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  1. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    Thanks for the encouragement. I am really attached to the old girl {not that old, really. only 15} I am hoping that since she can roam and enjoy the great outdoors more she will pop them out.
  2. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    She is on the move- this looks weirdly shaped.
  3. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    TurtleSteve, here is an update on egg retaining redfoot. I re-homed the larger (empty) tort to a great home. The tort has now laid a few more of the eggs, but definitely not all of them. She is eating well and active. Now that the weather here in NW Ohio has warmed up, she has spent several days...
  4. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    I'll add more sand tomorrow. There is a ceramic heat emitter directly over the nest box for her. I appreciate your advice. I am afraid that I may be coming to the conclusion that I may need to re-home the larger of the two (the one without eggs). I would need to build an entirely new structure...
  5. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    Well, Turtle Steve, I got the x-rays and made all the modifications to my enclosure. As you can see one of the torts is full of eggs! However, I am sad to report she has yet to lay any of them. The vet recommended giving her a drug to start contractions but I am hesitant as it has the potential...
  6. Heather B

    I own two redfoots. They both are about 12 year old. I now believe one is male and the other...

    I own two redfoots. They both are about 12 year old. I now believe one is male and the other female. Owner of them nearly all of their lives. Both housed together. If we have babies, I have room for another enclosure.
  7. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    Well, Turtle Steve, I got the x-rays and made all the modifications to my enclosure. As you can see one of the torts is full of eggs! However, I am sad to report she has yet to lay any of them. The vet recommended giving her a drug to start contractions but I am hesitant as it has the potential...
  8. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    Should I consider re-homing one of them or will they be fine if they truly are both female? My daughter heard "strange noises" and saw one mounted on top of the other several times over the last two summers in their outdoor enclosure. Could one just be acting male to dominate the other?
  9. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    I thank you for the great suggestions. I do have a ceramic heat emitter in the enclosure now in addition to the red bulb. I will change the red bulb out asap.
  10. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    Here is the inside/outside views. It measures 4×8ft. Plastic is to keep up humidity and trap heat. I know there isn't near enough substrate now.
  11. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    So, what is this- a pair of females or a male female duo?
  12. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    Thank you very much for your kind attention to my problem. Here are the two carapace photos. I know that their substrate is very shallow in their indoor enclosure, which now seems to be at least one of the problems.
  13. Heather B

    super thick, hard eggs.

    Hello, I have owned a pair of Redfoot torts for over ten years. I am unsure of the sex of them, however, as least one of them must be female. Over the past two years I have found a number of eggs in their enclosures (outdoor in summer, indoor in winter as we live in northern Ohio). We tried...
  14. Heather B

    Spring photos!

    Oh, so cute! My daughter was decorating the larger of our two with dandelions. Dressed up for Easter Sunday!
  15. Heather B

    Spring photos!

    Thanks! They are both 10-12 yrs. We love seeing them playing outside. They only had a couple hours out, as the weather still isn't fit for extended time outdoors.
  16. Heather B

    Spring photos!

    My two adult redfoots are enjoying their brief, supervised outing on a beautiful Spring day. Let's see what yours are up to!
  17. Heather B

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    Happy Easter! He is Risen! Hallelujah! Everyone have a blessed day enjoying the fantastic weather with family and friends, both two and four legged.
  18. Heather B

    Soaking fun

    My two adult Redfoots ( Tortellini and Peanut) are enjoying their warm soak on a steamy Summer afternoon. They'll be heading back to the garden enclosure as soon as they seem "done" .
  19. Heather B

    Got some wiggles!

    So adorable!, My adult Red foots do this while I'm spraying them with a hose. Hilarious.
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