Golden Greek Tortoises
- hatchlings -
A brand new Golden Greek tortoise (Testudo graeca terrestris) baby. Still a bit shy, but in a few weeks she will be quite used to me. :O)
About to hatch
This photo shows well the scratch marks made by the hatchling in his effort to break the egg open.
This Golden egg has pipped. Notice the small opening.
He has worked hard to made the hole larger.
Another baby almost out of the egg.
This baby was positioned sideways inside the egg and was very rolled up due to the narrow space.
Photo taken a few seconds after he climbed out of the egg.
About 1 minute old. 13 grams. Just look at that cute face. :O)
Yellow belly baby with few dark markings,
This baby is only a few seconds old and still all curled up. His belly button really looks like a button. :O)
More orangy baby that hatched with a larger residual yolk sac than most of my Greeks. The belly button opening will be healed and closed in a few days.
Golden Greek tortoise baby.
Same tortoise as above. Look at those cute black spots she has developed with age. Love them!
Related pages: Golden Greek egg development page 1 and page 2