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    Thread: My new box turtle enclosure

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      Great looking box turtle home. Did you put anything under the landscape timbers to keep her from digging out?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Cinnaman View Post
      Great looking box turtle home. Did you put anything under the landscape timbers to keep her from digging out?

      Dave
      thanks

      I've got 6 inches of acrylic and cement buried all around the perimeter of the enclosure. Their is also an overhang on top of the timbers.

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      bump to turtle forum please

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      I will move it for you Jeff.
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      So I've been getting Annabelle ready to move outside from her winter home when I checked on her, only to find at least one egg has just been laid.

      Now in talking with her former owner who kept her alone in a basement, Annabelle hasn't been with a man in at least 6 years!


      I've done some research and have learned box turtles can retain sperm for 4 or 5 years in documented cases. I'm guessing that these egg/eggs will be infertile but I'm going to give it some time and see what happens.

      Wish me luck
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      That's real nice! I don't have a boxie. But have 2 Sulcatas and a Russian
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      That is so cool. Maybe it will hatch.
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      How long does it take for eggs to hatch? Should we be on baby watch?
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      Quote Originally Posted by gray cat View Post
      That is so cool. Maybe it will hatch.
      Well no one told me mama could be a predator but she ate her own egg so I guess that's that.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jeffcopeland View Post
      Well no one told me mama could be a predator but she ate her own egg so I guess that's that.
      Oh NO! I was looking forward to the chance it may hatch. Oh well.
      Sorry about your egg loss.
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      Jeff, I didn't know you had box turtles too! What a great idea for a habitat for them, It looks great. I have a pair that I rescued, I think they are from Arkansas. I love you ideas, and I think I am going to steal a few. More likely I will clone yours. Thanks for posting pics. I am impressed!!!


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      That is one classy turtle 'estate' and I am glad she got to move to an 'upscale' neighborhood

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      Usuily when they eat the eggs it means they were infertile. I am also in NJ and I take mine in during the winter. I have not been able to get my boxies to lay eggs yet though. But last year I hatched 4 painted turtles.

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      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyd5844 View Post
      Usually when they eat the eggs it means they were infertile.
      Yeah, I pretty much thought it was but was hoping maybe I would get lucky.

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      What are you using to keep the logs together and what are you using as a foundation ?

      thank you

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      I had 4 box turtles that lived in my backyard for 16-years. I fenced in a large area where bushes and such were. Then, last year, a racoon came and ate them all. It broke my heart. Make sure you cover your new enclosure, or it could happen to you too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tbrain View Post
      I had 4 box turtles that lived in my backyard for 16-years. I fenced in a large area where bushes and such were. Then, last year, a racoon came and ate them all. It broke my heart. Make sure you cover your new enclosure, or it could happen to you too.

      Tracy! I'm so sorry for your loss.
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      That is so sad. Sorry for your loss.
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