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How do you tell if a box turtle is pregnant.


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#1 turtlefreak159

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:29 PM

I thought there was a method to see if a box turtle was carrying eggs. I am not sure what it is called but i thought it started with a P. I thought it was where you stuck your fingers in front of the back legs gently to see if you felt eggs.

Anyone know any sights or know what to do?

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:39 PM

Yeah thaats what you do, im not sure exactly the name but you grab the back legs and stick your pinkies in the there, carful when they close it hurts.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:43 PM

I was trying that and as soon as i touched a little inside of there i felt some lumps kinda. On some other turtles it is not as easy to feel these lumps. Is it her insides or eggs?

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:47 PM

It's called palpating.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:20 PM

What do you feel for when you do that..when i try it i feel something as soon as i like push a little..it is all over kind of..I cant tell if it is eggs or not.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:31 PM

Yeah thaats what you do, im not sure exactly the name but you grab the back legs and stick your pinkies in the there, carful when they close it hurts.


Umm...i concur......i hate personal experiences....

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 05:58 PM

Its called palpating.

If the turtle is gravid, you may feel round "lumps" which are the eggs. But often you don't feel anything.

Be careful though, if they close the shell on ya...it hurts

http://www.pogospals...urtle_eggs.html

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