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 […]
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 #74 was a Russian egg that was laid on 3/7/19, shipped to Braintree, Vermont on 5/6/19, delivered 5/7/19, and hatched 4 days later on 5/11/19 for a total of 66 days of development. The egg started to pip at 1254pm and was completely out of its egg at 652pm the same day. Thats 5 […]
#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 […]