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Very strange egg

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by Maria Ohlson, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Maria Ohlson

    Maria Ohlson Member

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    My 16 year old Testudo hermanni 700 gram female layed a very strange looking egg today. Very very long. 22 gram.
    She have never layed here before, but layed unfertile eggs at here previous owner. ( They had no male but now she live with 2 males in a Group of/with several more females )
    She has lived with me for 2 years now. Never hibernated at previous owner but have hibernated at my house every year.
    I have HID Mega Ray lamps, Lightwave for Daylight, healthy food with calcium supplements etc etc. On spring- autumn the tortoise go outside in a large enclosure with a greenhouse with extra heating if nessesary. ( Live in Sweden )
    Any ideas why? Malfunktion with the producing of the egg? Eggs?
    Foto beside a normal egg from Another Testudo hermanni.

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Wow! What fun it will be to see the baby that comes out of that egg!!
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    Bee62 Well-Known Member TFO Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I bet there will be no baby coming out of that egg. When chicken eggs are deformed the chance that a chick hatch is really low.
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    Hmm perhaps it is a double yolk?
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    I will se if there is Life inside in a week or two. But I also Think its a abnormal and probably will not result in any hatchling. Another breeder in Sweden got a egg like this and hatched a normal baby from it so there is a small chance.
    Very strange. I have another female that lay more long eggs then normal, and normal babys hatch from them but this egg was like a dubbel egg.
    Something must have gone wrong in the eggmaking process.
    Im happy that all was well for the female and that the egg didnt get stuck in her <3
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    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Have Hope. there may be something Special in that egg.
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