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Elongated nesting site

Discussion in 'Elongated and Forsten's tortoises' started by Huckleberry, Sep 6, 2016.

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  1. Huckleberry

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    Anyone out there have input on what kind of nesting sites elongateds prefer?
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    Hi Huck,

    Dirt and leaves. Mine will just start excavating a hole, but sometimes there are a few false attempts. It can be done in hours or sometimes days.

    Good luck!
    Scruffy
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    Thanks, Scruffy!
    Do they seem to prefer sun or shade? Soft soil or clay? Day or night?
    I thought one of mine was digging a test hole a few weeks ago, but maybe she was just burrowing.

    Do you see obvious agitation before laying? What about weight gain or loss?

    Thanks for the help.
    Huck
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    Caught her in the act of nesting and retrieved one (big!) egg. It's baking in the incubator at 85 degree F and 70-80% humidity.

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    Wow, that is one huge egg! Keep us updated!
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    One of my other females laid three eggs yesterday. Exciting, but I am wondering about fertility. Anybody know about elongated eggs? I candled these three and the one from a few weeks ago, and I don't see anything. Any tips?

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