Turtle laying eggs!

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Metallica
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my 10 year old turtle started laying eggs a few minutes ago lol she has been acting weird the past week..very hyper and restless...well now there are 3 eggs in my tank and looks like she is tryin to get more out...i dunno what i should do? just let her push em all out? lol
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move them out ASAP b4 they drown due to lack of oxygen under water..u hape to dig them in soil and NEVER turn them in any direction..read the care sheets on this website

good luck with ur grand children turtles:)
Metallica
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well she only laid 3 and i think thats it for now..i hope...she has no mate so dont worry they werent fertilized. Ummm other than that it was scary to see these huge lumps in my tank haha

thanks guys
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oh ok so no worries u seem to know more than i do :D
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You really should build her an easily accessible nesting site. If she does have any more eggs in her, without a proper nesting site she's likely to try to retain them. If so and if they break inside her, she's apt to get an infection and need immediate medical care. Read about nesting sites and why your turtle needs one here:

http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/Nestsites.htm
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