Eastern Hermann’s Digs Nests

Connie Jo

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I have a 6 year Hermann’s that is digging nests in my rocky landscape. There is also a weed barrier under the rock. I have given her a large box with soft dirt & leaf mole but she tries to climb out. I feel bad for her because there are so many rocks & she isn’t satisfied with the holes she digs. Any ideas to what I should try to help her, or should I just keep her in the box & see if she will lay? I know females can hang on to their eggs till they find a suitable happy place to lay. HELP
 

Yvonne G

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Is there a male in with her?
 

Turtulas-Len

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Try fixing her an area in her outside enclosure like you did in the box. They don't dig that deep so 3 or 4 inches should be enough. I had a female box turtle that was missing most of her toenails on both back feet so I fixed her a sandy spot to lay her eggs and she found it and used it for nesting. Good Luck.
 
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