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'Lucky' mum

Member Since 26 May 2014
Offline Last Active Aug 30 2014 09:11 AM
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In Topic: Howdy!

20 August 2014 - 08:11 AM

Thank you so much Sue, it is good information to have so I can be prepared in any instance whilst torts are laying eggs.  Yes Eclipse did dig her nest and laid the first 5 eggs, but I just found the other in the dish a week later.  It may have been Miracle's instead as she did lay 1 infertile egg last year and left above ground, and did show signs of pregnancy earlier but I do feel as though it was another of Eclipses.  Again it does look white and chalky, it was a hot day and I don't think it had been there very long so it is in the incubator just in case.  I am happy with whatever we get and realise they may not all hatch but want to give them all the best chance.


In Topic: Now To Introduce My Tortoise...

19 August 2014 - 09:30 PM

Looks great, looking at all the good ideas and pictures on this forum certainly inspires to create something fun, practical and original for the littleuns  :)


In Topic: Now To Introduce My Tortoise...

19 August 2014 - 09:17 PM

Hi Mobile, can I ask what are you using as a base in your tort house?


In Topic: Howdy!

19 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

Wow Old Tilly sounds wonderful, lovely to hear torts reaching 100  :wub:


In Topic: Howdy!

19 August 2014 - 09:00 PM

Ohmygosh this is the reason I came to your lovely forum.  That sounds like complicated stuff to a newby like myself and makes me nervous.  I was with you up to the microwaved dental floss.  So I would tie one piece at each end, close to the torts and this would be fairly tight?  I am surprised that they would not take in the egg sack, not even one of them?  Also would they not try to wander off the cotton wool ball in the incubator, am just remembering Lucky was off once she had cracked the egg and got her feet out  :) I too have the temp at 31-32 as hope for girls.

 

When my torts were passed to me I was originally given only two girls and the one boy.  Eclipse being the bigger tort of the two was obviously the first to lay, this being her second year I got a little worried as she seemed very slow and wheezy.  It did seem to be a tough time for her (can understand this after all the eggs.  She laid the 5 and then a week later I found another lying in her water bowl.  As it was chalky white it has gone in the incubator, now making 6)  She does seem much happier and more herself again now so is this just common practice, I was worried about the pregnancies effect on her?