hatchling care

  1. fourtorts

    Welcome to the world! Hatchling question

    Hi! Yolk sac question here: All our babies have hatched, and are doing very well. Keeping it humid, soaking and they are all eating and moving around and exploring. These two were born a bit more slowly and have a some yolk sac that has been slowly absorbed during the past several days. How are...
  2. fourtorts

    Baby Sulcata hatchling yolk sac question

    Hi! All our babies hatched. All doing well, keeping it humid and most of them have begun eating and are lively, curious and adorable. A few are still working on absorbing their yolk sacs. How do these two look? Will that ridge indent go away? I’m keeping these two separate on moist paper towels...
  3. D

    CDT Hatchling Daily Routine - Is there a “normal”?

    Hey all, I have had my CDT hatchlings for 5 months now since they hatched, and after a rough start, they seem to have their routine down. I just wanted to run it by the group to make sure that its okay and “normal” or see if there are any habits I should look out for. I have 5 DCT hatchlings...
  4. T

    Desperate help with baby desert tortoise!!!

    Hi! My neighbor has desert tortoises and they found a newborn baby desert tortoise last week in their backyard. I’ve been trying to help them figure out care for the baby as the couple is older and not great with technology. I actually have a sulcata tortoise, but have never raised babies so I’m...
  5. stort

    Day old surprise hatchlings

    Hello, I am new to posting to the forum. I have had a couple of tortoises (I think Hermann?) for about 8 years and am constantly surprised by how much that I don’t know. I use this forum and the tortoise table diet info often. Quick history: we mistakenly acquired two tortoises, a male and...
  6. S

    When to upgrade redfoot enclosure??

    Hi everyone! I have an approximately 9 month old redfoot and am wanting to upgrade his enclosure. He's growing like a champ and his current enclosure is getting on the small side. I am planning on going ahead and building a tortoise table but want to make sure that the climate is good for his...
  7. RatQueen_Irene

    Keeping Humidity Up Hatchling Eastern Hermann

    Hello, nice to meet you all! My hatchling eastern hermann's tortoise is arriving tomorrow and I'm very excited, decided to name him Kepler (after the telescope) haha I have everything I think I need to make a good enclosure, having read everything I could get my hands on the past two years...
  8. Katamari.Sweetheart

    New Cal. Desert Tortoise Guardian

    Hello, I’ve just rescued a baby desert tortoise (gopherus agassizii), gifted from an accidental captive clutch. I’m applying for a permit. I’m new to tortoise keeping and want to make sure I’m doing the best I can for my little guy. I noticed that he has a lot of debris and crust around his...
  9. M

    Should I get a Sulcata? -New to the forum and questions

    Hello all! As you could probably tell from the title, I am new to the forum and considering buying a Sulcata. As far as introductions go, my name is Mary, and I am currently a college student considering majoring in Zoology/ Wildlife Biology. I have always been fascinated by animals and their...
  10. I

    Enclosure advice/tips for hatchling Burmese Star Tortoise

    Hello there, I was wondering if anyone can offer some advice with my enclosure. I got this 4x2 cause I got a sweet deal for $100 but I'm worried that the height is a little too short. It's 12 inches in height. So I am not sure if I should exchange it with something else. Or just keep it. Some...
  11. ashleymiller28

    Dark spots under shell for sulcata tortoise?

    Hello! Just this morning I picked up my sulcata tortoise (I am guessing she is around 7-8 months, I received her in May of this year) and inspected the underside of her shell. I was surprised to see those dark little half circles near the bottom as just a few weeks ago I checked her underside...
  12. S

    Redfoot Hatchling Enclosure

    Hello all! I just received my RF hatchling in the mail yesterday, and wanted to share his enclosure setup. On the warmer side I have a UVB bulb (on a 12 hour timer) and a basking lamp. I am going to be switching out the basking lamp for a CHE today, as I've found the lamp dries out the tank...
  13. HermanniChris

    HATCHING TORTOISES & REARING THEM!

    What happens when tortoises and turtles hatch? When should they be removed from the incubator? How should they be set up? In this full episode, a lot of information is covered on the subject of reproducing these amazing animals. Learn about how to handle newly hatched babies and how to begin...
  14. P

    Seeking opinions/advice on my reeves hatchling's health!

    So for some background info, "he's" fairly young (almost 2 months old) and we're just worried about him and want him to be happy and healthy. We adopted him towards the end of August, and the day we brought him home he seemed quite inquisitive and energic and he ate all of his food...
  15. E

    T.h.h “normal” hatchling weight?

    I have this beautiful hatchling that was produced by garden state tortoise & I’m wondering about normal weight gain. When I acquired her, about 6 weeks ago, she was 25g & now weighs 30g. Is this normal?
  16. Agathaade

    Set-up concern : my baby greek ibera (8/9 weeks) falls asleep buried in his basking area.

    Hi, My baby greek arrived 3 days ago. He has been eating, pooping, sleeping (a lot), exploring his indoor and outdoor enclosure (he gets one hour of outdoor enclosure time daily). Everyday he chooses to dig into the substrate to sleep, and does it under the basking lamp. Sometimes on the edge...
  17. lionheartHC

    Sulcata hatchling losing weight?

    I've been weighing my hatchling a few times a week since I got him on 7/6/20. Since the day I brought him home he's always had a steady diet and the same routine. As of 8/6/20, he seems a lot different. He used to eat anytime I would put fresh food in his enclosure and as of lately he's eating...
  18. feefofum

    Clear bubbles coming out of nostrils

    Hi everyone! I just got a 2-month old marginated tortoise last Wednesday and named him (going with him right now but who knows haha) Houdini. This is my first time raising a tortoise so I did all the research I can beforehand. Also read Chris' care sheet on marginated tortoises and that's...
  19. lionheartHC

    Built my dream enclosure! Tips on heating?

    I just finished up building my enclosure with ideas I found on this forum. I’m in love with how it came out but tomorrow I’ll start with the temps and humidity. Each cubical is 6ft long, 3ft depth and 3ft in height. I’m building this for my Sulcata hatchling and to house my Russian during the...
  20. M

    HELP URGENT gasping for breath

    Hi-- I have a eastern Hermanns that's almost a year old. Its been doing well I've had it two months now eats really well is active running around the whole enclosure-no problems. Tonight he came out of his hide suddenly when normally he's fast asleep (he will typically go to bed around 5 and...
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