Interrupting Nesting


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10 Year Member!
Oct 25, 2010
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Winter Springs, Florida A quaint little town near
Hello everyone! Haven’t posted in here in quite a while but I’m in need of some advice!

My older red foot tortoise (approximately 15) started nesting today. I haven’t seen her nesting recently so it may just be a test spot. What I’m concerned about is she’s still in her outdoor pen nesting and a cold front is about to blow through. It’s already down to 54 from 80 earlier today. I want to bring her in and warm her up but I’m afraid to interrupt her. I went outside to check on her and it doesn’t look like she’s laid any eggs yet. Is it okay for me to disrupt her so I can bring her inside and warm her up? I’m worried about her getting egg bound but she’s laid successful clutches in the past.

Thank you in advance!