· My turtle laid an egg last night
My turtle laid an egg this morning and idk how to take care of it (never raised turtles before) so (when I found it it was already dry) I took it very carefully outside in the back, making sure the side that was up is still up and buried it in a little hole next to mama turtle (one she’d dug) and then took the turtles outside where she could do the rest of her stuff. I didn’t notice she was still busy doing that stuff and had been bringing them in again at night to keep them away from black and brown widow spiders but I guess that was very poor judgement on my part.
All well, so long as turtle mama is doing well and is healthy enough, there will be other eggs in the future and I can brush up on research on how to take care of egg situations hahaha XD for now i’m just not gonna mess with them today.
(She’s been eating worms and the fruit I give them and she still hangs around the water bowl I leave out so I don’t think she’s ill, she doesn’t appear ill though both my turtles sleep around a lot, the lazy asses. If the egg survives, it survives. If not, all well. it was just round one this season and if turtle mama is well, that’s all that matters. there’ll be others in the future and I’ll recognize the signs better next time around and know better how to act. At first I considered just burying the egg in the box and leaving it inside but then i remembered how COLD it gets in the house cause of the AX, cause it’s the middle of august, the hottest month of the year. So I figured it would be better to put it outside where it can be heated by the sun and give it a fighting chance IF it’s even alive. these turtles had been through a lot in their young lives so I wouldn’t be surprised if the egg wasn’t even alive to begin with. We’ll just see, 2 1/2 months from now haha I feel like such a horribly ignorant person ^^”)