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Nemo123
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How often do Red Eared Sliders lay eggs? What can I do for my turtle so she has somewhere to dig?

Thanks.
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?? Mine are all female and I don\'t think they were pregnant when I got them, do you think I might have stopped them from having babies? :(
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Turtles just develop eggs, they don\'t need to copulate. My girl laid 9 last week and she\'s never been around a male since she was a hatchling. She\'s 8 now.
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What makes them want to have babies?

P.S. If you are a veteren on eggs, why did you ask that question?
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i never knew anything could get eggs from air :s
anyways i read somewhere that turtles might just lay their eggs anywhere and u will have to put them in wet soil or something..if u can\'t provide them somewhere to dig then just provide them with a dry surface to lay the eggs on and keep checking if by any chance they lay them in the water u have to remove them quickly and dig for them cz those tiny turtles inside will not have air to breath and will die:(
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Has that ever happened to you?
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not really..btw do turtles from the same sex get along together well? (like ur females?)
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They kind of ignore each other.
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lol..better than fighting..but isn\'t that boring for them? seems u have enough space so why don\'t u consider getting a male or 2?
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Obviously I\'m not a \"veteran\" on eggs, or I wouldn\'t have asked the question. My turlte laid them once, and I want to know how often I can expect this to occur.

And even if I wanted baby turtles, which I don\'t, I don\'t have a male to fertilize the eggs.
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I just gave my two baby RES, Snicker and Pluto, to my aunt. :( :( :( :( :( :(
I am sooooooooooooooooooooo sad. :(:(:(
I might get another turtle, maybe a male........
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I have heard that you can make a mixture of vermiculite and soil, place in a box. Like a washpan and keep the mixture moist.
Your turtle should display some odd behaviour to let you know when she is going to lay her eggs. Like excessive digging. Place her in the box so she can dig and lay her eggs.

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Turtles like any other egg layers can and do lay unfertilized eggs.
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Are all your turtles RES Deesygirl?
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I was thinking the same thing, deesygirl. I wish I would have answered before you lol!
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Trailrider wrote:
Are all your turtles RES Deesygirl?
Yes, they are all RES. Tank and Stew are the only obvious males. Reeb is a possible. :) To answer the next question no I don\'t breed my turtles as I feel there are plenty out there.
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So are they all seperated?
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