Little early hatchling

cmacusa3

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This little one hatched out yesterday morning, somehow it managed to pull itself and a very big yolk sac out, I'm worried but right now it seems ok, I've put it in moist paper towels and keep it inside a small Tupperware bowl around 83 degrees. It's very small as you can see. Hopefully in a week it will have absorbed the yolk.

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Looks like the next Tortoise Forum Star:) Did your kids bless this one with a name yet?
 

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How's Hope doing today?

I'm still worried, little sluggish this morning and We had an emergency at work that caused me to leave for a few days. I will have to coach the wife and kids for a few days. Fingers crossed.
 

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Ee. Well she/he still has the egg sack, yes? So it should be relatively easy for your family to care for her/him while you are away. Just keep the heat and humidity up?
 

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Unfortunately the little one didn't make it, this is the first turtle I've ever lost and to be honest it's pretty devastating, Especially not being at home when it happened. I have no clue to be honest what happened but it only was in the egg for 50 days. It was kept it in my enclosure that my last 5 flourished in so I don't that was the problem, temps we good along with humidity. This sucks!!!

I was blaming myself for it but My little girl who is my rock told me over the phone, "Dad you save a lot of turtles every year and you can't save them all"..
 

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So, so sorry, but you know how much you do, how many you help and save.
It sounds like the poor little thing was just too premature.
Nobody could have saved it.
Sorry
 

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What a bummer:( Not much you could of done, t
Unfortunately the little one didn't make it, this is the first turtle I've ever lost and to be honest it's pretty devastating, Especially not being at home when it happened. I have no clue to be honest what happened but it only was in the egg for 50 days. It was kept it in my enclosure that my last 5 flourished in so I don't that was the problem, temps we good along with humidity. This sucks!!!

I was blaming myself for it but My little girl who is my rock told me over the phone, "Dad you save a lot of turtles every year and you can't save them all"..

Sorry for your loss! A humbling experience but a very smart daughter:)
 
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