hatchling

  1. M

    Sulcata hatchling dehydrated shell?

    Hi, I’m new here and I have a 2-3 month old sulcata (I was told it was around that age) from a reptile store. I am concerned by its shell.. its shell was like this when I got him and I’m assuming this is dehydration?? I hope it’s something I can fix!! I’ve only had him for three days and I have...
  2. marbalboy

    Petunia the hatchling update plus new enclosure

    Hello! It’s been awhile since I posted here in panic mode so I thought I would update and ask a few more questions . Petunia seems to be doing really well (hence the lack of panic posts-not great burrow in the sky). Not sure of a quantitative good growth rate, but it has gained roughly 20-22...
  3. D

    CB Hatchling Box Turtles

    $225ea +shipping zelle/venmo 2023 Captive born eastern box turtles. Shipping is Monday-Wednesday(if this doesn'twork we can discuss). Pictures of adult parents can and will be provided upon request. These guys are being kept in a closed chamber. I do this for the first year of life to ensure...
  4. T

    Sulcata hatchling isn’t eating

    Hi I have a baby sulcata that I got about a month ago so she’s around 2-3ish months old. As soon as I got her she was already squeaking but with some soaking and consistent misting the squeak has mostly gone away. These past few weeks she’s been eating less and less except for an occasional...
  5. cwalker1379

    Hatchling not gaining weight

    Hello! I have a 3 month old red foot tortoise old who is not really gaining weight. He weighs 51 grams today and he weighed 50 grams on July 5th. He is eating and active in the mornings/early afternoon, his enclosure temps are around 85° during the day with about 95° basking area and temps do...
  6. TommyTheV

    What is a "Lantern Condition"?

    Hi everyone, A member here private messaged me about this and I searched high and low with no lead as to what it is about. Can anyone shed some light on what to look for, etc? "You might want to take a flashlight against the plastron to check if they are in "lantern" condition. mine just...
  7. TommyTheV

    My first attempt at hatching Sulcata eggs :) So excited!!!

    Hi all, Shortly after I acquired 3 beautiful Sri Lankan Star hatchlings, one of my young female Sulcata decided to lay. This is her first clutch. Honestly didn't know how long they were laid for but its been mid 70's (at most) outside for the past 2-3 weeks in San Diego so even if it was that...
  8. TommyTheV

    Clarity Please: Proper enclosure for high humidity hatchlings like the Indian/Sri Lankan/Radiated, etc.

    Hi everyone, Lots of threads / blogs out there and even YouTube videos from what appears to be reputable keepers/breeders but could not find anything in dept regarding how much / how long they need to be kept in this high humid enclosures. As hatchlings keeping them indoor is preferred -...
  9. N

    Hatchling or Yearling Hermanns

    I am getting my first hermanns and after much research, I am deciding between a 3 month old hatchling or a yearling. I'd be ecstatic with either so I'm curious about other's opinions. Would you go with the yearling (slightly more expensive) or go with the hatchling? Why? I'm thinking I may...
  10. L

    Feedback on enclosure

    Hello! This is my first post, first sulcata tortoise, and first time building out an enclosure. I am looking for some constructive feedback for my new guy Frankie to live his best lift! In one pic you will see one tiny light that we were using until my husband could get home with the bigger...
  11. T

    Eli @ Tiko’s Torts

    This is Eli . Anyone else have a Western Hermann’s? Share pics plz 💚
  12. A

    Hatchling with URI (failure to thrive?) Update

    Hello, My hatchling redfoot went to the vet. They gave him subcutaneous fluids, ceftazidime, and a gentamicin eye drop. They said he may just be a hatchling that fails to thrive but I wanted to give him a chance. I soak him a few times a day in warm water. Sometimes I had Mazuri diet, carrots...
  13. P

    Spur Thigh Hatchling with crease in belly shell

    Hi, I have incubated 7 spur thigh eggs, 5 have hatched within 72hrs of each other, 4 look healthy but one took a little longer than the others to get out of its egg and it has a deep crease in the underside of its shell. Is this a deformity or will it straighten out now it’s out of the egg...
  14. Meena

    Light tan/dry looking marks around inner scutes of baby cherry head

    Hello! New owner to a 4 month old cherry head - and we're in love :) My husband and I are new to tortoise care. We live in Southern California and (after careful research for almost a month) received our first cherry head hatchling 2 weeks ago. The breeder lives in SoCal as well, he has a...
  15. T

    2 month old sulcata hatchling with shell issue

    Hello! I’m new here! I’m coming here to see if anyone is able to give me some insight on my small hatchling sulcata, Pete. He’s had no issues since getting him at 2 weeks. He eats great. I have him on calcium with the proper lighting. A couple nights ago when soaking I noticed his shell had a...
  16. C

    Weight Gain- How much is too much?

    Good morning, all! Thanks to everyone's help, my baby tort is doing well and just hit the 6 month mark. Much appreciated. My question today is about my tort's weight gain, more specifically how much weight is too much? Below is the measurements I have taken since I got him in January: Jan...
  17. Cooksmorrell

    Indian star hatchling SICK ?

    I have an Indian star hatchling now for about a month. She was about a month old when I got her and she’s been super active eating great and everything was fine. Two days ago I noticed she didn’t move all day or open her eyes. I gave her a warm soak and put her back in her enclosure. I noticed...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. D

    CDT Hatchling Humidity

    Quick question about the humidity in my new enclosure. During the day with their basking lamp on my analog humidity gauge read around 50% humidity but now that it is night and the heat lamp is off the humidity gauge reads 80-90%. That seems odd to me since I do not currently have a cover over my...
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