**You must have an incubator set up prior to delivery, I will not ship the incubator with the egg.
A Hatch A Tortoise Instahatch egg is 100% fertile and days away from hatching. The egg is candled, heart monitored and documented through out incubation to confirm that it is developing properly. The egg is shipped 10 days before its predicted hatch date. Like a human’s due date, an Instahatch predicted hatch date is just an estimate. Based on our experience and knowledge we make the judgment call on when the egg is ready to ship.Hatching your own tortoise is super easy as long as you follow the detailed care guide. Download the guide Hatch A Tortoise Instahatch Egg Care Guide
Remember, for every tortoise egg bought from Tortstork, $10 is donated to a turtle/tortoise conservation group to help save these amazing animals.
Shipping is overnight. We use FedEx and is $60 flat rate fee. Shipping will be added to your order at checkout.
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*Please note that you need to supply your own incubator. We suggest the Hovobator 1602N You do not need an egg turner or anything else that amazon will try to sell you. We supply you with a deli-cup and substrate for incubating the egg for the final few days of development
**Hatch A Tortoise Instahatch eggs are 100% guaranteed to hatch (as long as you use the recommended incubator or an approved one, confirmed by us). If your egg does not hatch you will get your money back (minus shipping).
Lesa Ryan –
Being able to watch my tortoise hatch was an amazing experience. TortStork walked me through every step before and after my egg hatched. My russian hatchling was healthy, active, hungry and curious immediately. A truly perfect and beautiful little tortoise. He is almost four months old now and is such a joy. His growth is right on target and he is very friendly. I highly recommend TorkStork whether you want to hatch an egg or buy a hatchling. You won’t find a better breeder than Randy.
Kitty Moran/Sweet Greek Torts –
I purchased an “Insta-Hatch” Russian tortoise egg that had started to pip on the overnight flight over. July 31, 2018. It finished hatching the following day. The baby has been growing absolutely smooth and solid. An amazing experience that I highly recommend!
Terri Kavanaugh (verified owner) –
On May 7th my Russian egg arrived, I was at work and my husband tucked he/she into the incubator. For the next few days we watched it and low and behold on May 10th we noticed it start to pip. On the 11th it completely emerged! I kept Randy updated the every step of the way through the whole process. I kept him updated with pics of what was happening and he was so encouraging through the whole process!! I would highly recommend him and his company to anyone who is interested in seeing this process and a tortoise coming into the world. He is right there every step of the way with you letting you know what to expect and what to do next. My little one arrived today and is very healthy and in Randy’s words GORGEOUS!! I can;t wait to see what this baby holds in store for me, I look forward to the adventure and if you are on the fence teetering about purchasing an Inta-Egg, teeter NO MORE, Randy is awesome!! You won’t regret it!!
Christine Cole (verified owner) –
This was a terrific and wonderful learning experience for myself, my children, and even family and friends. Randy was knowledgeable and quick to respond. I am so appreciative to have found his website and grateful for our new addition.
William H. (verified owner) –
Wonderful experience. Communication was great, shipping was quick, and I really appreciate they worked with me to make a last minute change to my order. Highly recommended to anyone considering purchasing a tortoise egg.
Courtney (verified owner) –
I have been very happy with my purchase from Tortstork. Randy is quick to answer any emails and great at communication. Our egg is safely in the incubator and we can’t wait to meet our little one any day! I’d highly recommend purchasing a instant hatch egg.
Rajan (verified owner) –
Coolest turtle ever. Thank you.
Lisa Laufer (verified owner) –
Hatching my own baby Russian tortoise has been one of the most amazing experiences I could have ever imagined. I’ve loved tortoises for as long as I can remember. There’s just something really special about them. I discovered Tortstork.com and the Instahatch tortoise egg when I came across a posting of one of Randy’s other customers after she had hatched one of her own. I became obsessed with the idea and read and reread every word on the Tortstork site. Hatching my own tortoise became the most compelling thing on my bucket list. I wanted it more than anything!
For my birthday I got the incubator. For Christmas I was able to prepay to get my name on the waiting list for my very own egg to hatch!! Before long my egg was ready to ship. Randy was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process! Every time I had a question or concern, he responded and walked me through everything. I learned so much!! My egg shipped on May 28th and first pipped on the morning of June 11th. By noon the next day he was fully hatched and completely adorable!! He was eating that very first day. Still I kept coming up with more questions and Randy responded patiently to every single one. The whole process has been rewarding, educational, and so much fun! Furthermore, knowing that a donation is made to conservation organizations that help turtles and tortoises around the world without any endorsement of these organizations in return is truly extraordinary. Randy has done so much to make the world a better place. By sharing his knowledge as he does, he is paving the way for decreasing demand for wild caught turtles and tortoises which may, in turn, diminish illegal exporting and importing of them and the horrendous conditions they are often subjected to during the process.
Tortstork.com is where the dream begins. If you have ever considered how cool it would be to be the first person your baby tortoise ever meets, don’t hesitate. Randy makes the process easy, educational, and fun. I could not be more grateful for the opportunity! I feel like my connection to my baby tortoise is closer because of having helped create the environment he hatched in. From the very beginning, and all the way through, this has been a truly rewarding experience!!
Lloyd Collier (verified owner) –
An extraordinary, wonderful experience! First of all, I must compliment the customer service, which was friendly and attentive. And what an ingenious product! It never occurred to me that I would be able to hatch a tortoise egg at my house. But I did, and it was not difficult at all. I just followed the crystal-clear instructions, and the result was a perfect hatchling Russian tortoise, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I can assure you it is mind-boggling to see a tortoise in the first moments of its life, just amazing. This is the coolest summer project I have ever engaged in in my entire life! Truly lifted my spirits in these bleak times. Thank you, Tortstork. I recommend this company wholeheartedly!
Elizabeth B. (verified owner) –
Working with Tortstork has been a fantastic experience. Our Russian Tortoise arrived safely and arrived hatching. The tortoise, now several days old, is healthy and active. Tortstork has remained a resource, answering questions and offering support to help us to keep this tortoise heathy and happy. I could not be happier with this experience of hatching a new tortoise and receiving Tortstork’s help through the process.
Guillaume (verified owner) –
The egg arrived very well packaged and the instructions were very clear. The owner of the company was in touch regularly to check on the status of the egg. He really cares and ensures all your questions are answered. The baby hatched as expected and is as healthy as can be! We are very satisfied and would do it again … and again!
Shannon (verified owner) –
This was such a cool experience! Randy was in touch with me before the egg shipped to make sure I would be home and available for its arrival. The egg was packaged very securely and arrived safely. Randy checked in often on its status while it was hatching, answering any questions very quickly. My hatchling is doing great and I’m excited to have a new member of the family. I wouldn’t hesitate to order from Tortstork again!
Madison (verified owner) –
This was such a cool experience! I originally ordered a Russian egg but it hatched before it shipped. The owner was very nice and offered a full refund, but I decided to get a hatchling instead. Leo came very happy, energetic, and eager to explore his new enclosure. The owner was so understanding and informative about the whole process and you can tell he knows what he is doing and is passionate about his business! I will definitely be repurchasing in the future.