The Russian Tortoise 
Agrionemys horsfieldii ( Testudo horsfieldii)  

Russian Tortoise Twins
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Russian tortoise twins #1
Twins joined at the yolk sac

Detailed records can be found at Tortoise Twins

Russian tortoise twins #2

 

Russian tortoise twins #3


 
  Russian tortoise twins #4

Russian tortoise twins #5

 
  Russian tortoise twins #6
I tied the  the cord at what appeared to be the yolk sac remnant and cut in between with a sterile razor blade
Russian tortoise twins #7
The larger one on day 2. It is very active
 
  Russian tortoise twins #7
The yolk sac stump looks good
Russian tortoise twins #8
The small one is amazingly active
  Russian tortoise twins #9
The shell is filling out and the stump looks OK. The tort is only 4 grams.
Russian tortoise twins #10
At one week the "tiny" twin is active and nibbling on greens

 
  Russian tortoise twins #11
The second hatchling from the cultch (on the left) is one week old. The twins are 2 weeks old.

Russian tortoise twins #12
Dinner is served !!!

Tiny pigs out


 
   


 

 

 

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