- hatchlings p.2 -
Angulate / Angulated / Bowsprit (Chersina angulata) tortoise hatchling
Pipping baby. If you look closely, you can see his little face and eye.
A little nap after breaking a nice sized hole into the egg shell.
Ready to go.
Her belly button is closing nicely. She had no residual yolk sag when she hatched.
Another Angulate tortoise baby almost out of the egg.
Just out of the egg with a grumpy face! :O)
His belly is still very rounded with some residual yolk sac. He looks like a ball. :O)
In a few days, the belly button will be all closed.
A new baby with an older sibling. The new baby's color will darken as she grows and is exposed to sunlight. The bigger baby started out just as pale.
Another shot of the siblings. The smaller one is only three days old and weighs 19g. The older one is six months old and weighs 39g.
Babies ready for a bath after spending the day outdoors.
He will spend the first few days in a warm incubator nursery. This one's a Hovabator.
Once his belly is healed, he will move into his baby tub. The basking bulb and ceramic heat emitter (CHE) are both low wattage to keep the temperature comfortable, but not too hot. The UV fluorescent tube is turned for part of the day. In the evening, I turn off the light producing heat bulb, turn on the CHE (if needed) and move it over the slightly damp sphagnum moss.
There he is!
He loves to sleep and hide in the warm, slightly damp sphagnum moss.