Horsfield tortoises share the nest

Post your pictures and any questions here of European tortoises e.g. Ibera Spur Thigh, Ibera Graeca, Marginated, Hermanns, Kleinmanni and we include the Horsfield tortoise. Also, do add pictures of Mediterranean tortoises you have seen in the wild.
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Helen
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Horsfield tortoises share the nest

Post by Helen » 10 Apr 2017, 13:45

You wouldn't believe the space these tortoises have and they both decide to lay their eggs in the same nest. The one on the left is a first timer, so perhaps she is in learning mode. Excuse my thumb in the corner of the picture.
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Re: Horsfield tortoises share the nest

Post by Elaine » 10 Apr 2017, 14:00

Helen wrote:
> You wouldn't believe the space these tortoises have and they both decide to
> lay their eggs in the same nest. The one on the left is a first timer, so
> perhaps she is in learning mode. Excuse my thumb in the corner of the
> picture.
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Re: Horsfield tortoises share the nest

Post by Elaine » 10 Apr 2017, 14:05

Lovely capture

I think in the wild they would naturally do this as a preditor can only eat so many eggs. Then again it could just have been our mini heatwave.

Either way busy girls,
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Re: Horsfield tortoises share the nest

Post by lin » 10 Apr 2017, 14:46

They not only have to take care over what they are laying but whats already in the nest! Amazing :o

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Helen wrote:
> You wouldn't believe the space these tortoises have and they both decide to
> lay their eggs in the same nest. The one on the left is a first timer, so
> perhaps she is in learning mode. Excuse my thumb in the corner of the
> picture.

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Re: Horsfield tortoises share the nest

Post by Nina » 10 Apr 2017, 18:05

That is an amazing photo! Did their back feet ever touch when they were digging the nest?

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