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My Female Libyian Greek Finally Laid Eggs


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Posted 25 February 2006 - 10:47 PM

I'm finding the Libyian greeks mating habits to be very strange, to say the least hahahaha. My female started out raming and mounting the male for at least a week. Then the male started ramming and mounting the female for about a week. The next week they each took turns. This week the female was pacing and mounting the male again, so I put her in the tank I had set-up for laying. She immediately started digging with her front legs in a corner. Then she turned around and started digging a nest. She laid 4 eggs yesterday. Can't wait to find out if they are good. Now for the pictures.
Here she is digging

Covering the nest

The 4 eggs



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Posted 25 February 2006 - 11:08 PM

Hi Dan,
Saw this thread on another forum shes a really nice tortoise hope everything goes well with the eggs.
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Peter


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Posted 25 February 2006 - 11:09 PM

good luck, look forward to seeing pics of babies


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Posted 25 February 2006 - 11:37 PM

Thats really good news, I hope they all hatch out for you,
Your making me jealous lol Lovely pictures.Thankyou for sharing them with us.;)



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Posted 26 February 2006 - 12:35 AM

Great news Dan keep us posted
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:31 AM

Great pics congratulations.


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Posted 26 February 2006 - 01:48 PM

Good man Dan hope they hatch,do you hibernate your libyians.take care jeff


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Posted 26 February 2006 - 03:45 PM

Hi Jeff
No I don't hibernate my libyians. They do get down to 65-68F at night in the winter though. So hopefully that will help with fertility, it does with the egyptians. I only got this pair in Sept. of last year and another female about 3 weeks later.
The second female is doing much better from when I pulled her out of the shipping box. She came to me with a badly swollen and infected right rear leg. The leg had been fractured and I guess in the process lost a nail and thats where the infection entered. She lost most of her nails, but the foot has healed and the swelling is way down. She is just starting to use it now.
Thanks everybody, I hope they hatch too.
Dan


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Posted 26 February 2006 - 04:58 PM

Hi Dan thank you for your info,can you answer a question for me.at what temps do you keep your egyptian at day and night time. many thanks jeff


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Posted 26 February 2006 - 05:07 PM

Hi Jeff
I try to keep my temps from going above 84F base temps during the day, I like to be around 78-80F and in the winter night time temps get down to 65-68F.
Dan


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Posted 26 February 2006 - 05:11 PM

Thanks mate jeff


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:15 PM

Well one egg chalked up today and the other three are hopefully going to do the same.
Dan


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:31 PM

Thats great news Dan!;)


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:39 PM

im well pleased for you my fingers are crossed Dan. take care jeff


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:40 PM

Dan thats great news can;t wait for pics of the babies
Darren


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Posted 28 February 2006 - 12:34 AM

Hi Dan,
Good news hope your eggsa re fertile and they hatch ok.
I keep x4 Libyan Adults x2 Male and x2 Female.

Rehomed last year they settled in well.
One of the females showed signs of being Gravid mounting, butting the other female but no eggs appear to have been laid.

Both Females were xrayed at the end of the year no eggs.

Hopefuuly this year they will lay.

These tortoises were kept by their previous owners for a long period and are used to hibernation.

I am keep with this and they are currently asleep.

I have heard so much about hibernation of North Africans only time will tell if i manage to get some fertile eggs this year.


Michael.


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Posted 28 February 2006 - 11:38 AM

Well done Dan looking forward to seeing the babies.

& good luck Tortoisemadmike I am sure after the initial year settling in they will get it on so to say!

Mike


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Posted 28 February 2006 - 01:28 PM

Thanks everybody, more good news this morning eggs 2 and 3 have chalked up. Now it's just the round egg in the top left corner of the picture that hasn't chalked yet.
I hope they do lay for you this year Michael.
Dan


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Posted 28 February 2006 - 03:04 PM

Hi Dan,

Thats great news!;) I am really excited for you, I cant wait to see the new babies well done and Good Luck!!!!;)


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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:23 PM

Hi Dan, great photos mate, most of my females "act like males" when fretting to lay, even my hermanns! It could be that they are trying to give the impression that they are males???!!! that way any male or female tort (in the area) will leave them alone when it is time for them to lay???...T.T.





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