Hello! I am new here and I was just surprised this morning...15 minutes ago by by Russian tortoise laying 2 0r 3 eggs before covering them up in her indoor enclosure. She has been housed with a male for over 5 years and is finally laying eggs. They are about 4 inches under the soil. They live in a 4 foot by 6 foot enclosure in my home. The heat in my house is always at 70. She laid them under the heat lamps. My question is: I do not have an incubator. No one seems to sell them locally. I ordered one but it wont be here for a week. Do I leave the eggs in the ground or attempt a home made incubator until the hovabator arrives? How long can they safely stay in the ground for? Thanks so much for any help! i checked the other threads but none seem quite as specific as I need.