I am heartbroken to announce that Helix passed away on January 16th, 2020 from respiratory issues. That morning he went through his normal routine, a soak for five minutes, his favorite orange wheels were put on, and he was offered some food. For the first time, he didn’t get excited. Instead he rolled into his […]
Some of our baby Egyptian eggs are starting to hatch. I was hoping these would be instahatch eggs and hatch in some lucky person’s incubator. This Egyptian egg was laid on 5/9/19. It piped on 7/31/19 and slowly is emerging at a tortoise’s pace. This little tortoise weighs around 4 grams.
Instahatch egg #83 was laid on 4/6/19, shipped to Tulsa, Oklahoma on 6/3/19, delivered on 6/4/19 and started to hatch on 6/22/19. 18 days after delivery. Talk about a stressful few weeks. I was confident that it was going to hatch because the customer kept sending me updates of candling pictures and it was progressing […]
#86 is a Marginated tortoise. It was laid 4/17/19, shipped to Albany, California on 6/17/19 (2,490 miles away), delivered on 6/18/19, and hatched on 6/20/19. It was so full of energy it climbed out of its deli cup!!!!!!
This cherry head tortoise decided to pip way too early. As it was hatching I noticed something was strange about its yolk sac. The tortoise had Gastroschisis; where the intestines are outside the body. For what ever reason, this little cherry head didn’t fully develop properly. It is currently alive, moving its head and is […]
#71 and #72 were both Cherryhead tortoise eggs, from same clutch, same ship date, same delivery date. They both traveled around 600 miles. #71 was shipped to Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. #72 was shipped to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. #71 piped 7 days after being delivered (total days incubated 101). #72 piped 16 days after being delivered […]
Instahatch eggs #55, #56 and #57 are Leopard instahatch eggs that were shipped to me from friend back on 4/17/19 and delivered on 4/18/19. They were shipped on DD (developmental day) 95. The first one hatched on 5/11/19. It took 23 days from the day of delivery to hatch. The total DD was 119. The […]
Instahatch #58 was shipped 1,258 miles to Gilbert, Arizona. This Sulcata Instahatch egg was shipped on 4/22/19, delivered on 4/23/19 and place in a 7 egg tiny incubator. The day after it arrived the outer shell starting to crack, but looked liked drying mud more so than a pip. So the owner cranked the humidity. […]
The 46th Instahatch egg has shipped to its forever home to a very very small town called Show Low, Arizona!!!! It is an Ibera Greek tortoise egg. When i shipped the egg, the airspace was at the top and it was huge! It Shipped Monday 4/8/19, delivered on 4/9/19. When the egg was candled yesterday, […]