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  1. Huckleberry

    Post-Egg-Laying Prolapse?

    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...
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    Good day in the Incubator -- Indotestudo Elongata

    It's a triple hatch day!
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    What's considered a good hatch rate?

    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 Slugs: 3 Perfectly formed stillborns: 11 Still incubating: 4 I'm really pleased with the 10 healthy hatchlings, but pretty sad about the 11 that...
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    Elongata hatchling -- neat color!

    I love the contrast on this recent hatchling!
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    First Hatchling Elongated Tortoise

    After 142 days of waiting, out popped this 32 gram, extra-scuted baby. We are so excited!!! Here's a couple video clips of the little cutey:
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    Papaya Ramming Elongateds

    Hi all, I posted a video of my elongated tortoises destroying a papaya. Interesting and entertaining behavior... Good way to deal with a tough skinned fruit.
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    Indian Star ID

    Hi all, 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. Thanks!
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    Elongated nesting site

    Anyone out there have input on what kind of nesting sites elongateds prefer?
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    Elongated Breeding Size

    Hi all, 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...