Question by  siva (28)

What is normal incubation period for a tortoise?


Answer by  TheGrandWazoo (121)

The incubation period of a tortoise varies depending on the specie of tortoise. For example, a desert tortoise egg takes between 85 and 90 days. Most tortoise take about that time, but certain more exotic specials can take up to 6 months to hatch. In average a tortoise would take about 70 to 100 days to hatch.


Answer by  Hoboanddojo (111)

The normal incubation period for a tortoise is about 90 - 120 days long. That is also for turtles. If the incubation is complete, normally 4 - 8 eggs will be given off. Tortoises usually live for approximately 80 - 100 years. The birth interval is usually 2 - 3 years long.


Answer by  Ashton (229)

Most normal tortoise can be painted turtle or snapping turtle. For the painted turtle the incubation period is 76 days and for snappers, it will run from 50 -60 days.


Answer by  Prashanth (35)

The incubation period averages about 100 days under natural conditions, which is relatively short. The incubation period may be more/less than 100 days depending on the climate and temperature.


Answer by  Sinefey (457)

Between 8 and 11 weeks. Temperature is a big factor here, too low and it takes longer, too high and it takes less, improper temp can result in deformity.


Answer by  Kavjian (46)

The incubation period varies dependent on the type of tortoise and environmental factors such as outside temperature. The normal incubation period lasts anywhere from two months to four months. The incubation period only applies if the eggs are not submerged, however. If the eggs are placed underwater, they will not hatch.


Answer by  fancbiz (952)

The normal incubation period is between 55 and 65 days when the temperature is all Constant and cubation period is affected by several factors including the temperature of the sand nests on which the eggs has been laid and also the protection given against exposed ordinary movements from time to time.


Answer by  alc1974 (71)

Normal incubation periods range from 2 to 4 months, depending on the type of tortoise and the temperature at which the eggs are kept.


Answer by  madel (30)

Most common turtle can be either Snapping turtle or Painted turtle. Typical incubation period for Painted averages 76 days, but ranges wildly around that number. Snappers run 50-60 days, but can go a lot longer in some situations. NEITHER will hatch if laid in water. Regardless of method chosen, temperature is the most important factor.


Answer by  steven88 (14)

The normal incubation period for a tortoise ranges anywhere from eight to ten weeks usually, however it could be less or more.

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