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 […]
Imagine hatching a rare Hypomelanistic red footed tortoise. It would be amazing right? Now, imagine it being deformed with 10 claws on one foot. Even more amazing right? Only if you’re a children’s book author and you turn it into a character for a future book. Meet Polly, the hypo red footed tortoise with 10 […]
This unique painting was painted by Luna Lark. Please visit the Luna Lark’s website to see more great paintings. Luna Lark Studio Luna Lark uses watercolors, acrylics, and dry media to create colorful paintings of humans and animals. She strives to find a balance between realism and impressionism to best analyze the essence of animals […]
Helix has touched so many hearts across the world, from Unite states, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Panama, Mexico, Africa, Russian, Japan, Canada, Australia, Ireland and Scotland. Im sure there are some places I’ve missed. Helix’s Story is inspiring to children and adults. I opened up the opportunity for people to draw Helix in their own […]
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 […]
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.
The stork delivered Tortstork’s 44th instahatch egg. The egg safely arrived in Arizona. the airspace was growing rapidly, which is the perfect time to ship, that means the tortoise inside is absorbing its yolk and preparing to hatch. Here is an unboxing of the egg.