successfully had a hatchling from my group.today i came home to feed the little one and it had some how flipped over under the heat lamp where it couldnt up right its self so has sadly passed away!just putting this out as this happens to us all with flipping over and its doesnt take long for a little one that small to get in trouble

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:31 PM

Oh dear Matt, that is sad. Yes this flipping over business is a concern. Tight hugs x x x x

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:56 PM

Thats Stella,i feel so guilty but theres nothing i could of changed or done,its just one of those things,he was weighing only around 30g so i guess it wouldnt of lastest long :(

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:57 PM

Thanks lol

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 03:17 AM

Hi Matt,

I am so sorry to hear this it's so sad, don't feel guilty, unfortunately things happen that are out of our control. x 



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 09:00 AM

Sorry to hear this Matt. It's a fear we all have. We can only do our best, but we can't keep an eye on them 24/7.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 03:03 PM

Thats Stella,i feel so guilty but theres nothing i could of changed or done,its just one of those things,he was weighing only around 30g so i guess it wouldnt of lastest long :(


Don't feel guilty Matt, we've all had similar experiences and it's nobody's fault. He would just have got too warm and gone to sleep. You will have more. If it's any help, it's easier with more than one tort as they are constantly bumping into each other, which helps them flip back. I'm always more wary when I am down to one hatchling tbh.

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 03:52 PM

Really sorry to hear this, Matt, it always saddens me when we lose a tort on the forum.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 04:22 PM

Thanks guys
Yes i think as it was my first hatchling i got very attached due to the fact i had bred my own for the first time :(.hopeffully these 5 eggs i got at the mo in the incubator will hatch but this time im going to be more cautious but as been mentioned its hard to keep an eye on them 24/7 :(.has put me off a little tho :/

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:59 PM

I had it happen with a tiny baby outdoors Matt years ago. Why it hadn't dug down in the soil with the others I will never know. I was gutted at the time too and as you say, it knocks your confidence :/

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:48 PM

Hi,

I'm sorry to read your sad news, I also lost a young tort around 8 months ago and has knocked my confidence. I hope you never loose another.




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