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    2024 Egyptian tortoises ( CA only)

    Hello, I have a few remaining slots on my wait-list for Egyptian tortoises. Multiple bloodlines will be available. Incubated for both sexes. I have been breeding Egyptian:s for 7 years. Guidance is provided pre-sale and long after purchase. References available from new and returning...
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    Mother's Day Arrivals

    Surprise arrival of two perfectly beautiful hatchlings on Mother's Day!
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    2024 Egyptian Tortoise Wait-List ( CA only)

    Hello, I have some remaining slots on my wait-list for Egyptian tortoises. Multiple bloodlines will be available. Incubated for both sexes. Guidance is provided pre-sale and long after purchase. References available from new and returning customers. To be placed on the wait-list or inquiries...
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    My Clea

    Yes, that is an egg. In the photo the egg dies appear unusually large but in fact it is a typical sized egg for a 5 inch sized Egyptian.
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    My Clea

    Thank you. In the 10 years she has been in my care clutch sizes have been 1-2 eggs. This season was her first time with one clutch of 3 eggs. Six are appearing fertile with recent egg being too soon to tell. Typical clutch size for this specie is 1-2 eggs, 1-2 clutches per season.
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    My Clea

    Clea, my 22 year old is a busy girl. This marks egg # 7 of 4 clutches this season ( 3, 1, 2 and 1).
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    Introducing my Egyptian tortoises

    Claudia, I adore your setup! I am assured they are in very good hands.
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    CB 2024 Egyptian Tortoises (CA only)

    Egyptian tortoise egg laying has commenced for 2024. Multiple bloodlines will be available. Incubated for both male and female. If you would like to join the wait-list please contact Martha (Lisa) Garcia: [email protected]. References available. (California sales only)
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    Egg laying off to a start for 2024

    Thank you, Claudia!
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    Egg laying off to a start for 2024

    Thank you, Yvonne! Hopefully they will be fertile!
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    Egg laying off to a start for 2024

    Three egg clutch from my 22 year old Egyptian tortoise ( Clea). I have had her for 10 years and this is her first clutch of 3. Typical is 1-2'eggs per clutch.
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    Summer 2023 Babies

    Thank you, Yvonne! The patterning I have seen on occasion. As the tortoise gets older it will have the shell appearance of a "typical" Egyptian.
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    Summer 2023 Babies

    Summer 2023 babies growing nicely.
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    Meet Stormy

    Thank you for catching that. Thank you for noting that. Yes, I meant coco coir, there is a big difference.
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    Meet Stormy

    Thank you for your insights. I will certainly be switching to coco fiber as I do not want to further press my luck. Nice chat!
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    Meet Stormy

    I have used the dirt type peat moss. Do you think it is the acidity in it that can burn the carapace ? I once got one of the babies munch on loose fiber moss. I cleaned it all out and fortunately nothing happened to the baby. Since I have warned others against using it.
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    Meet Stormy

    Actually, I have used a more moisture retaining medium. I decided to experiment by using peat moss by EB Stone. I prefer this because of it's acidic content and that it does not promote growth of mold. I have done this for the past three years with good results. I find that the babies love to...
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    Meet Stormy

    Thank you, Tom! Half the enclosure is crushed oyster shell and the other half is comprised of a mix of clay and sand 1:1. Humidity is anywhere from 40-60 percent. I find it can be a challenge to aim for perfectly smooth shell growth as some of them prefer the drier side. On observation the...
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    Meet Stormy

    Stormy was born in Aug 20, 2023 the day both a quake and a tropical storm hit S. California. Stormy will soon be going to a wonderful new keeper. Photo then and now.
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