MEE eggs 6/17/21

Cathie G

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Something I've always wondered about is if they are actually blue as hatchlings and growing ? I read they are called Russian blue ?
I'm sorry I thought you were talking about Russian tortoise eggs. Didn't you have some of those also this year? Maybe I'm mistaken.?
 

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There's something wrong with the three MEE hatchlings. One still has a very large yolk, and it's been long enough it should have absorbed, one doesn't move and the third looks like he has no eyes. He's the most active of the three. He bites the air, trying to eat, he drinks the carrot water and he wanders. But it looks like I'm not going to have Manouria babies to sell this year.
 

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That's a shame Yvonne, although these seemed to hatch very early. Is there no hope for the remaining eggs?
 

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If I'm remembering correctly William (my tortoise partner) took the two babies to sell at a show, and I kept the one with no eyes. He is doing GREAT! He's a beauty, but every time I put food and water in there I silently wonder just what I'm going to do with him when he gets big enough to go outside.



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Sometimes I THINK I can see a tiny little spot of eyeball in the space at the corner of one eye, and then other times I think I must've imagined it.
 
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