1. Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

Happy Babies

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by Felicia Broschart, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Felicia Broschart

    Felicia Broschart New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location (City and/or State):
    Escondido, CA
    Just so happy for my little hatchlings. They started out around 40grams, just weighed them today and the largest is 81 grams and the smallest around 68 grams. They are getting so much more active and have hearty little appetites! Patiently waiting for it to get warm enough to move them to their outdoor enclosure, at least during the day.

    Attached Files:

  2. Lark_Tortoise

    Lark_Tortoise Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location (City and/or State):
    Ct
    (These ads do not appear for registered members.)
    I'm not an expert so what kind of tortoise are they? They are verrryyy cute! :<3::D
    Felicia Broschart likes this.
  3. Felicia Broschart

    Felicia Broschart New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location (City and/or State):
    Escondido, CA
    California Desert tortoises. I have an adult pair and apparently they mated. I found the babies in my yard last fall. Going to have to separate the parents this year. Don't want anymore of these babies, even though they are really cute!
    Lark_Tortoise likes this.
  4. Kenno

    Kenno Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2014
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location (City and/or State):
    Southern California
    Just asking, but isn't it true that female torts can lay clutches of fertile eggs multiple times after a single mating?
  5. Felicia Broschart

    Felicia Broschart New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location (City and/or State):
    Escondido, CA
    You may be right. Crossing my fingers I don’t find more. The babies are a lot of work. Once they are mature I need to find homes for the babies.
  6. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    4,686
    Likes Received:
    11,813
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Glenn Dale, Maryland, USA
    Cute torts....nice looking dandelions :)
  7. *debora*

    *debora* Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2017
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    1,237
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    The Netherlands
    Sweet!! You can send them my way, I dont mind the extra work. Lol
  8. Markleck

    Markleck New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location (City and/or State):
    Pasadena
    Are you offering any up for adoption? I’m located in Pasadena, have a couple tortoises currently, but have been looking to adopt a DT. Thanks in advance.

    Best,
    Mark
  9. Boo628

    Boo628 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location (City and/or State):
    California
    Hi when their up for adoption my DT would like a buddy to roam around with. He said thx in advance
  10. BeeBee*BeeLeaves

    BeeBee*BeeLeaves Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    233
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location (City and/or State):
    Orange County, So Cal
    Remember, desert tortoises do not need buddies. The stress of another will eventually kill one, or the other. Separate enclosures is vital. It may be months or years, but one or both, will die prematurely. Sadly.
    Tom and TechnoCheese like this.
Similar Threads: Happy Babies
Forum Title Date
North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus) Happy Ending Dec 1, 2016
North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus) Happy Easter from Touche' Apr 19, 2014
North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus) Happy California Tortie.......Seriously!!! Mar 30, 2011
North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus) Daisy Lou + NEW Vet + Xray = Happy Torty Mom! Nov 27, 2010
North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus) How to make an adopted desert tortoise very happy Jul 8, 2010

Share This Page