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HES LAID AN EGG!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hermanns tortoises' started by katfinlou, Dec 3, 2014.

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  1. Delilah1623

    Delilah1623 Well-Known Member

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    I think you have yourself a confirmed chicken!
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Ha ha ha!!!!:D
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    Do you have any tricksters in the house? Is the egg round our egg shaped?
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    katfinlou Well-Known Member

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    Motero, if me and the kids hadn't been treated to a night out seen War of The Worlds and the house completely empty apart from the cat and the dog, id have sworn the kids were playing a trick on me. It's a small white round egg...
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    katfinlou Well-Known Member

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    Moozillion I am in the UK. For a while earlier though, I was convinced I was Alice in Wonderland lol. Shocked doesn't even come close!
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    katfinlou Well-Known Member

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    Tortdad I don't know of any tractor suppliers here, I could ask my vets if they know where I could get one but with their recent performance with my tort I doubt they know their backsides from their elbows lol
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    If there's one egg, could there be more? Is she eating again?
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    katfinlou Well-Known Member

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    She took a tiny nibble this morning but nothing like the amount she used to. She still looks off colour to me
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    peasinapod Active Member 5 Year Member

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    About you being flashed, I remember reading something similar in a tortoise book. I'll be able to reread the paragraph once I am at home.
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    Ive read that it could have been a prolapse. But it looked exactly like images I googled and my vet also confirmed he was male. It's the most bizarre thing ive ever encountered in 43 years!
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    Yes im ashamed to admit it but I did Google images of male tortoise anatomy to compare it to what my tort likes to flash... Lol
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    peasinapod Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Might be an intersex thing. It does happen.
    You have a special pet for sure!


    I have this book here (only in German): http://www.amazon.de/Ratgeber-Schildkrötenkrankheiten-Lutz-Sassenburg/dp/3931792900

    I remember there being a paragraph about a female tortoise with some male traits as well.
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    Awsome you have a egg wounder if yoi get more cant wait to see of it hatches
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    She/he sure is special, always was but even more so now. Phebe121 im just blown away by everything that's happened, it's been quite a journey in the 5 weeks ive had him/her that's for sure. Ive done my best to set up a crude incubator. I just hope for the best outcome possible!!
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    Don't be ashamed!!! After I read a thread about how shocked someone was after their male tort flashed them, I did an online search too!!!:p
    I saved a couple of photos to my phone so I could show people who think torts are boring: They're always impressed!!!! :)
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    She/he has started digging, I think this could mean another egg is on its way...
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    Moozillion I had no idea tortoises packed their lunch boxes so well! Thank goodness they keep it all neatly tucked away-most of the time lol
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    More than likely. We could tell you which sex it is by a photo of it's plastron(underside) and the tail. Females can flash clitoral tissue sometimes, they may also semi prolapse bladders and colons and suck them back up and it would definitely mimic a flash. Most internal organs and tissues in the ventral area are quite representative of looking very similar in color. If this tortoise is with a male or has been with a male than incubation should hopefully prove successful. But if not then the egg will be infertile.mat some point something triggered her into an egg cycle though, so my question would be how long have you had this tortoise, and do you keep others in with it?
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    I have had her for 5 weeks. From what I was told the previous owner kept himher outside in an outhouse, without heat or uv light and only fed Komodo pellets. I know shehe was kept with others because someone else I know was given a tortoise by the same person because they kept fighting. If im not mistaken this fighting might have been leading up to mating...
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    The thing is, when I had the tort to the vet for a beak trim he inspected her undercarriage and said yes that's definitely a male...
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