This girl has a hard time laying eggs because her "egg canal" (space between plastron and carapace) is too small for average-sized eggs to pass through easily. About a week ago she managed to lay 2 unbroken eggs, but the swelling in her cloaca doesn't seem to be going down.
Has anyone ever...
This breeding season I collected a total of 28 eggs from my 4 female Indotestudo Elongata.
Here's my hatch rate thus far:
Healthy hatchlings: 10
Perfectly formed stillborns: 11
Still incubating: 4
I'm really pleased with the 10 healthy hatchlings, but pretty sad about the 11 that...
I have a pair of young Indian Stars--although I'm not totally sure. My female looks considerably different in coloration and shape. Any thoughts? I've been assuming she's just a different color morph. I'll post pictures of her then post pictures of the male.
I am a tortoise enthusiast living in SE Asia. I have 4 elongated tortoises (1 male, 3 females).
The females are 10-11 inches long and weigh 2200-2800 grams. The male is 7 inches and weighs 800 grams.
Question: Is it mechanically possible for a male this small to mate with a much...