by mary
(moberly mo.)

My grandson found a tortoise and put it in my iguana cage. the igauna stays oon the top level, tortoise on the bottom. we have had the tortoise for 2 months, it laid 2 eggs what do I do?

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Jul 31, 2010
by: Shelly

Unless you want to start raising tortoises, I suggest you contact a reptile rescue center near you. They can tell you what to do and may even help you to find homes for your animals.

Hatchlings usually need more humidity than adults until they have absorbed the yolk sack. Damp paper towels on the floor of the container can help. The babies should begin to eat in about 48 hours. If it doesn't give it a warm soak in shallow water. Then provide some food. They'll eat what their parents eat.

Give the hatchlings lots of hidey holes. Shredded paper or leaves or bark will work.

Be sure that any home the babies go to are properly equipped to deal with them and that the new owners are knowledgeable.

Keep it slow and steady.

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