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  1. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

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  2. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    Yes, she is quite fertile and has laid around 22 eggs that I know of. Several were cracked by myself and the torts because I didn’t know they were there. For instance, she laid 5 in her hide and my male dug them up and cracked two while he was getting comfortable one day. I moved the other thee...
  3. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    I’m sorry to say that the poor little guy didn’t make it. I think it was just too much for him given that he was so little. Once he passed, I took a really good look at his leg and it was actually completely open and the leg was barely attached by muscle and skin. I could see his femur and hip...
  4. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    That makes sense. I’ll consult my vet. Thanks.
  5. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    @Tom what do you think? I don’t think the back left leg is ever going to function at all.
  6. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    Thank you! I will reach out once he’s eating and gaining weight.
  7. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. As soon as the plastron fuses, I was going see about attaching tiny wheel. Infection is a real possibility. I was able to get some of the dirt off but there is still quite a bit of dirt in the yolk sac and some crevices. I didn’t see any blood on him or...
  8. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    I may need suggestions for ways to attach wheels on this little guy soon
  9. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    Well, the little peanut made it through the night and evidently moved around some to temperature regulate. I’ll soak him a few times to day and hopefully it’ll stay hydrated. Last night when I was trying to clean it up, it moved around a lot and was pretty feisty trying to bit at me. Hopefully...
  10. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    Thanks for the info. I’ll get it set up with a proper heat source and water tonight. I’ll post if it makes it through the night. Poor little peanut.
  11. nightoff

    Premature Hatchling

    I think my adult female tortoise stepped on an egg that I didn’t know about and perhaps spurred it to hatch. I found the hatchling among the pieces of shell and it is very small, 22 g, the shell is very soft and the plastron scoots are far from fusing. There is quite a bit of the yolk sac intact...
  12. nightoff

    Tortoise egg explosion!

    I don’t know where you live but here in South Florida, I have found it easiest to leave the eggs where they are laid, if they’re in a safe area, and I put a round wire cage around the eggs so that when the tortoises hatch they come up and end up corralled in the little wire cage. That way they...
  13. nightoff

    Baby RFs Free to Good Homes in Florida

    Will do. Thanks.
  14. nightoff

    Baby RFs Free to Good Homes in Florida

    I have found a home for all of the babies. I want to thank everyone who contacted me about them. My big girl is still laying eggs every so often, so I may be back to adopt out more. Thanks.
  15. nightoff

    Baby RFs Free to Good Homes in Florida

    I think I have a safe way to ship depending on the weather.
  16. nightoff

    Baby RFs Free to Good Homes in Florida

    If I can figure out how to do it safely this time of year
  17. nightoff

    Baby RFs Free to Good Homes in Florida

    I have 6 baby RF torts, 1 month to 5 months old, free to good homes. They are all oops babies that have been raised inside and outside in S. Florida. Contact me if interested in 1 or all. Attached is a photo of today’s “tortoise stack”, when I picked up the plastic dish they were hiding under...
  18. nightoff

    Looking for RF hatchling

    If you are still looking....I have 6 juvenile RF torts ranging from 3 weeks to 5 mos. old that need good homes. I attached a "baby" picture of 5 of them from late July. You can message me or text to (954) 261-5641
  19. nightoff

    Is my redfoot juvenile a hybrid?

    I figured but was curious. Thanks everyone who helped. Since the father is going to be mating, I figured it would be good to know if he maybe isn’t a genetically pure redfoot. (If people care about that when purchasing/ acquiring tortoises)
  20. nightoff

    Is my redfoot juvenile a hybrid?

    Here are a couple of pictures.
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