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RE: I haven't a clue!

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Posted by: PHBoxTurtle at Tue Jun 22 12:30:08 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHBoxTurtle ]  
   

I assume the garden you put her (outside the main pen) is still fenced in. If not, you are lucky she remained in the same area It sounds like she may have laid eggs since their instinct after laying eggs would be to return the nest site to its former appearance.

Unless you have skunks and raccoons coming to your yard regularly, the wire mesh should be enough to deter other turtles and feral cats from digging up the eggs. If you are concerned, please research online how to incubate the eggs. I have done it successfully, but have had as many failures as successes. It's best to buy an incubator as the eggs will remain at a stable temp and you can add moisture to the air by adding water in shallow pans. However, it takes time to buy and receive, as well as setting up and monitoring the temps before use, so maybe this clutch is better off in the ground. Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
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