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RE: I haven't a clue!

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Posted by: kensopher at Sun Jun 20 19:28:15 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by kensopher ]  
   

Hi 9boxies!

If I remember correctly, you keep desert box turtles. What you are describing is exactly how they typically lay eggs. Mine normally dig a form, sleep in it for a short while, and then turn vertical and begn to dig down into the bottom of it. A relatively small turtle can end up digging a hole that reaches 8 inches deep!

I would strongly recommend that you dig up the eggs. It is impossible to protect them against all predators...ants can be a big one. Plus, you wouldn't want the babies hatching out and escaping into the wild.

I'd be interested to know what you decide to do, and if you find anything. I'm only on here about once weekly now, but I'll check. Good luck!


   

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