Habitat - Indoor :: [Help] Pregnant turtle!

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:41 pm   [Help] Pregnant turtle!

Hi guys,

My female res, approx 9 inches are both showing signs of egg laying behavior. I have a sandbox approx 2.5 x 2 feet and 3 feet deep, with a strong mvb bulb shining on this area. I have a ramp connected to this sandpit which makes easy for turtles to access. However, in the past 48 hours, these 2 ladies have been pacing up the sandpit and back into the water for at least 20 times a day, and at times even seen trying to eacape from the enclosure.
Is this behavior normal for pregnant females? Anything i can do better to help them lay?
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:02 pm   Re: [Help] Pregnant turtle!

Is this their first time being gravid? Have they used the box before? Most indoor setups are turned down by gravid RES.
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:08 am   Re: [Help] Pregnant turtle!

Hey steve, yes its their first time laying in this sandbox.
Oh man, any ideas on what i should do?
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:45 am   Re: [Help] Pregnant turtle!

You could try to upgrade the sandbox, with more plants, higher level of sand, move things around... Reptiles are very picky about nesting.
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:16 pm   Re: [Help] Pregnant turtle!

If it's warm and sunny where you are, try outside and let her choose a spot... under your careful supervision. Areas where there is a garden could be a good spot.

PokePony... they are so very picky.... such incredible maternal instincts.
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