The Desert to the Tropics hatchling care


The Dog Trainer
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Jan 9, 2010
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Southern California
So, he says he kept them in the incubator with wet paper towels and soaked them every few days.
How old would you say they are? There’s a definite size difference
They are less than 6 weeks. In the correct conditions, the umbilical scar will close up completely in 7-10 days. When they are put into an enclosure prematurely, it can take weeks or months.

Paper towels are fine for a day or two tops, but then they begin to eat them. They should have food in the brooder box, and babies need to be soaked daily.