Spider Tortoises

Our breeding group consists of two males and three females that are unrelated and were imported in 1999 and 2000. As is often the case when working with wild caught animals, acclimation has been slow and difficult at times. We have consistently received at least one egg from each of the females each year but we haven't observed enough breeding activity to produce fertile eggs. In 2004 we moved the group to a new winter quarters that is climate controlled and will allow us to better duplicate the conditions necessary for successful breeding. We plan to raise up several hatchlings for future breeding projects since this species will undoubtedly become completely protected against importation from its native home of Madagascar.

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