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Surprise of the Year

HermanniChris

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10 Year Member!
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Upon arriving home two days ago from a much needed family vacation, I found a newly hatched baby Chersina angulata sitting right next to its mother under the basking light in the enclosure. I had absolutely no idea when this egg was laid, therefore I have no clue how long it incubated for. It’s flawless, robust and just beautiful. I also located the nest and egg shell pieces. It certainly was not there when we left on September 13th, so it did hatch while we were gone. That makes two successful hatches for us here with this species. In addition, my latest article for REPTILES magazine is hitting subscribers now and is all about the bowsprit tortoise. Keep a look out for it in case you’re interested. It came out well, has a good amount of info in it and plenty of photos.

Below are some photos of the new baby and one of it next to Ayanda, the baby that hatched here back in March, so you can see the drastic size difference.
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Sterant

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Tortoise Club
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Mar 6, 2016
Messages
534
Location (City and/or State)
Albany, NY
Craziness. Really happy for you.
 

EllieMay

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Jun 23, 2018
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Location (City and/or State)
East Texas
They look like Kang & Roo who I’m just mesmerized by!! I think I have to get one of these species!!! Really gorgeous
 

CarolM

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Oct 30, 2017
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Location (City and/or State)
South Africa - Cape Town
Upon arriving home two days ago from a much needed family vacation, I found a newly hatched baby Chersina angulata sitting right next to its mother under the basking light in the enclosure. I had absolutely no idea when this egg was laid, therefore I have no clue how long it incubated for. It’s flawless, robust and just beautiful. I also located the nest and egg shell pieces. It certainly was not there when we left on September 13th, so it did hatch while we were gone. That makes two successful hatches for us here with this species. In addition, my latest article for REPTILES magazine is hitting subscribers now and is all about the bowsprit tortoise. Keep a look out for it in case you’re interested. It came out well, has a good amount of info in it and plenty of photos.

Below are some photos of the new baby and one of it next to Ayanda, the baby that hatched here back in March, so you can see the drastic size difference.
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That is awesome news. The new little one is gorgeous. And Ayanda is growing beautifully.
 

Gillian M

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Aug 28, 2014
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14,962
Location (City and/or State)
Jordan
Upon arriving home two days ago from a much needed family vacation, I found a newly hatched baby Chersina angulata sitting right next to its mother under the basking light in the enclosure. I had absolutely no idea when this egg was laid, therefore I have no clue how long it incubated for. It’s flawless, robust and just beautiful. I also located the nest and egg shell pieces. It certainly was not there when we left on September 13th, so it did hatch while we were gone. That makes two successful hatches for us here with this species. In addition, my latest article for REPTILES magazine is hitting subscribers now and is all about the bowsprit tortoise. Keep a look out for it in case you’re interested. It came out well, has a good amount of info in it and plenty of photos.

Below are some photos of the new baby and one of it next to Ayanda, the baby that hatched here back in March, so you can see the drastic size difference.
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So cute!
 

NorCal tortoise guy

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Nov 16, 2017
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700
Location (City and/or State)
Northern California
Upon arriving home two days ago from a much needed family vacation, I found a newly hatched baby Chersina angulata sitting right next to its mother under the basking light in the enclosure. I had absolutely no idea when this egg was laid, therefore I have no clue how long it incubated for. It’s flawless, robust and just beautiful. I also located the nest and egg shell pieces. It certainly was not there when we left on September 13th, so it did hatch while we were gone. That makes two successful hatches for us here with this species. In addition, my latest article for REPTILES magazine is hitting subscribers now and is all about the bowsprit tortoise. Keep a look out for it in case you’re interested. It came out well, has a good amount of info in it and plenty of photos.

Below are some photos of the new baby and one of it next to Ayanda, the baby that hatched here back in March, so you can see the drastic size difference.
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wow so cool! Am I remembering right that to get the first one to hatch in the incubator you fallowed a complicated incubation plan? Seems like you even thinned the egg shell? Is that correct? how fascinating that this one made it all on its own! Is the dirt in the pen acidic do you know?
 

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