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3 day old Angulate tortoise

Angulate / Angulated / Bowsprit (Chersina angulata) tortoise hatchling

Hatching baby

hatching Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata)

Pipping baby. If you look closely, you can see his little face and eye.

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) hatching

A little nap after breaking a nice sized hole into the egg shell.

More babies

3 day old Angulate tortoise, Chersina angulata

Ready to go.

3 day old Angulate tortoise, Bowsprit tortoise

Her belly button is closing nicely. She had no residual yolk sag when she hatched.

hatching Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) baby

Another Angulate tortoise baby almost out of the egg.

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) hatchling

Just out of the egg with a grumpy face! :O)

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) hatchling

His belly is still very rounded with some residual yolk sac. He looks like a ball. :O)

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) hatchling

In a few days, the belly button will be all closed.

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) hatchling

Cute! :O)

Growth grooves

Angulate / Bowsprit (Chersina angulata) hatchling

Angulate tortoise hatchling showing his first growth "groove." Angulates' shells tend to grow with a visible "groove" pattern.

Angulate tortoise shell - "groove" pattern

Here you can see the growth "grooves" of an adult Angulate tortoise.

Irregular scutes

just hatched Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata)

One day old Angulate tortoise with split scutes on top.

Angulate / Bowsprit tortoise baby

Another hatchling with irregular scutes on top.

Angulate / Bowsprit tortoise (Chersina angulata)

Uneven scutes in the back.

Siblings

Angulate tortoise babies

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.

Angulate / Angulated / Bowsprit tortoise hatchlings

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.

angulate / bowsprit tortoise babies

Babies ready for a bath after spending the day outdoors.

 

Related pages: Angulate hatchlings p.1, care, courtship, nesting, incubation, and egg development

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