Golden Greek Tortoises
- nesting & egg laying, p.2 -
A clutch of four 12-13 g Golden Greek (Testudo graeca terrestris) eggs
Indoor nesting photos
Here's another Golden Greek (Testudo graeca terrestris) indoor egg laying sequence. The tip of the egg is peeking. Substrate is a mixture of organic garden soil and coconut coir. The substrate should be deep, tightly compacted, and slightly damp so that it will keep the shape of the nest hole.
There's the first one!
Outdoor nesting photos
Mama Golden Greek tortoise (Testudo graeca terrestris) digging her nest outdoors. She's a wild caught foundation animal.
Mama Golden Greek leaving the nest she has just finished covering. The nest site is camouflaged very well. If I didn't know where it was, I wouldn't find it.
Opening the nest. Top of the egg is already visible.
She laid only one egg that weighed 13g.
This nesting Golden Greek was bred, hatched, and raised by me (F1). Her first baby was my first F2 offspring from Goldens.
Here he is! My first Golden Greek F2 from the nesting above. Mama laid 5 eggs, but only this one was fertile. He's my first Golden great-grandchild. Kinda :O) He's one day old in this photo and weighs only 6 g. He's tiny, but spunky. A beauty, too. Love him!
This more beige colored Golden Greek mama is another one hatched and raised by me (F1). Her babies are also F2.
Related page: For more nesting photos, see the Golden Greek tortoise nesting page 1.