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Hatchling. Method for the impatient.

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by Chanchara, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    Gorgeous little babies. :)

    I would not keep them on red paper. They are very likely to eat it. Same with the rice. Is that rice for substrate?

    I usually use lightly dampened plain white paper towels with a bunch of greens in the middle like in your pic. This year I used grape vine leaves and broadleaf plantain leaves instead of the paper towels, and it worked very well for me.

    You might find some useful tips here:
    http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/how-to-incubate-eggs-and-start-hatchlings.124266/
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    Rice and paper - for a couple of days ...
    Perhaps today I will set them on the shavings.
    This substrate one of the Croatian breeders likes to use for babies.

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    We are already the five! :D:D:D:D:D

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    Hatchlings sample their substrate and surroundings. Its part of them learning to eat. I would never put a hatchling, or an older one for that matter, on shavings. Besides the impaction risk, shavings are much too dry for a baby.
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    Tastes differ. :cool:

    Here's how the kids grow from this breeder
    (For information: shavings are always wet. Most of the time torts burrow into shavings.)

    That two-year:

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    The last - ten days
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    Please note: no pyramiding! :)
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    The third day of life ...
    Please rate our umbilical cord. All right?

    PS: the sixth does not hatch ... I am beginning to to worry ...:(

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    Everything is fine!
    The sixth gone!

    The difference between pictures - two hours:

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    Better late than never!
    Glad the last little one made it. :):tort::)
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    The sixth tort continues to struggle! :cool:

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    Is it out now ?
    Or will you have to help him a bit ?
    He must be getting weak. :(
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    He coped! :)
    Here's how it happened:

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    Beautifully captured in photos.
    That first moment when a baby first gazes upon the world is a very moving event.
    Thank you.:):tort::)
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    Today, torts for the first time came out into the open air, under the sun:
    (for comparison close to newborns annual one)

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    It seems they enjoyed:

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    The first five more and more actively are including in real life!



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    The sixth is crawling with the yolk sac, but he eats well and looks healthy and happy!

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    The guy top left in the video is obviously the philosopher.
    Thinking rather than eating.
    Glad to know they're all doing well.:)
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    Thanks! :)

    PS: About philosopher...
    Morning, +20 C...
    May be - frostophobia... :cool:
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    Sorry, was distracted. :(

    We have successfully moved from Croatia to the sunny Cyprus, but with a stopover.
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    One of the kids was given to a good friend.
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    The new enclosure has been specially made for the company.
    Not very big, but enough for the kids.
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    I think the torts really liked the new home, they are excellent eating and have a lot of walking.

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    and a small video

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