Summer Stars

Tom

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My Burmese Stars usually lay in winter. For some reason they decided to lay in summer this year too. I'm not going to complain! :)

For those who don't know, this species is functionally extinct. They are not "endangered". They are EXTINCT in the wild. What we breed in captivity is all that is left of this species. Lucky for the species, they are super hardy, easy to raise and care for, absolutely gorgeous, and super friendly and outgoing. They are an ideal species for a pet. They don't get huge, they are not destructive, they have no special diet requirements... These traits should ensure their survival for a long time to come.

I didn't know if eggs laid in hot weather would hatch or not. Now I know:
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These are two different clutches from two different females. They started pipping last night. More pic to come!
 

turtlesteve

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Awesome Tom. I am still eagerly watching and hoping for eggs this year, but no signs yet...
 

Mrs.Jennifer

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My Burmese Stars usually lay in winter. For some reason they decided to lay in summer this year too. I'm not going to complain! :)

For those who don't know, this species is functionally extinct. They are not "endangered". They are EXTINCT in the wild. What we breed in captivity is all that is left of this species. Lucky for the species, they are super hardy, easy to raise and care for, absolutely gorgeous, and super friendly and outgoing. They are an ideal species for a pet. They don't get huge, they are not destructive, they have no special diet requirements... These traits should ensure their survival for a long time to come.

I didn't know if eggs laid in hot weather would hatch or not. Now I know:
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These are two different clutches from two different females. They started pipping last night. More pic to come!
Congratulations!
 

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Congratulations Tom, I'm sure they will be beautiful tortoises. Sitting here bitting my tongue, but I have to ask. Any chance of you having plans on giving one a new home, could be interested. I already have a setup for a new baby, no rush.
 

Tom

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Congratulations Tom, I'm sure they will be beautiful tortoises. Sitting here bitting my tongue, but I have to ask. Any chance of you having plans on giving one a new home, could be interested. I already have a setup for a new baby, no rush.
They will all be for sale in a couple of months.
 
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My Burmese Stars usually lay in winter. For some reason they decided to lay in summer this year too. I'm not going to complain! :)

For those who don't know, this species is functionally extinct. They are not "endangered". They are EXTINCT in the wild. What we breed in captivity is all that is left of this species. Lucky for the species, they are super hardy, easy to raise and care for, absolutely gorgeous, and super friendly and outgoing. They are an ideal species for a pet. They don't get huge, they are not destructive, they have no special diet requirements... These traits should ensure their survival for a long time to come.

I didn't know if eggs laid in hot weather would hatch or not. Now I know:
View attachment 312198 View attachment 312199 View attachment 312200

These are two different clutches from two different females. They started pipping last night. More pic to come!
That is so very amazing. I would love to have one! I already have a Gopher Tortoise. how fun for you.
 

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We thoroughly enjoyed watching your sulcata hatchlings. Looking very forward to watching your Stars now! Thank you for taking the time.
 
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