Tag Archives: tortoise baby

100 is in the Egyptian bag!

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.

Russian Instahatch egg was not rushing to hatch.

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 […]

UPDATE on Tortoise born with Intestines outside body

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 […]

Remember instahatch #55, 56, & 57?

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 […]