Is it normal for Painted Turtle to eat her eggs? - Turtles and Turtle Care
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is it normal for Painted Turtle to eat her eggs?

Mine just had her first experience laying eggs and has decided to eat them all. Is this normal if they are not fertilized? I have no male.

I don't really have a place for her to lay them outside of the water except for on rocks so she appears to have layed them in the water.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 04:18 AM
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oohh you should never leave the eggs in with the parents... fatal mistake nd yes it is very normal..

once a turtle lays eggs it has nothing else to do with them they r not maternal...

u need to remove the eggs from the tank put them sumwhere safe nd dry with a uv lamp very low %
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 09:02 PM
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thank u we had turtle eggs for 3 days big white eggs big as bird eggs they ate them one by one we think that we have a male and female the little turtle lkes to ride piggy back on the big one they did lay them in water
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