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Tortoise with Gastroschisis. Beware, this video is gross.

This cherry head tortoise decided to pip way too early. As it was hatching I noticed something was strange about its yolk sac. The tortoise had Gastroschisis; where the intestines are outside the body. For what ever reason, this little cherry head didn’t fully develop properly. It is currently alive, moving its head and is […]

Instahatch #58 was a stressful one…

Instahatch #58 was shipped 1,258 miles to Gilbert, Arizona.  This Sulcata Instahatch egg was shipped on 4/22/19, delivered on 4/23/19 and place in a 7 egg tiny incubator. The day after it arrived the outer shell starting to crack, but looked liked drying mud more so than a pip.  So the owner cranked the humidity. […]

#46 Insta-Hatch egg has Shipped

The 46th Instahatch egg has shipped to its forever home to a very very small town called Show Low, Arizona!!!! It is an Ibera Greek tortoise egg.  When i shipped the egg, the airspace was at the top and it was huge!  It Shipped Monday 4/8/19, delivered on 4/9/19.  When the egg was candled yesterday, […]

#45 Insta-Hatch egg has hatched

The 45th Insta-hatch egg was shipped on Friday 4/5/19 and delivered on a saturday 4/6/19.  It arrived already starting to hatch. Welcome to the world Cherry head Tortoise. If you want to follow this Cherryhead as it enters the world, go follow @northeastreptiles on instagram.