hatchling

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    Age estimate for baby redfoot

    Hello, I’ve had my baby redfoot for a month now and am wondering if its age is the same as what the breeder told me. Breeder stated it hatched February; no specific hatch day, meaning it was about 3 months when I received it, so about 4 months old now. It’s not that I don’t believe the breeder...
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    Outdoor enclosure for cherry head hatchling

    Hi! I’m going to have my very first (cherry head) tortoise hatchling in a few months and I’m preparing its outdoor enclosure. I live in Manila, Philippines and our weather is usually 25C-35C and humidity from 70-85% and can even reach up to 90%+. I plan to have a 4ft x 2ft table (covered with...
  3. T

    Baby Red Footed Passed Away

    We lost our baby red footed tortoise last night and we are absolutely devastated. If anyone has any input on things we can change if we ever decide to try again, it would be so greatly appreciated . We got him from a highly rated reptile store at the end of February, the owner was out for the...
  4. K

    Just sharing

    Guys 😭 I literally just made my account because I need to share with someone what just happened.. A few weeks ago I got my first tortoise, a 2” sulcata hatchling from a breeder and she’s perfect! I did all the research and have been improving on her care daily because I’ve always wanted one...
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    Gritty urates… for a while now

    Hi! I’m a first time tortoise mom to a 2-month old sulcata and for 3 weeks now it has passed gritty urates! I don’t understand why, I’ve been soaking it every single day, sprayed water on its food. I feed it romaine lettuce to just get hydration. His/her diet is a high fiber pellet, previously...
  6. K

    Outside Grow-out Table

    Finishing up a table for my cherry head hatchlings. I wasn't planning to split it in half but got some advice that it's better to keep babies separate. I found some planter that I added as barriers between the two sides. I need to add fans, heaters, and some shade cloth then I'll add the...
  7. marbalboy

    Lethargy :(( help dt hatchling

    I need your help. Hatchling Petunia was doing so so well. Now It is not. Here is the problem: Very lethargic, just lays listlessly under basking area and moves slowly. Has really lost the voracious appetite, although took a few bites when we weren’t watching. and still eats the good stuff...
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    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...
  9. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  13. Radnoisseur

    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...
  14. Radnoisseur

    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...
  15. Radnoisseur

    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 -...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Eli @ Tiko’s Torts

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