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    One of my tortoise Eggs just hatched today Im SOOOOoo excited!!

    Well after 53 days of twiddling my fingers and biting my nails one of eggs has hatched ...I have another two in the same clutch so hopefully they will be hatching soon too !!
    Any way they are Hermanni Tortoise and I thought they may hatch nearer to christmas and was going to call them Holly,Cracker and Tinsel....but now I'm having to re-think their names ....First one out I have called EVE as in New years eve...but I need two more new years Eve related names ..preferably femanine names or unisex....as they were incubated for Girls.Any help much appreciated on this one .......and then once this is done I can start thinking of names for the other 10 eggs still in my incubator !! lol

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    So how are you going to cook it?

    Midnight

    Banned

    The JFK;3901579

    So how are you going to cook it?



    Fried, grilled tortoise is too dry. Serve that up with the remaining 2 scrambled egss, lovely jubbly

    dawn as in new dawn. i'm struggling! x

    chime

    Floravada, brace yourself for the willy riders, and their poo jokes!

    popper as in party popper :lol:

    nikkib123;3901665

    You are really thinking about this aren't you ha ha - good ones :-D


    :lol: i'm bored ... hubby's watching shooting stars documentary & i can't be bothered to watch it :whistling:

    cheerleader;3901693

    :lol: i'm bored ... hubby's watching shooting stars documentary & i can't … :lol: i'm bored ... hubby's watching shooting stars documentary & i can't be bothered to watch it :whistling:



    mine is too
    i do like johnny vegas though

    edjaned;3901719

    mine is too :)i do like johnny vegas though


    :lol: men ehh? how's your sister doing?
    nikkib123;3901728

    I am taping shooting stars at 10 - nearly ready for bed been up since six … I am taping shooting stars at 10 - nearly ready for bed been up since six with bubs.Hubby is on Playstation pretending to be James Bond!


    awww :-( hope your boy lets you have a lay in tomorrow morning or your hubby gets up with him as he can be a modern day james bond haha :w00t:

    6???
    mine are all in bed till about 8.30 lovely

    edjaned;3901770

    6???mine are all in bed till about 8.30 lovely


    mine got up at 9 today

    she is still upset about it,i just hope she speaks to police again i know they have told my mum they didnt get it on camera
    she should be home 2moro though all being well,my dad went to see her today and he said her face is a hell of a mess

    how about kiss for a name? as in new years kiss

    "Sparkie" for firework, "Resso" as in resolution

    edjaned;3901800

    she is still upset about it,i just hope she speaks to police again i know … she is still upset about it,i just hope she speaks to police again i know they have told my mum they didnt get it on camera she should be home 2moro though all being well,my dad went to see her today and he said her face is a hell of a mess


    awww :-( did she know who did it? or are the police gonna get her to do a photo fit or something? :?

    nikkib123;3901795

    I dream of that!!!



    i think mine just got peed of with waking me earlier than that as im such a heavy sleeper so they have just got used to sleeping late knowing i wouldnt get up to early

    shauneco;3901822

    "Sparkie" for firework, "Resso" as in resolution


    :lol: those ideas are better than mine :thumbsup:

    cheerleader;3901826

    awww :-( did she know who did it? or are the police gonna get her to do a … awww :-( did she know who did it? or are the police gonna get her to do a photo fit or something? :?



    police havent been to hospital to see her they just said they will talk to her when she gets home so she doesnt know whats happening
    no she didnt know him,she knows one of his mates though

    awww baby tortoises. im just winding mine down for hibernation now, a few more days and he will be going in the fridge.

    how about 'auld' 'lang' and 'syne':roll:

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    Lulu'sMammy;3901596

    Midnight



    I like Midnight.......That might be a goodone for me to use..Rep given !!


    One more to find please :oops:

    are you expecting more (to hatch) - well not you personally lol

    my son has been wanting one for ages

    Hog (manay)

    Floaravada:

    If I can put in a sensible reply - congratulations from another tortoise owner!! :thumbsup:

    We have three tortoises, and I cannot bear to try to hatch their eggs in case we cannot raise the hatchlings and they die.

    Good luck with your babies!

    jennie-jack;3902049

    awww baby tortoises. im just winding mine down for hibernation now, a few … awww baby tortoises. im just winding mine down for hibernation now, a few more days and he will be going in the fridge.



    why do people do that when it's cold outside anyway? :thinking:

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    sn0ttyang3l;3903120

    are you expecting more (to hatch) - well not you personally lolmy son has … are you expecting more (to hatch) - well not you personally lolmy son has been wanting one for ages



    Yes I am aexpecting more to hatch.....So your son wants one does he...how much background information have you done on them.....its important to know what you are doing with reptiles before you take one on.
    Its not as easy as tomato and iceberg letuce...there is alot of expens in having them.......not enough people realise this before they take them on unfortunatly.
    :x

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    bellabonkers;3903676

    why do people do that when it's cold outside anyway? :thinking:



    Because the temps flutuate far too much in this country for them to hibernate safely.
    Hermanns for example need a constant temp of 5-6 degrees during hibernation for around 12 weeks..........you can't do that outside in this country as many times the temps drop to freezing and below at night, and on a warm spring day you can sometimes get into double figures too !!.
    Thats why so many tortoises died when they were all the rage 20-30 years ago because too little was known about them and they were all neglected through lack of knowledge......Ask around i bet you know someone that says they had a tortoise when they were a kid......but were is it now?...thats right DEAD !! :oops:
    and the average life expectancy of a tortoise should be about 120 years !!!......so thats one hell of a tragedy for alot of tortoise being kept incorrectly .
    :?

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    renard;3903466

    Floaravada:If I can put in a sensible reply - congratulations from … Floaravada:If I can put in a sensible reply - congratulations from another tortoise owner!! :thumbsup:We have three tortoises, and I cannot bear to try to hatch their eggs in case we cannot raise the hatchlings and they die.Good luck with your babies!




    Thats a real shame !!
    What species of tort do you have ?
    Also were abouts in the country are you...I would happily Incubate your eggs for you FREE of charge!!
    :roll:
    Baby Torts are just like adults ...they hatch like little tanks..and their needs are nearly the same as the adults ....not too much different.
    Would be happy to help you if you want to chat email me !! :roll:
    [email protected]

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    jennie-jack;3902049

    awww baby tortoises. im just winding mine down for hibernation now, a few … awww baby tortoises. im just winding mine down for hibernation now, a few more days and he will be going in the fridge.



    Best way to hibernate them safely :thumbsup:
    bet you miss them when they go in the fridge don't you ?
    I know I do still...every year !!
    :oops:

    Pics!!

    Gosh they must be super cute when they've just hatched. :thumbsup:
    How about Happy & Merry?

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    torapoole;3905876

    Pics!!



    How do I add them please...im a bit of a nit whit when it comes to doing that bit..and don't know how to do it!!
    :oops:

    my husband had one as a child - it belonged to the family for donkeys years - in those days tortoise were kept in the garden and then hibernated in the garden shed inside a box with some shredded newspaper. Just to buy a baby tortoise is £ 175 not including all the other items you need so definitely not something that is a fly by night whim

    Floravada;3906041

    How do I add them please...im a bit of a nit whit when it comes to doing … How do I add them please...im a bit of a nit whit when it comes to doing that bit..and don't know how to do it!!:oops:



    Go to photobucket
    photobucket.com/
    Sign up.
    Upload your pics via browse from your computer (don't forget to choose large or 15" size), select, copy and paste.

    I would like to see piccys too.
    Congratulations on your hatchlings. :thumbsup:

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    chesso;3906150

    Go to photobuckethttp://photobucket.com/Sign up.Upload your pics via … Go to photobuckethttp://photobucket.com/Sign up.Upload your pics via browse from your computer (don't forget to choose large or 15" size), select, copy and paste.



    right ive got them onto photo bucket any chance of a little help to get them on to this post now.....im a bit of an idiot im afraid!!
    :oops:

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    Jumpingphil;3906333

    I would like to see piccys too.Congratulations on your hatchlings. … I would like to see piccys too.Congratulations on your hatchlings. :thumbsup:



    working on it........wont be too much longer!!
    hopefully
    :thinking:

    http://i545.photobucket.com/albums/hh379/Floravada/DSC00098.jpg
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