Search results

  1. K

    Russian tortoise just laid eggs but I don't have an incubator.

    Hi everyone! I didn't want to leave this thread without a conclusion. Well, those eggs that were left in the dirt for 5 days because I didn't have an incubator are actually hatching right now! Soooo...for anyone with the same issue that finds themselves in my situation - YES they will be fine! I...
  2. K

    Russian tortoise just laid eggs but I don't have an incubator.

    Thank you again! The incubator will be here tomorrow or Tuesday so I am just trying to keep things normal in there for now. She is not showing any signs of nesting again so i don't think she will dig up her eggs. Can't wait till Tuesday! I bought the vermiculite and I will be very careful not...
  3. K

    Hello Katie, my r torts laid eggs but my incu wont be here till Mon. I left them in the dirt...

    Hello Katie, my r torts laid eggs but my incu wont be here till Mon. I left them in the dirt where she left them buried in nest. I have an indoor enclosure, room is about 70 degrees but under heatlamp about 85. The tort laid the eggs and buried them about 4 inches deep in the soil. The heat...
  4. K

    Russian tortoise just laid eggs but I don't have an incubator.

    Thank you everyone! This is such a nice forum! :) I researched how to make an incubator but many people are claiming that the homemade ones aren't good enough and it killed their eggs. I decided to let them stay in the dirt where she left them until I get the incubator in a few days. I guess my...
  5. K

    Russian tortoise just laid eggs but I don't have an incubator.

    Oh good idea, Katfinlou! I should've thought to look at a garden center for a makeshift incubator. Do you think it's too late? Can they stay in the ground for awhlle?
  6. K

    Russian tortoise just laid eggs but I don't have an incubator.

    Thank you Tom for your quick response! She has them in there pretty deep and is just sleeping on top of the nest now. I moved the male into a separate enclosure so she can be by herself. I don't think there is a chance anything can happen to them unless she starts digging into the nest. I will...
  7. K

    Russian tortoise just laid eggs but I don't have an incubator.

    Hello! I am new here and I was just surprised this morning...15 minutes ago by by Russian tortoise laying 2 0r 3 eggs before covering them up in her indoor enclosure. She has been housed with a male for over 5 years and is finally laying eggs. They are about 4 inches under the soil. They live in...
Top