556th Egg Shipped And Hatched!

Our 556th hatch a tortoise egg shipped on 3/21/22.  It traveled overnight 2,328 miles to Bozeman, Montana. On 3/28/22 (9 days later) it started to pip and 16 hours later it was fully hatched!  The baby eastern Hermann’s entered the world in its forever home.  The new owner was able to experience the beginning of […]

Making an Egyptian hatchling enclosure; Less is routine.

I get asked a lot about how i raise my baby Egyptian hatchlings.  I always respond with “less is routine.”  Egyptian hatchlings get easily stressed out, because they don’t like change.  Babies wake up, warm up, eat, sleep and start that routine all over through out the day.  My enclosures are simple because that has […]

Routines are key to health

A happy tortoise is a tortoise with a routine.  Tortoises like to predict their next move.  They like to wake up around the same time, eat the same time, walk their walk, and sleep.  In the wild they do this.  In captivity, its the owners responsibility to create a routine. Have your lights on a […]

Tortoises can have Twins?

Yes! Tortoises can have twins.  When a female tortoise is ready to make an egg, the egg yolk is released from the ovaries and travels through the fallopian tubes to be fertilized.  The egg then gets coated with a thick layer protein, minerals and water, which is the albumen (egg whites). The egg continues down […]

Rare Hypo Tortoise with 10 Claws On One Foot!!!

Imagine hatching a rare Hypomelanistic red footed tortoise.  It would be amazing right? Now, imagine it being deformed with 10 claws on one foot.  Even more amazing right? Only if you’re a children’s book author and you turn it into a character for a future book.  Meet Polly, the hypo red footed tortoise with 10 […]

Russian Tortoises Are Back, With A discount For You!

This has been the year of the Russian tortoise.  Tortstork would be sold out of the hatchlings, before they were even hatched!  Between Hatch A Tortoise eggs and the demand for baby hatchlings, we couldn’t keep up.  We now have some absolutely stunning Russian hatchlings available.  If you have been waiting for that perfect moment […]

94.44% success rate for Hatch A Tortoise Instahatch Eggs

Tortstork shipped out its 378th egg this week and it successfully hatched!  Our successful hatch rate is 94.44%.  The failures vary from unknown reasons, but there are some theories.  It could be form mishandling during shipping to not having the right incubator to having too high of  a temperature in the incubator to delays in […]

Unboxing My Hatchling Hermann’s Tortoise

A customer made this youtube, its very entertaining.

Free Helix Book Download

Download your free copy of Helix Is Home Too. “Helix is Home Too tells the story of Helix, who must transition to completing his school days at home temporarily. He and his classmates learn that their school is shutting down to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Helix and his parents help him stay […]

Amazing Helix painting

Rainbow helix by luna lark

This unique painting was painted by Luna Lark. Please visit the Luna Lark’s website to see more great paintings. Luna Lark Studio Luna Lark uses watercolors, acrylics, and dry media to create colorful paintings of humans and animals. She strives to find a balance between realism and impressionism to best analyze the essence of animals […]