painted sliders

by Darlene
(Windsor, Maine U>S>A)

why does my 5 year old painted turle lay eggs without a mate? has been going on for three months?

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Jul 16, 2011
Turtles Laying Eggs
by: Shelly

Turtles can lay eggs without a mate, just like chickens can. Those eggs will not be fertile. You should remove them.

A turtle or tortoise can lay fertilized eggs a long time after breeding -- sometimes 2 years. So if there is a chance your turtle was bred in that time frame, she may have fertile eggs.

Keep it slow and steady.

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