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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)

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.

Hatchling housing

Angulate tortoise hatchling (Chersina angulata)

He will spend the first few days in a warm incubator nursery. This one's a Hovabator.

Angulate tortoise hatchling tub

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.

Angulate tortoise (Chersina angulata) hatchling

There he is!

Angulate / Bowsprit tortoise hatchling hiding

He loves to sleep and hide in the warm, slightly damp sphagnum moss.

 

 

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

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