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It is really hard to tell just by how she looks. If you really focus, you can notice the back of her shell is wider then usual. The best way to really know is after she has mated, she will spend alot of time basking and being inactive. She also will eat less then usual, but make sure you encorage her to eat. Using treats like live earth worms and feeder fish helps. She'll also wants to be alone so it is very important you separate the male away from her until she lays the eggs. You should only touch her when you have to. You also need to keep the water very clean and warm. Make 5 inches of soil in the tank's land area so she can lay the eggs. She'll be doing alot of digging and sniffing in the last 2 weeks before she lays the eggs. She'll hold them for about 80 days. She can lay from 2 to 25 eggs!

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Q: How do you tell if a red-eared slider turtle is holding eggs?
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Will slider turtle eggs hatch if you only have a female turtle?

yes my turtle lay egg alone rashed

How long does it take a red eared slider's eggs to hatch?

Red ear slider turtle eggs take 60-80 days to hatch on average.

How often will a red ear slider turtle lay eggs?

Once a year................. If they find a mate

How many eggs does a fresh water turtle lay?

It depends if its a red eared slider or a paint turtle or a snapping turtle (witch i doubt you have) im just gonna tell you all of the ones i listed red eared slider if its the first time first time 2 to 20 for a paint turtle 2 to 20 eggs and a snapping turtle 1 to ten so i hoped i helped

Gestation period of red eared slider turtle eggs?

After mating, it takes approximately 2 months for the eggs to be laid, and then another 2 months for the eggs to hatch.

Will it harm the red eared slider to drop her eggs while she is in water?

It won't harm the turtle - but the eggs should be removed from the water as soon as possible.

How many eggs does a red eared slider turtle have?

Not many usually. the most they usually lay is about 5 or 6.

Will a male red eared slider eat a red eared slider turtle egg?

Yes, they will happily eat the eggs wether it was theirs or not.If you are breeding them it is best to leave the female with her eggs and put the male in a different enclosure.

What are turtle eggs?

Turtle eggs are eggs layed by a turtle.

How does a red-eared slider turtle have babies?

They lay eggs just like every other cold blooded animal

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Do red eared slider turtles mate?

Yes. A male and female RES turtle will mate and the female will lay eggs.

What does it look like when the red ear slider is holding eggs?

You won't actually see a difference in your RES prior to her laying eggs. Her appearance will remain unchanged.

How do you know when a red eared slider turtle has eggs?

most of the time you will find a dug up area and that is more in likly there nest:)

How many times can a red eared slider turtle lay eggs?

anywhere from two to twenty times per breeding season

How do you fertilize your red eared slider turtles unfertilized eggs?

Without access to a laboratory for artificial insemination, eggs must be fertilized by a male turtle. Once the eggs are laid by the female, they can't be fertilized.

How many eggs do slider turtles lay?

turtles usually lay about 24 to 32 eggs Yeah but they're asking a specific turtle so wouldn't the number change do you think?

Do red eared sliders lay eggs?

Yes, like all other turtles Red Eared Slider Turtles lay eggs. There is no species of turtle that gives birth to live young.

How can you tell snapping turtle eggs from painted turtle eggs?

Snapping turtle eggs are round like ping-pong balls, while Painted Turtle eggs are long ovals.

What color are turtle eggs?

turtle eggs are iust white

How can you tell if a red ear slider turtle is about to lay eggs?

you wiil tell because it will not eat it iil stay in its shell when she wakes up sh will be done laying eggs and next moth or saw they will hacth

Can turtles lay eggs at the age of 4?

Yes a pet slider turtle can begin to lay eggs at the age of four when she reaches maturity. If she does not have a place where she can bury her eggs she will old them inside of her until she can't anymore. She will then just drop them in the water in her tank.

If a red ear slider turtle lays there eggs in a tank and then you notice what do you do?

Take them out ASAP!!! they are good for 2 hours...what happens after 2 hours is that the egg loses oxygen.

What does a turtle egg look like?

its obvious that turtle eggs look like turtle eggs. They are little balls.

Can a pet turtle lay eggs?

Yes, a pet turtle can lay eggs.