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 […]
The 100th instahatch egg was an Egyptian tortoise egg!!! It was shipped to Gainsville, Florida, 1,000 miles away. It was laid on 4/20/19, shipped on 6/27/19, delivered on 6/28/19, and started to hatch later that afternoon. It is doing fantastic and is super active.
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 […]
A cherryhead tortoise hatched on 5/28/19 with Gastroschisis, which is a growth defect of the plastron not closing correctly. to see inside this tortoise click this link. This little tortoise has been doing really well. It is having hard time moving around due to its intestines hanging out, though it seems to be healing nicely. I […]
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 […]
This is instahatch egg #55 that was shipped to me from a friend in Connecticut. It was laid on 1/12/19, shipped on 4/17/11 and started to hatch on 5/10/19. This is a time lapse of it hatching. I hope you enjoy.