Baby Sulcata hatchling yolk sac question

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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 as bedding and obviously everyone is getting their soaks in. Wondering when I can add these two to the group. They’re already eating and moving about. Thank you!


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Tom

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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 as bedding and obviously everyone is getting their soaks in. Wondering when I can add these two to the group. They’re already eating and moving about. Thank you!


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All of the babies need to be in a brooder box set up for at least 7-10 days after hatching. Many breeder skip this important step and it is always bad news.

Also, paper towels are only good on day one. After that, they will eat it. I use flat leaves on a bare bottomed shoe box after day one.

Please read these for ideas. Their first few days and weeks are critical and mistakes can have long term consequences:

 
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