Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How To Be A Tortoise Breeder

There are some important things as a tortoise breeder to be concern, it is first important to be able to know if your tortoise is pregnant. Aware on the signs and indications that their tortoise is in fact pregnant as egg production can have serious implications for the health of the newborn tortoise. This is one of the important vitally initiation for any tortoise breeder.

Tortoise X-Ray
As an animal who has hard shell, physically tortoises do not show outward signs of their pregnancy. Therefore, the diagnosis of pregnancy can only be done by observing changes in behavior or take your pet to the vet for an x-ray. For this reason it is important that you know and understand your tortoise normal or abnormal behavior.

Sexual mature of tortoises depends on the size rather than age. In nature, it will not happen until the tortoise is 15 or 20 years old, but due to the improvement of the nutritional quality of foods that are able to offer our pets in captivity, their fast growths, that in tortoises as young as 4 or 6 years old, they are ready on their size, not on their age. And it is not recommended  to breed on a too young tortoise, because there can be complications.

They laying their eggs would happen in spring or early summer, in their wild life. This allows the hatchlings to grow before their first hibernation. however  in captivity, there is no fixed on the breeding season and that means most of the breeding and eggs production can occur at any time of the year.

Female tortoises are able to store sperm in the fallopian tubes, the fertile eggs, so they can produce up to three years after mating. they has two ovaries in the coelimic cavity - eggs are released by the ovaries and then travel down the paired oviducts. Storage of sperm, means is, they do not have to mate frequently to keep the population in their natural habitat. The added benefit of mixing the paternity of the hatchlings ensures there is less likelihood of interbreeding in smaller populations.

Thus, the fertilization by a recent mating, or because of internal fertilization of sperm stored. This may be  caused by a change in temperature or the greater availability of food. The eggs are deposited in the fallopian tube, where the fertilized egg and the shell are also produced. Female tortoises can sometimes eggs, even if have never met. Therefore it is important that you should be aware of signs that carry the eggs.

As a tortoise breeder should be aware of the various aspects of care tortoises, and it is important that they understand the tortoises in their care, and may be able to determine whether the two good and able to carry the eggs and successfully deliver it. If you have no experience with the tortoise, they may suffer for this reason, you should consider before deciding to breed your pet.

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