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Can you eat turtle eggs?

Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by YoNoHeSido, Aug 25, 2013.

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  1. YoNoHeSido

    YoNoHeSido New Member

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    Firstly I am not intending to eat any turtle eggs.

    My YBS Boo has 'given birth' to an egg and myself and my husband was talking about what to do with it. He suggested scrambling it. We laughed and that's that.
    But then this morning I started wondering if you could eat them? As I say I'm not intending on eating them but I'm just curious.
  2. bigred

    bigred Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can eat them but I never have and probably never will
  3. EricIvins

    EricIvins Active Member

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    You can eat any type of egg. What would concern me more is the fact that the animal laid one egg instead of a clutch.....
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    My wife scrambled some redfoot eggs last year. They were good, very filling.
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    They were infertile, just like the chicken eggs we eat. At least I think chicken eggs are. But I know the Redfoot eggs were.

    I don't think Ben would throw away a 60 dollar bill for every little egg he decided to scramble. He's to that rich.
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    One of the major conservation issues for turtles globally is the consumption of eggs, turtle eggs. Will
  8. Anthony P

    Anthony P Well-Known Member

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    Good point Will. Turtle eggs are considered an aphrodisiac in many cultures if I'm not mistaken.
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