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alayna
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HELP ME PLEASE!

I have one turtle he is about 5-6 years old. We thought he was a boy. But we recently found what looks to be a broken egg and an egg. He is the only turtle that has ever been in that tank. Is this normal?
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Sounds like he is a she. Females start laying eggs around 5 years of age. They lay eggs whether or not they\'ve mated; the eggs just aren\'t fertile.

It\'s important that you provide a nesting area for your turtle; without a proper nesting area, turtles will try to retain their eggs (become egg bound). If they rupture inside the turtle, an infection could result which could be fatal to your turtle. The information at http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/Nestsites.htm will be helpful in making a nesting site for your turtle (it doesn\'t have to be elaborate, but your turtle should be able to easily get to it if she wants to. Good luck.
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