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Ground born marginata

Discussion in 'Marginated tortoises' started by tarta4ever, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. tarta4ever

    tarta4ever Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi guys I show you what I ve found in the enclosure this morning

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    tarta4ever Member 5 Year Member

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    How you can see there are some abnormal scale and I think that they are underweight 11g what do you think?
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Congrats on your nice surprise. I have no idea what their weight should be. With the yolks sacs gone and it almost completely closed, they could be a little under as they may have been there longer then you think. Start giving daily warm soaks and feeding them and they should hopefully be fine
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    How lovely! :)
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    tarta4ever Member 5 Year Member

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    The older brothers have some trouble some months ago, I wonder if the fact that the mother is young could be a problem for the baby I hope that someone whit more data will share with us some information.
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    tarta4ever Member 5 Year Member

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    UPDATE: i ve found the nest this morning whit 6 siblings, pics are coming.
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    Congrats

    Shells are often misshapen like that from being smashed in the egg. It should go back to normal soon.
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    Soak them, feed them and build an closed chamber for them
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    tarta4ever Member 5 Year Member

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    i m from italy we can take them outside all year, here you can see the difference whit the older brother.

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    What an Awesome Surprise!

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